Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Birth Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

There were 3,664,292 births recorded in the United States in 2021.  The Mid-Eastern U.S., a region that encompasses the District of Columbia and five states, recorded 532,288 births in 2021, or about 14.5% of the national total.  With 10.67 births per 1,000 population, the Mid-Eastern U.S. regional birth rate was 3.4% below the 2021 national average birth rate of 11.04 births per 1,000 population.  Only New England recorded a lower regional birth rate in 2021 than did the Mid-Eastern region. A deeper 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

Area Name Births Population Birth Rate*
Delaware 10,482 1,003,384 10.45
District of Columbia 8,660 670,050 12.92
Maryland 68,285 6,165,129 11.08
New Jersey 101,497 9,267,130 10.95
New York 210,742 19,835,913 10.62
Pennsylvania 132,622 12,964,056 10.23
     Region 532,288 49,905,662 10.67
U.S. 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 June 24, 2023

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