Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Birth Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

There were just over 3,613,600 births recorded in the United States in 2020.  The five-state Rocky Mountain region recorded 145,648 births in 2020, or about 4.0% of the national total.  With 11.61 births per 1,000 population, the Rocky Mountain region's birth rate was 5.8% above the national average birth rate.  Only the Southwestern region of the U.S. had a higher regional birth rate than did the Rocky Mountain region.  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 61,494 5,807,719 10.59
Idaho 21,533 1,826,913 11.79
Montana 10,791 1,080,577 9.99
Utah 45,702 3,249,879 14.06
Wyoming 6,128 582,328 10.52
     Region 145,648 12,547,416 11.61
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 13, 2022

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