United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.

Back to: Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates among Teens Aged 15–19 Years in the United States

United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.  Rate quintiles (births per 1,000 females ages 15-19): Fifth: 48.2 – 119.0 Fourth: 37.5 – 48.1 Third: 29.0 – 37.4 Second: 20.8 – 28.9 First: 3.1 – 20.7  Across counties, teen birth rates vary greatly. By region:  The majority of counties in the Northeast are counties with the lowest rate quintile.  The Southeast and the Southwest contains a mix of counties with different quintiles, however, there are more large clusters of the highest birth rate quintile counties in these regions than in other regions.  There are a mix of county quintiles in the middle United States. There are intermittent counties with the highest rate quintiles.  Many counties have such a small population that data were not available for these counties.    States bordering the Great Lakes have many counties with lower birth rate quintiles.  The Northwestern states generally consist of a mix of all quintiles, with most being in the lower quintiles. Alaskan counties with data available have the highest birth rate quintiles and Hawaiian counties have mid-range quintiles.

United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.

Rate quintiles (births per 1,000 females ages 15-19):
Fifth: 48.2 – 119.0
Fourth: 37.5 – 48.1
Third: 29.0 – 37.4
Second: 20.8 – 28.9
First: 3.1 – 20.7

Across counties, teen birth rates vary greatly.

By region:
The majority of counties in the Northeast are counties with the lowest rate quintile.
The Southeast and the Southwest contains a mix of counties with different quintiles, however, there are more large clusters of the highest birth rate quintile counties in these regions than in other regions.

There are a mix of county quintiles in the middle United States. There are intermittent counties with the highest rate quintiles.  Many counties have such a small population that data were not available for these counties.

States bordering the Great Lakes have many counties with lower birth rate quintiles.
The Northwestern states generally consist of a mix of all quintiles, with most being in the lower quintiles. Alaskan counties with data available have the highest birth rate quintiles and Hawaiian counties have mid-range quintiles.