FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA)-- A recent study, put out by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, says men in Fairfax County have the longest life expectancy in the entire country.
The research says men in the county live to be an average age of 81.1 years old, more than any other county in the U.S.
Dr. Ali Mokdad of the institute says several factors have led to the research findings, he said people in Fairfax County, " Have higher income, higher education, good medical care, lots of higher insurance, and that explains the variation."
Women in Fairfax County, according to the report, live to be an average of 84. However, the highest is in Collier County Florida where the life expectancy of a woman is 86.
Despite Fairfax's number ranking for mens life expectancy the U.S. as a whole didn't so as well. In fact the U.S. came in at number 37 across the globe in life expectancy for both men and women.