Residents in some Denver neighborhoods routinely live shorter lives than folks who make their homes across town.
And the differences can be striking.
That's the takeaway from data compiled by the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU researchers have mapped life expectancy on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood level for numerous cities — and the span between Denver areas in which residents stick around for more or less time is a startling fourteen years.
On average, residents of five Denver neighborhoods live until they're 84. Life expectancy in two others is 70.
And while there's not a strict correlation between long life spans and income, you'll notice that people located in more affluent areas tend to land toward the upper end of the scale, while those in lower-income places typically don't last as long. A VCU map also shared here accurately points out that there are short distances between large gaps in health for Denverites.
Check out the photo-illustrated numbers for every Denver neighborhood below (save a handful for which data was insufficient), followed by the map and a document detailing methodology and more.
Central Business District
South Park Hill
Washington Virginia Vale
Gateway/Green Valley Ranch
Washington Park West
Continue to see life expectancy information for the rest of Denver's neighborhoods.
Harvey Park South
North Park Hill
College View/South Platte
Northeast Park Hill
City Park West
North Capitol Hill
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