Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center recently came out with a study calculating life expectancy down to both zip code and county levels throughout the state.
One local neighborhood stood out among the rest in the area.
The study, based on records from 2005-14, showed the Heights and Washington Heights (77008 and 77007 zip codes) displaying favorable expectancy trends relative to Harris County. The only Houston zip code with a greater life expectancy was 77073, which is the Westfield area.
Life expectancy was below the countywide average in all other area zip codes. The study also found women were bound to live longer than men.
See the accompanying graphic for a breakdown of life expectancy throughout the area.