At nearly 81 years, Galveston County’s life expectancy is among the highest in Houston.

Earlier this month, the Episcopal Health Foundation released its newest life expectancy findings based on your location in Texas. Key factors of one’s quality of life contributed to the overall health of a population, including: housing, community, income, and education level.

Here’s how Galveston County ranked:

  1. Galveston (Bay Harbor to Jamaica Beach) – 85.9
  2. League City (East of I-45) – 83.9
  3. Galveston Island – 81.4
  4. Clear Lake – 81 years
  5. League City (West of I-45) – 80.7
  6. Friendswood – 79.8
  7. Kemah – 76.7
  8. Santa Fe – 76.7 
  9. Galveston – 75.8
  10. Dickinson – 73.1

The cities of Hitchcock, La Marque, Texas City, and unincorporated areas of Galveston County were not included in the data. Of the included cities, the county’s life expectancy averaged 80.3. 

Other counties in our region included Harris County at 78.2, Fort Bend County at 80.9, Montgomery County at 76.7, and Waller County at 82. For the state of Texas, the median life expectancy is 77.8 years.

You can find the original article at KPRC-TV