USA: Life expectancy, in years: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 74.53 years with a minumum of 69.77 years in 1960 and a maximum of 78.74 years in 2012. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The life expectancy in the USA and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live.
Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.