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. Owen County’s life expectancy is 75.24 years1. Overall rates have increased slightly since 1980, increasing 1.64 years or 2.23%. When compared with the state and national life expectancy increases Owen County’s life expectancy has increased at a much slower rate with state and national increase rates at 4% and 7.11%1.  Accordingly, the life expectancy in Owen County remains considerably lower than the US 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 Owen County


Average Life Expectancy

The average length of life for a Owen County resident is 75.24 years, 3.81 years less than the average American.

Owen, Kentucky Lowest Life Expectancy in U.S. Ogala Lakota, SD Highest Life Expectancy Summit, CO
Life Expectancy 75.24 years 64.5 years 91.72 years
Poverty Rate 11.9% 46.8% 1.93%
Median Household Income $50,553 $31,423 $80,709
Education Bacherlor's degree or higher 25+yrs 16.3% 11.1% 53.6%

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