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Life Expectancy at Birth by Race and Sex, 1930–2010

Learn the life expectancy (measured at birth) of American men and women, differentiated by race. For the 2010, the latest data available, the life expectancy for men of all races is 76.2 years and 81.1 years for women.

  All races White Black
Year Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female
2010 78.7 76.2 81.1 79.0 76.5 81.3 75.1 71.8 78.0
2007 77.9 75.4 80.4 78.4 75.9 80.8 73.6 70.0 76.8
2006 77.7 75.1 80.2 78.2 75.7 80.6 73.2 69.7 76.5
2005 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.2 69.5 76.5
20041 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.1 69.8 76.3
2003 77.5 74.8 80.1 78.0 75.3 80.5 72.7 69.0 76.1
2002 77.3 74.5 79.9 77.7 75.1 80.3 72.3 68.8 75.6
2001 77.2 74.4 79.8 77.7 75.0 80.2 72.2 68.6 75.5
2000 77.0 74.3 79.7 77.6 74.9 80.1 71.9 68.3 75.2
1999 76.7 73.9 79.4 77.3 74.6 79.9 71.4 67.8 74.7
1998 76.7 73.8 79.5 77.3 74.5 80.0 71.3 67.6 74.8
1997 76.5 73.6 79.4 77.2 74.3 79.9 71.1 67.2 74.7
1996 76.1 73.1 79.1 76.8 73.9 79.7 70.2 66.1 74.2
1995 75.8 72.5 78.9 76.5 73.4 79.6 69.6 65.2 73.9
1994 75.7 72.4 79.0 76.5 73.3 79.6 69.5 64.9 73.9
1993 75.5 72.2 78.8 76.3 73.1 79.5 69.2 64.6 73.7
1992 75.8 72.3 79.1 76.5 73.2 79.8 69.6 65.0 73.9
1991 75.5 72.0 78.9 76.3 72.9 79.6 69.3 64.6 73.8
1990 75.4 71.8 78.8 76.1 72.7 79.4 69.1 64.5 73.6
1989 75.1 71.7 78.5 75.9 72.5 79.2 68.8 64.3 73.3
1988 74.9 71.4 78.3 75.6 72.2 78.9 68.9 64.4 73.2
1987 74.9 71.4 78.3 75.6 72.1 78.9 69.1 64.7 73.4
1986 74.7 71.2 78.2 75.4 71.9 78.8 69.1 64.8 73.4
1985 74.7 71.1 78.2 75.3 71.8 78.7 69.3 65.0 73.4
1984 74.7 71.1 78.2 75.3 71.8 78.7 69.5 65.3 73.6
1983 74.6 71.0 78.1 75.2 71.6 78.7 69.4 65.2 73.5
1982 74.5 70.8 78.1 75.1 71.5 78.7 69.4 65.1 73.6
1981 74.1 70.4 77.8 74.8 71.1 78.4 68.9 64.5 73.2
1980 73.7 70.0 77.4 74.4 70.7 78.1 68.1 63.8 72.5
1979 73.9 70.0 77.8 74.6 70.8 78.4 68.5 64.0 72.9
1978 73.5 69.6 77.3 74.1 70.4 78.0 68.1 63.7 72.4
1977 73.3 69.5 77.2 74.0 70.2 77.9 67.7 63.4 72.0
1976 72.9 69.1 76.8 73.6 69.9 77.5 67.2 62.9 71.6
1975 72.6 68.8 76.6 73.4 69.5 77.3 66.8 62.4 71.3
1974 72.0 68.2 75.9 72.8 69.0 76.7 66.0 61.7 70.3
1973 71.4 67.6 75.3 72.2 68.5 76.1 65.0 60.9 69.3
19722 71.2 67.4 75.1 72.0 68.3 75.9 64.7 60.4 69.1
1971 71.1 67.4 75.0 72.0 68.3 75.8 64.6 60.5 68.9
1970 70.8 67.1 74.7 71.7 68.0 75.6 64.1 60.0 68.3
1960 69.7 66.6 73.1 70.6 67.4 74.1
1950 68.2 65.6 71.1 69.1 66.5 72.2
1940 62.9 60.8 65.2 64.2 62.1 66.6
1935 61.7 59.9 63.9 62.9 61.0 65.0 53.1 51.1 55.2
1930 59.7 58.1 61.6 61.4 59.7 63.5 48.1 47.3 49.2
(—) Data not available.
1. Preliminary data.
2. Deaths based on a 50% sample.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports. Web:www.cdc.gov/nchs.

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