Which Denver neighborhoods will you kill the quickest?

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Residents of some Denver neighborhoods routinely live shorter lives than people who move into their homes across the city.

And the differences can be blatant.

That’s what we learned from data compiled by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health.

VCU researchers have mapped life expectancy at the neighborhood level for numerous cities – and the range between Denver areas where residents spend more or less long periods of time is an astonishing fourteen years.

On average, five Denver neighborhoods live until they are 84 years old. Life expectancy in two others is 70.

And while there isn’t a strict correlation between long life expectancy and income, you will find that people in more affluent areas are more likely to end up at the higher end of the scale, while people in lower-income areas typically don’t live as long. A VCU card also shared here indicates precisely that there are short intervals between major health gaps for Denverites.

See the photo-illustrated numbers for each Denver neighborhood below (except for a handful, which the data wasn’t enough for), followed by the map and a document describing the methodology and more.

Insufficient data:

Auraria
Central business district
city ​​Park
Civic Center
TOMORROW
Union Station

Age 84:

Belcaro
hill
Marston
Washington Park
Wellshire

Age 83:

Kirschbach
Southmoor Park
Stapleton

Age 82:

Bear Valley
Hampden
Hampden South
Indian brook
university

Age 81:

Cory Merill
Country club
Flat park
South Park Hill
University park
Windsor

Age 80:

Montclair
Rosedale
Washington Virginia Vale

Age 79:

Congress park
Away Logan
Gateway / Green Valley Ranch
Healthy
kennedy
Lowry field
Sloan lake
Washington Park West
Western highlands

Keep reading about life expectancy information for the rest of Denver’s neighborhoods.

Age 78:

Denver County
Athmar Park
Barnum West
Berkeley
Chaffee Park
Elyria Swansea
Harvey Park
Harvey Park South
Jefferson Park
Montbello
spear
University Hill

Age 77:

Cheesman Park
North Park Hill
Ruby hill
Westwood

Age 76:

baker
Barnum
Goldsmith
Mar lee
Regis
Sunny side
Villa park
Virginia Village
Whittier

Age 75:

Clayton
College View / South Platte
East Colfax
Five points
Highlands
Northeast Park Hill
Heavenland
Sun Valley

Age 74:

Capitol
Cole
Lincoln Park
Overland
West Colfax

Age 73:

Globeville
Valverde

Age 70:

City Park West
North Capitol Hill

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Michael Roberts has been writing for Westword since October 1990, where he worked as a music editor and media columnist. It currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.

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