Birth Rate by State

The birth rate of a country or a state is the measure of how many live births occur within a population, using a sample size of 1000 people. The birth rate is a figure used to determine the health and growth of a population, and when taken in comparison with infant mortality and aging population figures, one can determine the projected future of the population and the country as a whole. Birth rates are therefore a crucial statistic in the crafting of a population pyramid, which is used to illustrate the changes and composition of a country or state’s population.

Birth rates in the U.S. vary on a state-by-state basis, influenced by many of the same factors that affect other related statistics; access to health care, standard of living, and access to education. However, when it comes to birth rates the effect of these is inverted. A lower standard of living and lower education results in higher birth rates, whereas access to higher education and a higher standard of living decrease birth rates. 

If you would like to learn more about birth rate by state, please refer to the data in the charts. 

Birth Rate by State

Alabama

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60.6

#11 in the US

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404

#36 in the US

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78.2

#43 in the US

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36.2

#3 in the US

Alaska

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65.7

#3 in the US

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49

#5 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

79.9

#37 in the US

Arizona

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54

#33 in the US

INFANT DEATHS AT BIRTHhelp

405

#37 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.6

#11 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

28.3

#7 in the US

Arkansas

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60.7

#12 in the US

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264

#24 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

78.4

#44 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

40.4

#1 in the US

California

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52.4

#42 in the US

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1,651

#50 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

83.3

#1 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

10.2

#30 in the US

Colorado

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51.5

#43 in the US

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294

#28 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

82.2

#4 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

14.4

#27 in the US

Connecticut

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49.9

#44 in the US

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144

#17 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

82.8

#5 in the US

Delaware

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57

#23 in the US

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58

#9 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81

#12 in the US

District of Columbia

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46.1

#50 in the US

Florida

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53.4

#40 in the US

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1,214

#49 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.8

#13 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

21.7

#17 in the US

Georgia

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55.7

#27 in the US

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765

#45 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

79.9

#38 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

28.8

#8 in the US

Hawaii

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61.1

#7 in the US

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79

#11 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

83.9

#2 in the US

Idaho

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60.9

#13 in the US

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109

#13 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.5

#14 in the US

Illinois

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53.8

#41 in the US

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737

#44 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.5

#15 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

12.9

#29 in the US

Indiana

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59.8

#17 in the US

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527

#40 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

79.5

#39 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

28.2

#9 in the US

Iowa

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60.4

#14 in the US

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158

#19 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.6

#16 in the US

Kansas

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61.1

#8 in the US

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236

#21 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

80.4

#27 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

21.7

#18 in the US

Kentucky

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60.8

#15 in the US

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327

#29 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

78

#45 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

39.7

#2 in the US

Louisiana

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62.2

#6 in the US

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430

#38 in the US

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78.6

#46 in the US

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31.8

#5 in the US

Maine

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49.2

#45 in the US

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72

#10 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

80.9

#28 in the US

Maryland

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57.7

#24 in the US

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391

#33 in the US

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81.2

#17 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

18.6

#25 in the US

Massachusetts

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47.6

#47 in the US

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261

#23 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

82.8

#6 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

14.7

#28 in the US

Michigan

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55.6

#28 in the US

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704

#42 in the US

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80.3

#29 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

19.6

#23 in the US

Minnesota

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58.3

#18 in the US

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264

#25 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

82.6

#7 in the US

Mississippi

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61

#9 in the US

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293

#27 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

77.6

#49 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

30.2

#6 in the US

Missouri

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58.7

#19 in the US

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392

#34 in the US

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79.8

#40 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

25.2

#12 in the US

Montana

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54.3

#34 in the US

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57

#8 in the US

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80.8

#30 in the US

Nebraska

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64.7

#4 in the US

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137

#16 in the US

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81.3

#18 in the US

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28.2

#10 in the US

Nevada

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54.8

#35 in the US

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155

#18 in the US

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80.6

#31 in the US

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19.2

#24 in the US

New Hampshire

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47.7

#48 in the US

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52

#6 in the US

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81.6

#19 in the US

New Jersey

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58.6

#20 in the US

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393

#35 in the US

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82.5

#8 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

24.1

#13 in the US

New Mexico

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54.6

#36 in the US

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115

#14 in the US

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80.1

#32 in the US

New York

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54.6

#37 in the US

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853

#47 in the US

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83.1

#3 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

20.2

#20 in the US

North Carolina

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56.2

#25 in the US

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800

#46 in the US

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80.1

#33 in the US

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20.6

#21 in the US

North Dakota

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67.4

#1 in the US

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56

#7 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.5

#20 in the US

Ohio

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58.3

#21 in the US

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864

#48 in the US

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79.5

#41 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

21.3

#19 in the US

Oklahoma

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61

#10 in the US

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279

#26 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

78.3

#47 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

24.6

#14 in the US

Oregon

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47.8

#49 in the US

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169

#20 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.9

#21 in the US

Pennsylvania

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54.9

#38 in the US

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726

#43 in the US

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80.9

#34 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

15

#26 in the US

Rhode Island

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48.7

#46 in the US

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42

#4 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.8

#22 in the US

South Carolina

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55.9

#29 in the US

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364

#31 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

79.7

#42 in the US

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28.9

#11 in the US

South Dakota

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66.7

#2 in the US

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81

#12 in the US

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80.8

#35 in the US

Tennessee

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58.5

#22 in the US

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495

#39 in the US

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78.5

#48 in the US

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34.6

#4 in the US

Texas

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60.2

#16 in the US

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1,968

#51 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81

#23 in the US

MATERNAL MORTALITY RATEhelp

22.9

#15 in the US

Utah

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64.1

#5 in the US

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251

#22 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.5

#24 in the US

Vermont

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44.7

#51 in the US

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18

#2 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

82.3

#9 in the US

Virginia

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55.8

#30 in the US

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544

#41 in the US

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81.3

#25 in the US

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22.3

#16 in the US

Washington

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54

#39 in the US

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373

#32 in the US

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82.1

#10 in the US

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20.5

#22 in the US

West Virginia

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55.3

#31 in the US

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130

#15 in the US

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77.3

#50 in the US

Wisconsin

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55.4

#32 in the US

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361

#30 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

81.5

#26 in the US

Wyoming

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56.4

#26 in the US

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31

#3 in the US

FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCYhelp

80.5

#36 in the US