Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Birth Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

There were approximately 3,613,600 births recorded in the United States in 2020.  The Mid-Eastern U.S., a region that encompasses the District of Columbia and five states, recorded 525,805 births in 2020, or about 14.6% of the national total.  With 10.78 births per 1,000 population, the Mid-Eastern U.S. regional birth rate was slightly below the national average birth rate.  A closer examination of data from the National Center for Health Statistics details the following about birth rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S. region:

Birth Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S

Birth Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S

State Births Population Birth Rate*
Delaware 10,392 986,809 10.53
District of Columbia 8,874 712,816 12.45
Maryland 68,554 6,055,802 11.32
New Jersey 97,954 8,882,371 11.03
New York 209,338 19,336,776 10.83
Pennsylvania 130,693 12,783,254 10.22
     Region 525,805 48,757,828 10.78
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 1, 2022

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