๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Life Expectancy in Northern America

80.23 years
Average Life Expectancy (both sexes)
77.84 years
Average Life Expectancy Males
82.64 years
Average Life Expectancy Females

The current average life expectancy for Northern America in 2024 is 80.2268 years of age. A 0.19% increase from 2023, when the average life expectancy was 80.0719 years, from birth to death. In the future, Northern America's average life expectancy is projected to increase to 89.9793 years of age, by the year 2100. A total increase of the average life expectancy for people living in Northern America by 12.16% from today's standard. This positive trend can be attributed to technological advancements, a better standard of living, and an icrease in healthcare availability.

Historic Life Expectancy in Northern America (1950-2024)

Between 1950 to 2024 the average life expectancy of people living in Northern America has increased from 68.0427 to 80.2268 years. That is an 17.91% increase that allow people of the country to live an extra 12.1841 years of life, on average.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
1950 68.0427 65.429 70.9507
1951 68.1712 65.4693 71.1657
1952 68.3659 65.583 71.4631
1953 68.7044 65.8421 71.8821
1954 69.5042 66.6317 72.6737
1955 69.5623 66.6372 72.7909
1956 69.6395 66.6662 72.9195
1957 69.4315 66.424 72.7491
1958 69.7232 66.6991 73.0424
1959 69.9396 66.8454 73.33
1960 69.9013 66.7424 73.3675
1961 70.3119 67.1449 73.7639
1962 70.1879 67.001 73.6503
1963 70.0354 66.7755 73.579
1964 70.3075 66.9695 73.913
1965 70.3669 66.9674 74.0356
1966 70.3407 66.8644 74.0795
1967 70.6486 67.1037 74.4376
1968 70.3734 66.7702 74.2205
1969 70.6419 66.9782 74.5297
1970 70.8965 67.2195 74.7803
1971 71.2563 67.5869 75.1131
1972 71.3165 67.6 75.2278
1973 71.5377 67.8046 75.4505
1974 72.0587 68.3285 75.9373
1975 72.6188 68.841 76.5246
1976 72.9321 69.2009 76.7665
1977 73.304 69.5277 77.1652
1978 73.4991 69.742 77.3229
1979 73.9161 70.1324 77.7443
1980 73.842 70.1343 77.583
1981 74.2328 70.5574 77.9144
1982 74.5705 70.9449 78.1807
1983 74.6848 71.1288 78.2151
1984 74.8235 71.2997 78.3116
1985 74.8015 71.2641 78.313
1986 74.8891 71.3441 78.4052
1987 75.0368 71.5232 78.5143
1988 75.0212 71.5363 78.4744
1989 75.2974 71.8218 78.7311
1990 75.5689 72.0823 79.0104
1991 75.723 72.2679 79.1322
1992 75.9785 72.5569 79.3493
1993 75.7757 72.4112 79.1075
1994 75.9473 72.632 79.2269
1995 76.0639 72.8229 79.2651
1996 76.3785 73.2974 79.4005
1997 76.6885 73.7496 79.5524
1998 76.8541 74.0138 79.616
1999 76.8832 74.1347 79.5568
2000 77.0402 74.3562 79.648
2001 77.1684 74.5168 79.7483
2002 77.2454 74.6142 79.8118
2003 77.4009 74.7949 79.9444
2004 77.7964 75.2254 80.2948
2005 77.8049 75.2345 80.3164
2006 78.0985 75.5412 80.5947
2007 78.3381 75.8018 80.8154
2008 78.443 75.9606 80.8711
2009 78.81 76.3511 81.2064
2010 79.0256 76.6026 81.3908
2011 79.0867 76.7028 81.4188
2012 79.2181 76.8419 81.5509
2013 79.2331 76.8604 81.5752
2014 79.2992 76.9173 81.6596
2015 79.172 76.7818 81.5558
2016 79.1645 76.7098 81.6261
2017 79.1397 76.6679 81.633
2018 79.2957 76.8222 81.7973
2019 79.4605 76.966 81.9902
2020 77.8693 75.163 80.684
2021 77.7299 74.9105 80.6742
2022 78.6632 76.0106 81.3929
2023 80.0719 77.6563 82.5103
2024 80.2268 77.8371 82.6372

How is life expectancy calculated?

Life expectancy represent the average number of years of life remaining in a group of people. The numbers above represent life expectancy of the population in Northern America, calculated from birth.

Future Life Expectancy in Northern America (2024-2100)

Northern America's average life expectancy is projected to increase in the future. By the year 2100, the country will have reached an average life expectancy of 89.9793 years of age. An 12.16% increase from today's standard.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
2024 80.2268 77.8371 82.6372
2025 80.3757 78.0062 82.765
2026 80.5251 78.1767 82.8924
2027 80.6898 78.3622 83.0354
2028 80.837 78.5299 83.1616
2029 80.9926 78.7156 83.286
2030 81.1374 78.879 83.4125
2031 81.291 79.0618 83.5357
2032 81.4437 79.2425 83.6598
2033 81.5869 79.4059 83.7833
2034 81.745 79.5837 83.9219
2035 81.8884 79.7625 84.0288
2036 82.0393 79.9407 84.1522
2037 82.1884 80.1184 84.2723
2038 82.338 80.2953 84.3945
2039 82.4871 80.4718 84.5163
2040 82.6343 80.6475 84.635
2041 82.7814 80.8212 84.7558
2042 82.9279 80.9955 84.8747
2043 83.0647 81.1518 84.993
2044 83.2168 81.3232 85.1269
2045 83.3458 81.4782 85.2305
2046 83.4904 81.6497 85.3485
2047 83.6248 81.8021 85.4659
2048 83.7674 81.9707 85.5828
2049 83.9078 82.1233 85.7125
2050 84.0319 82.2586 85.827
2051 84.164 82.4084 85.9422
2052 84.2963 82.5591 86.0568
2053 84.4348 82.709 86.185
2054 84.5568 82.8408 86.2985
2055 84.6787 82.9718 86.4126
2056 84.8082 83.1199 86.5237
2057 84.9439 83.2515 86.6657
2058 85.057 83.3809 86.763
2059 85.1837 83.5113 86.8874
2060 85.3096 83.6408 87.0109
2061 85.4276 83.7684 87.1201
2062 85.5476 83.8982 87.2309
2063 85.671 84.0246 87.3523
2064 85.7946 84.152 87.473
2065 85.9125 84.279 87.5821
2066 86.0352 84.4056 87.7017
2067 86.1439 84.5162 87.8096
2068 86.2719 84.642 87.9409
2069 86.394 84.7672 88.0605
2070 86.508 84.8916 88.1642
2071 86.6287 85.0154 88.2821
2072 86.7495 85.1402 88.3995
2073 86.8616 85.2492 88.516
2074 86.9796 85.3698 88.6317
2075 87.0896 85.4778 88.7447
2076 87.2166 85.615 88.861
2077 87.3329 85.7342 88.9746
2078 87.4556 85.8552 89.0996
2079 87.558 85.9607 89.1992
2080 87.679 86.0802 89.3224
2081 87.7995 86.1992 89.4446
2082 87.9161 86.3316 89.5439
2083 88.0276 86.4336 89.6663
2084 88.1407 86.5518 89.7741
2085 88.2589 86.6681 89.8945
2086 88.3756 86.784 90.0123
2087 88.4878 86.8993 90.1213
2088 88.604 87.0155 90.2375
2089 88.7188 87.1285 90.3544
2090 88.821 87.2284 90.4593
2091 88.9479 87.3556 90.5858
2092 89.0575 87.4707 90.6892
2093 89.1761 87.5826 90.8151
2094 89.295 87.6962 90.94
2095 89.4061 87.8068 91.0513
2096 89.5243 87.9321 91.1616
2097 89.6464 88.0544 91.2833
2098 89.7528 88.1669 91.3828
2099 89.8659 88.2744 91.5023
2100 89.9793 88.3833 91.6207

Factors that Affect Life Expectancy

Just like any other region or country, Northern America's life expectancy is influenced by a variety of factors, that include both individual and population-level factors. Broadly speaking, life expectancy is most affected by fertility rate, deaths, immigration and emigration. Some of the individual and population-level factors listed below can get you a better insight into its causes and affects of life expectancy.

Healthcare and Medical Advances

Access to quality healthcare, advancements in medical technology, and improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment play a significant role in increasing life expectancy. This includes vaccinations, antibiotics, surgical procedures, and the management of chronic conditions can greatly increase life expectancy of a country or region.

Socioeconomic Status

Income, education, and occupation are strongly correlated with life expectancy. Higher socioeconomic status typically provides individuals with better access to healthcare, healthier living conditions, and improved overall well-being, contributing to longer life expectancy of a country or region.

Environmental Factors

Environmental conditions can impact life expectancy. Access to clean air, water, and sanitation, as well as exposure to environmental pollutants and hazardous substances, can affect health outcomes and life expectancy.

Social Support and Relationships

Strong social connections, supportive relationships, and community engagement has also been linked to improved health outcomes and increased life expectancy. Social isolation and loneliness, on the other hand, can have negative effects on health and decrease life expectancy.

Access to and Quiality of Education

Education is associated with better health outcomes and increased life expectancy. It promotes healthier behaviors, improves health literacy, and provides individuals with opportunities for better employment and income.

Public Health Measures

Effective public health measures, such as disease surveillance, prevention programs, and health education campaigns, can have a significant impact on life expectancy by reducing the incidence and impact of infectious diseases, promoting healthy behaviors, and improving overall population health.

Immigration and Emigration

Life expectancy of a region or country is also affected by immigration of emigration. If healthier people immigrate or emigrate from a country, the life expectancy numbers of those two regions will be influenced by the movement of said people.

Causes of Positive Life Expectancy in Northern America

Causes of Negative Life Expectancy in Northern America

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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