Miles away, years apart: In Shelby County, where you live impacts how long you’ll live

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 04, 2023 11:01 AM CT | Published: May 01, 2023 4:00 AM CT

For residents of one pocket of Binghampton, the average life expectancy is about 66 years. A few miles away, in East Memphis’ River Oaks, residents can expect to live about 18 years longer. 


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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