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Book: We Live Longer Than the Rest of the Country

Good news, Arlington. According to a new book, we live longer than just about everybody else in the country.

Residents in the Eight District of Virginia — us — and the Eight District of Maryland — another D.C. suburb — live more than 83 years, on average.

That makes the Virginia and Maryland Eighths the congressional districts in which Americans are living the longest, according to the book Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience.

We’ll drink to that.

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