Sunday, August 21, 2022

Birth Rates in the Far Western U.S.

There were approximately 3,613,600 births recorded in the United States in 2020.  The six-state Far Western U.S. region accounted for 602,072 births, or about 16.7% of the 2020 national total.  With 10.64 births per 1,000 population, the Far Western U.S. regional birth rate was 3% lower than the 2020 national average birth rate of 10.97 births per 1,000 population.  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 9,469 731,158 12.95
California 420,259 39,368,078 10.68
Hawaii 15,785 1,407,006 11.22
Nevada 33,653 3,138,259 10.72
Oregon 39,820 4,241,507 9.39
Washington 83,086 7,693,612 10.80
     Region 602,072 56,579,620 10.64
U.S. Totals 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 August 20, 2022

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