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Births and Natality

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of births: 3,978,497
  • Birth rate: 12.4 per 1,000 population
  • Fertility rate: 62.5 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years
  • Percent born low birthweight: 8.1%
  • Percent born preterm: 9.6%
  • Percent unmarried: 40.3%
  • Mean age at first birth: 26.4

Source: Births: Final Data for 2015, tables 1, 13, 18 [PDF - 1.9 MB]

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