Ornate box turtles have one of the largest natural ranges of any box turtle species – occupying nearly all of the American Midwest. Adult ornate box turtles are typically between 5 to 7 inches in length, with most ornate box turtles topping out around 6 inches. Box turtles, in general, have been recorded to live as long as 100 years, with most living between 40 and 60 years. The records for ornate box turtle longevity indicate animals living as long as 32 to 37 years. However, the longevity for box turtles is largely dependent on their diet, habitat, the cleanliness of their enclosure and stress.