Thursday, August 25, 2022

Regional Birth Rates in the U.S.

There were 3,613,647 births recorded in the United States in 2020 according to data compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  Further analysis of NCHS data yields the following details about regional birth rates in the U.S.  Follow the "region" links in the table below to see more specific data at the state level within each region:

Regional Birth Rates in the U.S.

Region Births Population Birth Rate*
Far West 602,072 56,579,620 10.64
Great Lakes 505,773 46,834,910 10.80
Great Plains 248,528 21,481,834 11.57
Mid-Eastern 525,805 48,757,828 10.78
New England 138,452 14,847,468 9.32
Rocky Mountain 145,648 12,547,416 11.61
Southeastern 932,706 85,565,785 10.90
Southwestern 514,663 42,869,262 12.01
U.S. 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 22, 2022

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