Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Birth Rates in the Great Lakes Region

In 2020, there were just over 3,613,600 births in the United States.  The five-state Great Lakes region recorded 505,773 births in 2020, or about 14% of all births in the U.S. that year.  With 10.80 births per 1,000 population, the Great Lakes' regional birth rate was only 1.5% below the national average birth rate.  Further examination of state-level data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the CDC, provides the following details about birth rates in the Great Lakes region:

Birth Rates in the Great Lakes Region

Birth Rates in the Great Lakes Region

State Births Population Birth Rate*
Illinois 133,298 12,587,530 10.59
Indiana 78,616 6,754,953 11.64
Michigan 104,074 9,966,555 10.44
Ohio 129,191 11,693,217 11.05
Wisconsin 60,594 5,832,655 10.39
     Region 505,773 46,834,910 10.80
U.S. 3,613,647 329,484,123 10.97

(*) number of births per 1,000 population

Report Period: 2020

Source: CDC Wonder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System, Natality on CDC WONDER Online Database. Data are from the Natality Records 2016-2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on July 27, 2022

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