Flexi Says: Median life expectancies also vary by state. In the most recent government study, a person in Kentucky who reached age 65 had a median life expectancy of 81.6 years, the worst in the country. Meanwhile, a person who reached age 65 in Hawaii had a median life expectancy of 85.4 years, the highest in the country. That means that 50% of 65-year-olds living in Hawaii will live past age 85. Other factors also influence life expectancy, including how you exercise, how much education you complete, and whether you get married.