Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Birth Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

There were just under 3,664,300 births recorded in the United States in 2021.  The five-state Rocky Mountain region recorded 149,556 births in 2021 or about 4.1% of the national total.  With 11.74 births per 1,000 population, the Rocky Mountain region's birth rate was 6.4% above the national average birth rate.  Only the Southwestern region of the U.S. had a higher regional birth rate than the Rocky Mountain region in 2021.  A closer inspection of data from the National Center for Health Statistics details the following about birth rates in the Rocky Mountain region:

Birth Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Birth Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

State Births Population Birth Rate*
Colorado 62,949 5,812,069 10.83
Idaho 22,427 1,900,923 11.80
Montana 11,231 1,104,271 10.17
Utah 46,712 3,337,975 13.99
Wyoming 6,237 578,803 10.78
     Region 149,556 12,734,041 11.74
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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