Thursday, July 13, 2023

Regional Birth Rates in the U.S.

There were 3,664,292 births recorded in the United States in 2021 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 604,106 56,540,900 10.68
Great Lakes 508,687 47,204,190 10.78
Great Plains 251,508 21,637,254 11.62
Mid-Eastern 532,288 49,905,662 10.67
New England 145,286 15,092,739 9.63
Rocky Mountain 149,556 12,734,041 11.74
Southeastern 951,550 85,872,186 11.08
Southwestern 521,311 42,906,773 12.15
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 July 8, 2023

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