4
| Lists |

Photos: Where in Colorado Will You Live the Longest?

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Where in Colorado are you likely to live the longest?

That's among the many questions addressed by data from MeasureOfAmerica.org, which has crunched numbers for every Congressional district in America, including the seven in Colorado.

The site's treasure trove of information about each district includes details about median earnings, school enrollment, race, ethnicity and plenty of other facts.

Also enumerated: the life expectancy of the districts' residents.

We've listed Colorado districts by this life-and-death metric — and if you live in Denver proper, you may not be pleased by the ranking.

Check out the results below, featuring photos of district representatives and MeasureOfAmerica.org graphics. To visit the site, featuring a lot more places beyond Colorado's borders, click here.

Number 7: Colorado's First Congressional District
Location: Dominated by the City and County of Denver
Average life span: 79.2 years

Number 6: Colorado's Third Congressional District
Location: Western and south-central Colorado, including the Western Slope
Average life span: 79.6 years

Number 5: Colorado's Seventh Congressional District
Location: The northern and western parts of the Denver metro area
Average life span: 79.8 years

Number 4: Colorado's Fifth Congressional District
Location: Colorado Springs and its suburbs
Average life span: 79.9 years

Number 3: Colorado's Fourth Congressional District
Location: The eastern plains, including Greeley and Lamar
Average life span: 80.5 years

Number 2: Colorado's Sixth Congressional District
Location: The southern part of the Denver metro area, including Littleton and Aurora
Average life span: 81.0 years

Number 1: Colorado's Second Congressional District
Location: The Denver area's northwestern suburbs, including Boulder and Thornton.
Average life span: 82.3 years

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.