Crude birth rate of the United States 1800-2020

In the United States, the crude birth rate in 1800 was 48.3 live births per thousand people, meaning that 4.8 percent of the population had been born in that year. Between 1815 and 1825 the crude birth rate jumped from 46.5 to 54.7 (possibly due to Florida becoming a part of the US, but this is unclear), but from this point until the Second World War the crude birth rate dropped gradually, reaching 19.2 in 1935. Through the 1940s, 50s and 60s the US experienced it's baby boom, and the birth rate reached 24.1 in 1955, before dropping again until 1980. From the 1980s until today the birth rate's decline has slowed, and is expected to reach twelve in 2020, meaning that just over 1 percent of the population will be born in 2020.

Crude birth rate in the United States from 1800 to 2020*

Crude birth rate
202012
201512.5
201013.8
200514
200014.3
199515.5
199015.7
198515.3
198014.8
197515.6
197017.6
196521
196023.8
195524.1
195024.76
194521.36
194019.02
193519.16
193022.48
192526.3
192027.92
191529.72
191030.33
190531.53
190033.05
189534.92
189036.8
188538.67
188040.25
187541.38
187042.5
186543.63
186045.05
185546.93
185048.8
184550.68
184052.14
183552.99
183053.84
182554.69
182047.72
181546.5
181047.2
180547.91
180048.33
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1800-2019

Supplementary notes

*All data given is an average of the preceding five year period.

Source for data from1800-1950 can be found here.

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