Total fertility rate by ethnicity U.S. 2017

Total fertility rate in the United States in 2017, by ethnicity of mother (births per 1,000 women)

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 8, 2019
Total fertility rate by ethnicity U.S. 2017 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate of any ethnicity in the United States in 2017, with about 2,085.5 births per 1,000 women. The fertility rate for all ethnicities in the U.S. was 1,765.5 births per 1,000 women.
What is the total fertility rate?

The total fertility rate is an estimation of the number of children who would theoretically be born per 1,000 women through their childbearing years (generally considered to be between the ages of 15 and 44) according to age-specific fertility rates. The fertility rate is different from the birth rate, in that the birth rate is the number of births in relation to the population over a specific period of time.

Fertility rates around the world

Fertility rates around the world differ on a country-by-country basis, and more industrialized countries tend to see lower fertility rates. For example, Niger topped the list of the countries with the highest fertility rates, and Singapore had the lowest fertility rate.
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Total fertility rate in the United States in 2017, by ethnicity of mother (births per 1,000 women)

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Births per thousand women
All1,765.5
Hispanic2,006.5
White (non-Hispanic)1,666.5
Black (non-Hispanic)1,824.5
American Indian/Alaska Native1,702
Asian1,597
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander2,085.5
Births per thousand women
All1,765.5
Hispanic2,006.5
White (non-Hispanic)1,666.5
Black (non-Hispanic)1,824.5
American Indian/Alaska Native1,702
Asian1,597
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander2,085.5
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by Erin Duffin, last edited May 8, 2019
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate of any ethnicity in the United States in 2017, with about 2,085.5 births per 1,000 women. The fertility rate for all ethnicities in the U.S. was 1,765.5 births per 1,000 women.
What is the total fertility rate?

The total fertility rate is an estimation of the number of children who would theoretically be born per 1,000 women through their childbearing years (generally considered to be between the ages of 15 and 44) according to age-specific fertility rates. The fertility rate is different from the birth rate, in that the birth rate is the number of births in relation to the population over a specific period of time.

Fertility rates around the world

Fertility rates around the world differ on a country-by-country basis, and more industrialized countries tend to see lower fertility rates. For example, Niger topped the list of the countries with the highest fertility rates, and Singapore had the lowest fertility rate.
Show more
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