New Mexicans are expected to live a long time
NEW MEXICO — How long can you expect to live if you live in New Mexico?
Apparently a long time.
Life expectancy from birth for New Mexicans from 2005 to 2009 was 75 years for males and 81 for females.
For comparison, countries with the highest life expectancy in 2008 were Switzerland with 79 years for males and Japan with 86 years for females.
On the other hand, males live about 66 years in Mesilla and Doña Ana County while females live about 87 years.