Births in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about births in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about births in the United States. It shows long-term developments in birth rates, breakdowns by age and ethnicity, and chapters on multiple births, teen births, preterm births, types of deliveries, and hospitals and costs.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. mothers: medical or health characteristics of birth 2017

    • Number of births in the United States 1990-2017

    • United States - birth rate from 1990-2017

    • U.S. preterm birth rate 1990-2017

    • Births and deaths in the U.S. by state 2016

    • Home birth rate: leading U.S. states 2017

    • Metropolitan areas with the highest birth rate in the U.S. in 2017

  • 2. Specifics
    • Births - number by age of mother 2016

    • Birth rate by age of mother in the U.S. 2017

    • Birth rate by ethnic group of mother in the U.S. 2017

    • Birth rate by family income in the U.S. 2015

    • Birth rate by educational attainment of mother in the U.S. 2017

    • Distribution of births among U.S. women from 2011-2015, by residence

    • Birthrate among U.S. young adult females from 1973-2013

    • Percentage of births to unmarried women in the U.S. 1980-2017

  • 3. Multiple births
    • U.S. multiple birth rate 1980-2017

    • U.S. twin birth rate 1980-2017

    • Twin birth rates in the United States by age of mother 2017

    • Twin birth rates in the United States 1980-2017, by ethnicity

    • Leading U.S. states with highest average twin birth rates 2014-2017

  • 4. Teen births
    • Birth rate - U.S. girls aged 10-14 years 1991-2017

    • Birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 years 1991-2017

    • Birth rates for teenagers aged 15-17 by ethnic group 1991-2017

    • Birth rates for teenagers aged 18-19 U.S. by ethnic origin 1991-2017

    • Birth rates for U.S. teen women aged 15-19 from 1991-2017, by ethnicity

    • Top U.S. states based on teenage birth rate 2017

  • 5. Preterm births
    • Share of preterm births in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by plurality

    • Share of preterm births in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by ethnicity

    • Percentage of preterm births in the U.S. in 2016, by state

  • 6. Types of delivery
    • Births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Cesarean section procedure rate U.S. 1997-2017

    • Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2017, by age of mother

    • Cesarean delivery percentage in the U.S. 2008-2017, by ethnicity

  • 7. Hospitals and costs
    • Total hospital births in the United States 1946-2016

    • Average bill charged by U.S. hospitals for vaginal birth and C-section 2013

    • Average cost of vaginal delivery in populous U.S. cities as of 2016

    • Highest C-section rates at major U.S. hospitals in 2017

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