McDowell vs. Fairfax County: 350 Miles and a World Apart
We've reported a lot about declining life expectancy in some Appalachian counties, including the place with among the lowest life expectancies in America: McDowell County.
Now, the New York Times' Annie Lowrey has a powerful story comparing life expectancy in McDowell County to that of Fairfax County, Va. It's just 350 miles difference, but a world apart.
From The New York Times:
Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap
Two counties, separated by fortune and 350 miles, demonstrate the widening divide in life expectancy between affluent and struggling areas of the United States.