10 US States with the Highest Life Expectancy

8) New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s average life expectancy is 80.3 years. There are several factors that make New Hampshire a good place to live. Where you reside can play a major role in health care outcomes. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ranked all the states in nine areas for quality of life. New Hampshire had the best overall score. In the individual categories, it was at the top for safety and quality of homes. It also fared well in job opportunities, environment and education. Additionally, skiing and other outdoor winter sports are popular due to the snowy seasonal climate. Residents also hike, mountain climb and participate in water sports at the lakes and on the coast. The prevalence of farmland means food is often locally sourced. New Hampshire has the 14th lowest rate of obesity in the country.