Births and Natality

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of births: 3,747,540
  • Birth rate: 11.4 per 1,000 population
  • Fertility rate: 58.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • Percent born low birthweight: 8.31%
  • Percent born preterm: 10.23%
  • Percent unmarried: 40.0%
  • Mean age at first birth: 27.0

Source: Births: Final Data for 2019 pdf icon[PDF]

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Page last reviewed: August 3, 2021