What Your Zip Code Says About You

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Click your state and, then, enter your zip code in the upper right-hand box to find out your local “opportunity score. ” According to the Opportunity Nation campaign, an opportunity score measures a number of indicators at the county and state levels — including health, employment, crime and education — that contribute to economic opportunity and mobility.

Life Expectancy

Click map to see life expectancy for U.S. counties.

Click on the map to see life expectancies for men and women from 1987 to 2007.

In a report released last fall, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that health is closely linked to the environments we live in. In a study HUD conducted following low-income residents in five major cities for 10 to 15 years, they found that those who moved into better-off neighborhoods were often skinnier and healthier than those who stayed behind. Click the map on the left to see the life expectancy number  in your county over a 20-year period.

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