The overall life expectancy in Ventura County is 82 years, according to data in a new report from the Ventura County Public Health Department.
County longevity easily exceeds the national average of 78.8 years for people born in 2014. Females nationally may live 81 years, or nearly five years longer than males.
Ventura County females born from 2012 to 2014 can expect to live an average of about 84 years, or four years longer than males.
Local numbers also nudge ahead of the state tally. Life expectancy for females in California is 83.1 years, according to 2013 data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Life expectancy for males across the state is 78.7 years.
The Ventura County data suggests the life expectancy for area Hispanics — 81 years for people born from 2012 to 2014 — is longer than white non-Hispanic newborns, who can expect to live 79.1 years.
County residents of Asian descent have the longest life expectancy at 93.5 years.