Birth rate by poverty status in the U.S. 2005-2018

This statistic shows the birth rate by poverty status in the U.S. from 2005 to 2018. In 2018, women in households with an income below the poverty threshold had the highest birth rate at 77 births per 1,000 women.

Birth rate in the United States from 2005 to 2018, by poverty status

Income below poverty levelIncome 100 to 199 percent of poverty levelIncome 200 percent of poverty level or more
2018776045
2017766245
2016786144
2015766144
2014776043
2013766043
2012826345
2011816245
2010856445
2009926946
2008967248
2007926944
2006916845
2005957045
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Age group

15-50 years

Supplementary notes

Birth rate covers the number of births per 1,000 women.
The poverty level is adjusted annualy by the U.S. OMB according to changes in the cost of living depicted in te CPI-U.
The 2014 poverty threshold for a single person household stood at 12,071 U.S. dollars annual income.
The poverty threshold for a married couple family with two children stood at 24,817 U.S. dollars.
Detailed information on poverty can be obtained here on page 43.

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