Birth rate by family income in the U.S. 2017

Birth rate in the United States in 2017, by household income

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Birth rate by family income in the U.S. 2017 In 2017, the birth rate in the United States was highest in families that had under 10,000 U.S. dollars in income per year, at 66.44 births per 1,000 women. As the income scale increases, the birth rate decreases, with families making 200,000 U.S. dollars or more per year having the lowest birth rate, at 43.92 births per 1,000 women.
Income and the birth rate

Income and high birth rates are strongly linked, not just in the United States, but around the world. Women in lower income brackets tend to have higher birth rates across the board. There are many factors at play in birth rates, such as the education level of the mother, ethnicity of the mother, and even where someone lives.

The fertility rate in the United States

The fertility rate in the United States has been falling steadily, and it seems that more and more women are waiting longer to begin having children. In 2017, the average age of the mother at the birth of their first child was 26.8 years old, although this figure varies for different ethnic origins.
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Birth rate in the United States in 2017, by household income

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Annual Household Income in U.S. dollarsNumber of births per 1,000 women
Under 10,000 66.44
10,000-14,999 59.58
15,000-24,999 61.59
25,000-34,999 60.45
35,000-49,999 57.99
50,000-74,999 53.38
75,000-99,999 51.7
100,000-149,999 48.49
150,000-199,999 45.23
200,000 or more 43.92
Annual Household Income in U.S. dollarsNumber of births per 1,000 women
Under 10,000 66.44
10,000-14,999 59.58
15,000-24,999 61.59
25,000-34,999 60.45
35,000-49,999 57.99
50,000-74,999 53.38
75,000-99,999 51.7
100,000-149,999 48.49
150,000-199,999 45.23
200,000 or more 43.92
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 4, 2019
In 2017, the birth rate in the United States was highest in families that had under 10,000 U.S. dollars in income per year, at 66.44 births per 1,000 women. As the income scale increases, the birth rate decreases, with families making 200,000 U.S. dollars or more per year having the lowest birth rate, at 43.92 births per 1,000 women.
Income and the birth rate

Income and high birth rates are strongly linked, not just in the United States, but around the world. Women in lower income brackets tend to have higher birth rates across the board. There are many factors at play in birth rates, such as the education level of the mother, ethnicity of the mother, and even where someone lives.

The fertility rate in the United States

The fertility rate in the United States has been falling steadily, and it seems that more and more women are waiting longer to begin having children. In 2017, the average age of the mother at the birth of their first child was 26.8 years old, although this figure varies for different ethnic origins.
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