Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Birth Rates in the Far Western U.S.

There were approximately 3,664.300 births recorded in the United States in 2021.  The six-state Far Western U.S. region accounted for 614,106 births or about 16.5% of the 2021 national total.  With 10.68 births per 1,000 population, the Far Western U.S. regional birth rate was 3.2% lower than the 2021 national average birth rate of 11.04 births per 1,000 population.  Alaska was the only state in the region to record a birth rate that was higher than the national average.  A deeper examination of data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following state-level details about birth rates in the Far Western U.S. region:

Birth Rates in the Far Western U.S.

Birth Rates in the Far Western U.S.

State Births Population Birth Rate*
Alaska 9,367 732,673 12.78
California 420,608 39,237,836 10.72
Hawaii 15,620 1,441,553 10.84
Nevada 33,686 3,143,991 10.71
Oregon 40,914 4,246,155 9.64
Washington 83,911 7,738,692 10.84
     Region 604,106 56,540,900 10.68
U.S. Totals 3,664,292 331,893,745 11.04

(*) number of births per 1,000 population

Report Period: 2021

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 2016-2021, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on July 8, 2023

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