Life expectancy is the average number of years a person is expected to live. The current U.S. life expectancy for persons born today is 79.05 years1. Gallatin County’s life expectancy is 72.87 years1. Overall rates have remained nearly the same since 1980, increasing only .7 years. Accordingly, the life expectancy in Gallatin County remains considerably lower than the U.S. and state averages.

Some of the main factors affecting life expectancy include, but are not limited to, gender, genetics, prenatal and childhood conditions, education, socio-economic status, marital status, ethnicity/migrant status, lifestyle, and access to medical care/technology.

Life Expectancy Trends in Gallatin County


Average Life Expectancy

The average length of life for a Gallatin County resident is 72.87 years, 6.2 years less than the average American.

Gallatin, Kentucky Lowest Life Expectancy in U.S. Ogala Lakota, SD Highest Life Expectancy Summit, CO
Life Expectancy 72.87 years 64.5 years 91.72 years
Poverty Rate 14.3% 46.8% 1.93%
Median Household Income $55,113 $31,423 $80,709
Education Bacherlor's degree or higher 25+yrs 9.6% 11.1% 53.6%

Gallatin County comparison to the counties with the highest and lowest life expectancies in the U.S.