Births and Natality

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of births: 3,855,500
  • Birth rate: 11.8 per 1,000 population
  • Fertility rate: 60.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44
  • Percent born low birthweight: 8.3%
  • Percent born preterm: 9.9%
  • Percent unmarried: 39.8%
  • Mean age at first birth: 26.8

Source: Births: Final Data for 2017, tables 1, 11, 13 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.1 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017