Short Distances to Large Gaps in Health
Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy. The following maps display show life expectancy values alongside common geographic landmarks such as subway stops and highway exits to show how opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically, by neighborhood, in communities across the United States.
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This map shows just a few miles can mean a 9-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in the San Joaquin Valley.
This map shows average life expectancy for babies born to mothers in Kansas City can vary by as much as 14 years across neighborhoods just a few miles apart.
This map shows just a few miles can mean a 13-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in Minneapolis & St. Paul.