Births and Natality

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of births: 3,613,647
  • Birth rate: 11.0 per 1,000 population
  • Fertility rate: 56.0 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • Percent born low birthweight: 8.24%
  • Percent born preterm: 10.09%
  • Percent unmarried: 40.5%
  • Mean age at first birth: 27.1

Source: Births: Final Data for 2020, tables 1, 9, 11, and 13 pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 16, 2022