Multiple Births

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of twin births: 112,437
  • Number of triplet births: 2,738
  • Number of quadruplet and other higher order births: 137
  • Twin birth rate: 31.1 per 1,000 live births
  • Triplet or higher order birth rate: 79.6 per 100,000 live births

Source: Births: Final Data for 2020, tables 1st [unnumbered] and 24 [PDF – 1 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 16, 2022