Rural Counties With Lower Female Life Expectancy, 1983-1999

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These rural counties showed a significant decline in life expectancy for men from 1983 to 1999, based on a report by researchers at Harvard University:

State County County
Seat
Population in 2000 Life Expectancy in 1983 Life Expectancy in 1999
AL Butler Greenville 21,399 77.91 75.18
AL Conecuh Evergreen 14,089 77.91 75.18
AL Cullman Cullman 77,483 79.42 78.10
AL Dale Ozark 49,129 79.60 77.36
AL Fayette Fayette 18,495 78.79 76.69
AL Franklin Russellville 31,223 78.29 75.69
AL Lamar Vernon 15,904 78.79 76.69
AL Marion Hamilton 31,214 79.72 77.28
AR Ashley Hamburg 24,209 77.32 73.47
AR Bradley Warren 12,600 77.88 75.36
AR Calhoun Hampton 5,744 77.88 75.36
AR Chicot Lake Village 14,117 78.76 75.83
AR Clark Arkadelphia 23,546 79.85 77.34
AR Cross Wynne 19,526 77.64 75.56
AR Dallas Fordyce 9,210 77.88 75.47
AR Drew Monticello 18,723 78.76 75.83
AR Fulton Salem 11,642 80.97 77.42
AR Izard Melbourne 13,249 80.97 77.42
AR Jackson Newport 18,418 77.64 75.56
AR Little River Ashdown 13,628 78.78 76.37
AR Mississippi Osceola & Blytheville 51,979 76.24 74.03
AR Phillips Helena 26,445 74.70 71.87
AR St. Francis Forrest City 29,329 76.11 73.92
AR Sevier De Queen 15,757 78.78 76.37
CO Dolores Dove Creek 1,844 80.78 76.36
CO Garfield Glenwood Springs 43,791 81.68 79.43
CO Montezuma Cortez 23,830 80.78 76.36
CO San Juan Silverton 558 80.78 76.36
FL Columbia Lake City 56,513 77.65 75.34
FL Jackson Marianna 46,755 78.18 75.93
GA Colquitt Moultrie 42,053 77.39 75.58
GA Greene Greensboro 14,406 79.11 76.86
GA Troup LaGrange 58,779 77.05 74.83
GA Upson Thomaston 27,597 77.13 74.70
IN Fountain Covington 17,954 79.36 77.28
IN Scott Scottsburg 22,960 78.30 75.46
IN Warren Williamsport 8,419 79.36 77.28
IA Adair Greenfield 8,243 80.89 78.78
IA Cass Atlantic 14,684 80.89 78.78
IA Union Creston 12,309 80.89 78.78
KS Clay Clay Center 8,822 81.07 78.97
KS Dickinson Abilene 19,344 81.07 78.97
KS Ford Dodge City 32,458 80.28 78.15
KS Mcpherson McPherson 29,554 82.69 79.40
KS Saline Salina 53,597 81.05 79.47
KY Clay Manchester 24,556 78.24 74.71
KY Estill Irvine 15,307 79.02 76.36
KY Grayson Leitchfield 24,053 78.24 75.84
KY Hart Munfordville 17,445 79.18 76.77
KY Laurel London 52,715 79.70 77.28
KY Lee Beattyville 7,916 79.02 76.36
KY Leslie Hyden 12,401 78.24 74.71
KY Letcher Whitesburg 25,277 77.12 74.70
KY Mccreary Whitley City 17,080 77.62 74.83
KY Madison Richmond 70,872 80.04 78.23
KY Mason Maysville 16,800 78.46 75.51
KY Menifee Frenchburg 6,556 78.25 75.67
KY Powell Stanton 13,237 78.25 75.67
KY Wayne Monticello 19,923 77.62 74.83
KY Whitley Williamsburg 35,865 78.10 75.33
KY Wolfe Campton 7,065 78.25 75.67
LA Franklin Winnsboro 21,263 76.14 74.05
LA Madison Tallulah 13,728 76.14 74.05
ME Washington Machias 33,941 78.92 76.77
MN Beltrami Bemidji 39,650 80.88 78.96
MS Alcorn Corinth 34,558 77.90 75.84
MS Benton Ashland 8,026 79.25 75.91
MS Coahoma Clarksdale 30,622 74.86 72.51
MS Itawamba Fulton 22,770 78.77 76.83
MS Jasper Bay Springs & Paulding 18,149 78.51 76.54
MS Marion Columbia 25,595 77.53 75.32
MS Neshoba Philadelphia 28,684 78.12 75.29
MS Newton Decatur 21,838 78.51 76.54
MS Panola Sardis & Batesville 34,274 76.93 74.57
MS Smith Raleigh 16,182 78.51 76.54
MS Sunflower Indianola 34,369 76.70 73.09
MS Tippah Ripley 20,826 79.25 75.91
MS Tishomingo Iuka 19,163 78.77 76.83
MO Dent Salem 14,927 79.51 77.27
MO Douglas Ava 13,084 79.33 77.63
MO Dunklin Kennett 33,155 77.19 74.94
MO Howell West Plains 37,238 79.11 76.92
MO Iron Ironton 10,697 78.99 75.74
MO Laclede Lebanon 32,513 79.68 77.11
MO Lawrence Mount Vernon 35,204 79.77 77.96
MO Madison Fredericktown 11,800 78.99 75.74
MO Maries Vienna 8,903 80.09 77.72
MO Miller Tuscumbia 23,564 80.09 77.72
MO Mississippi Charleston 13,427 77.96 74.95
MO New Madrid New Madrid 19,760 77.96 74.95
MO Ozark Gainesville 9,542 79.33 77.63
MO Pulaski Waynesville 41,165 78.50 76.35
MO St. Francois Farmington 55,641 77.48 74.90
MO Vernon Nevada 20,454 79.57 77.45
MO Wright Hartville 17,955 79.33 77.63
NM Eddy Carlsbad 51,658 79.56 77.45
NC Bertie Windsor 19,773 76.95 74.93
NC Caswell Yanceyville 23,501 79.45 76.30
NC Hyde Swanquarter 5,826 76.95 74.93
NC Macon Franklin 29,811 82.60 80.53
NC Martin Williamston 25,593 76.51 73.72
NC Robeson Lumberton 123,339 76.35 74.26
NC Rowan Salisbury 130,340 79.29 78.01
NC Rutherford Rutherfordton 62,899 79.18 77.68
NC Stanly Albemarle 58,100 79.30 77.29
NC Tyrrell Columbia 4,149 76.95 74.93
NC Washington Plymouth 13,723 76.95 74.93
OH Pike Waverly 27,695 78.29 75.66
OH Seneca Tiffin 58,683 80.04 78.52
OK Atoka Atoka 13,879 78.15 75.83
OK Beckham Sayre 19,799 79.49 76.60
OK Caddo Anadarko 30,150 78.08 74.84
OK Choctaw Hugo 15,342 77.57 75.00
OK Coal Coalgate 6,031 78.15 75.83
OK Delaware Jay 37,077 80.22 76.75
OK Ellis Arnett 4,075 79.49 76.60
OK Haskell Stigler 11,792 78.34 75.76
OK Hughes Holdenville 14,154 78.15 75.83
OK Jackson Altus 28,439 79.17 76.85
OK Latimer Wilburton 10,692 78.34 75.76
OK Ottawa Miami 33,194 78.36 75.88
OK Pontotoc Ada 35,143 78.92 75.26
OK Pottawatomie Shawnee 65,521 78.39 76.35
OK Pushmataha Antlers 11,667 77.57 75.00
OK Roger Mills Cheyenne 3,436 79.49 76.60
OK Seminole Wewoka 24,894 77.71 74.32
OR Grant Canyon City 7,935 79.17 77.21
OR Harney Burns 7,609 79.17 77.21
OR Lake Lakeview 7,422 79.17 77.21
OR Linn Albany 103,069 80.13 79.02
OR Malheur Vale 31,615 81.24 79.12
OR Morrow Heppner 10,995 79.17 77.21
SC Lancaster Lancaster 61,351 78.36 76.92
SC Marlboro Bennettsville 28,818 75.69 72.58
SC Union Union 29,881 77.61 75.43
TN Benton Camden 16,537 78.98 76.91
TN Bledsoe Pikeville 12,367 79.28 76.57
TN Carroll Huntingdon 29,475 78.23 75.44
TN Clay Celina 7,976 79.19 76.59
TN De Kalb Smithville 17,423 78.98 76.60
TN Dyer Dyersburg 37,279 77.47 75.36
TN Fentress Jamestown 16,625 78.55 75.63
TN Grundy Altamont 14,332 78.95 75.45
TN Hardeman Bolivar 28,105 78.12 76.06
TN Hardin Savannah 25,578 80.34 76.37
TN Haywood Brownsville 19,797 78.12 76.06
TN Houston Erin 8,088 78.98 76.91
TN Jackson Gainesboro 10,984 79.19 76.59
TN Lake Tiptonville 7,954 77.76 75.33
TN Mcnairy Selmer 24,653 79.38 76.12
TN Marshall Lewisburg 26,767 79.14 76.97
TN Monroe Madisonville 38,961 78.88 76.31
TN Obion Union City 32,450 77.76 75.33
TN Overton Livingston 20,118 78.55 75.63
TN Pickett Byrdstown 4,945 79.19 76.59
TN Putnam Cookeville 62,315 79.71 78.18
TN Roane Kingston 51,910 79.75 77.58
TN Sevier Sevierville 71,170 80.13 77.96
TN Van Buren Spencer 5,508 79.28 76.57
TN Warren McMinnville 38,276 79.51 77.26
TN White Sparta 23,102 79.28 76.57
TX Camp Pittsburg 11,549 78.29 75.41
TX Erath Stephenville 33,001 80.27 78.22
TX Gray Pampa 22,744 80.26 77.75
TX Henderson Athens 73,277 78.95 76.86
TX Hood Granbury 41,100 80.02 77.35
TX Houston Crockett 23,185 78.53 75.35
TX Mitchell Colorado City 9,698 79.84 76.54
TX Morris Daingerfield 13,048 78.29 75.41
TX Navarro Corsicana 45,124 78.63 76.38
TX Refugio Refugio 7,828 81.00 77.64
TX Sabine Hemphill 10,469 78.37 76.01
TX Scurry Snyder 16,361 79.84 76.54
TX Shelby Center 25,224 78.37 76.01
TX Wood Quitman 36,752 79.56 76.94
UT Beaver Beaver 6,005 80.81 78.36
UT Millard Fillmore 12,405 80.81 78.36
VA Floyd Floyd 13,874 81.82 79.23
VA Lee Jonesville 23,589 78.19 75.22
VA Patrick Stuart 19,407 81.82 79.23
VA Smyth Marion 33,081 79.02 76.66
VA Staunton Staunton 23,853 80.48 77.97
WV Barbour Philippi 15,557 78.78 75.71
WV Gilmer Glenville 7,160 78.71 75.86
WV Jackson Ripley 28,000 80.12 77.20
WV Lewis Weston 16,919 78.71 75.86
WV Logan Logan 37,710 75.54 73.65
WV Mcdowell Welch 27,329 74.95 72.21
WV Nicholas Summersville 26,562 78.31 76.57
WV Randolph Elkins 28,262 79.06 76.86
WV Taylor Grafton 16,089 78.78 75.71
WY Campbell Gillette 33,698 80.16 77.40
WY Sublette Pinedale 5,920 79.99 77.49
WY Sweetwater Green River 37,613 79.99 77.49

 

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