This is a look at the life expectancy of the core metro Atlanta counties using National Center for Health Statistics data. Darker cells indicate a lower life expectancy and the lighter cells represents a higher life expectancy.
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By neighborhood: Here’s how long the average person lives in Atlanta 

Somebody tell me why 

One black morning 

When this life is over 

I know I'll see your face

We figured the Faith Evans interlude of “I’ll Be Missing You” would be a nice way to ease you into something morbid: the average life expectancy at birth of everyone in metro Atlanta basically broken down by neighborhood.

They’re only six miles away, but Vinings and Bankhead are very different places.

Being born in that Cobb County community means on average you’ll live to be 87.6 years old. In the southwest Atlanta community, the average baby will live 63.6 years.

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The data is from the National Center for Health Statistics and separated by census tract; if you want to nerd out, click here.

Below are the highest and lowest life expectancies for the counties that make up the core of metro Atlanta. Be sure to search the map using a zip code to see the stat for each census tract.


Highest - 80.2 years, between Morrow and Lake City, the area that includes Clayton State University and Reynolds Nature Preserve

Lowest - 71.4 years, less than a mile away to the west, this is the neighborhood south of Morrow Road between Holiday and Old Dixie roads


Highest - 87.6 years, in Vinings, the area south of where Paces Ferry Road crosses the Chattahoochee River

Lowest - 73.2 years, in Mableton, the area south of Veterans Memorial Parkway and north of South Gordon Road and between James Road and Mableton Parkway


Highest - 86.6 years, in Dunwoody, the area just north of the Perimeter and east of Brooke Run Park

Lowest - 68.4, in Stone Mountain, a neighborhood just outside Stone Mountain Park on Ponce de Leon Avenue at Rock Mountain Boulevard


Highest - 87.2 years, in Paces, the area sandwiched between the Chattahoochee River and I-75 that’s north of Moores Mill Road and south of Northwide Parkway

Lowest - 63.6 year, in Bankhead, the eastern park of Maddox Park down to Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and over to Elm Street


Highest - 87.5, in Norcross, the neighborhood between the Chattahoochee and Jones Bridge Road north of Spalding Drive

Lowest - 73.7, in Lilburn, the area west of Beaver Ruin Road along Lawrenceville Highway until Indian Trail Lilburn Road

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