Life Expectancy Vs. Poverty Rate

Finger Lakes Region, 2011-2015

National studies have shown that where you live impacts how long you are likely to live.  An area’s socioeconomic status is predictive of life expectancy. Within the Finger Lakes region, residents from poor neighborhoods with poverty rates of 30% or more die eight years earlier on average than residents from affluent neighborhoods with poverty rates of less than 5%.

This data visualization is from the Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region's Health Report.

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