Sunday, July 2, 2023

Birth Rates in New England

In 2021, there were approximately 3,664,300 births recorded in the United States.  About 4% of U.S. births that year were recorded in the six-state New England region.  With 9.63 births per 1,000 population, a rate that was 12.8% below the national average, New England had the lowest regional birth rate in the nation in 2021.  In fact, every state in the region recorded a birth rate that was at least 10% below the national average.  A dive into state-level data from the National Center for Health Statistics details the following about birth rates in New England:

Birth Rates in New England

Birth Rates in New England

State Births Population Birth Rate*
Connecticut 35,670 3,605,597 9.89
Maine 12,006 1,372,247 8.75
Massachusetts 69,137 6,984,723 9.90
New Hampshire 12,625 1,388,992 9.09
Rhode Island 10,464 1,095,610 9.55
Vermont 5,384 645,570 8.34
     Region 145,286 15,092,739 9.63
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 1, 2023

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