The effects of living in a certain area can last until a person’s final days. The Economic Innovation Group, another policy organization, found that residents of prosperous ZIP codes live, on average, five years longer than people in distressed neighborhoods. The life expectancy of a resident of a prosperous American neighborhood is 80 years old, according to the EIG.

By: Alden Woods, AZCentral

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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