Births, Birth Rates, and Fertility Rates, 2011

The following table shows the number of births, birth rates, and fertility rates in the United States including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas during 2011.

State Number
of births
Birth
rate1
Fertility
rate2
United States3 3,953,593 12.7 63.2
Alabama 59,347 12.4 61.8
Alaska 11,455 15.8 78.5
Arizona 85,543 13.2 67.3
Arkansas 39,853 13.2 67.8
California 527,011 13.3 63.4
Colorado 68,627 12.7 62.7
Connecticut 37,280 10.4 54.3
Delaware 11,257 12.4 62.9
District of Columbia 9,314 15.1 56.1
Florida 213,344 11.2 59.6
Georgia 132,488 13.5 63.8
Hawaii 18,957 13.8 71.9
Idaho 22,305 14.1 72.3
Illinois 161,312 12.5 61.5
Indiana 83,702 12.8 65.0
Iowa 38,213 12.5 66.1
Kansas 39,642 13.8 71.2
Kentucky 55,377 12.7 64.7
Louisiana 61,889 13.5 66.4
Maine 12,704 9.6 53.1
Maryland 73,086 12.5 61.3
Massachusetts 73,225 11.1 54.4
Michigan 114,004 11.5 59.9
Minnesota 68,411 12.8 65.5
Mississippi 39,856 13.4 66.0
Missouri 76,117 12.7 64.8
Montana 12,069 12.1 66.7
Nebraska 25,720 14.0 72.0
Nevada 35,295 13.0 64.2
New Hampshire 12,852 9.7 51.9
New Jersey 105,886 12.0 61.3
New Mexico 27,289 13.1 68.2
New York 241,290 12.4 59.8
North Carolina 120,385 12.5 61.5
North Dakota 9,527 13.9 72.4
Ohio 137,916 11.9 62.1
Oklahoma 52,274 13.8 70.4
Oregon 45,157 11.7 59.4
Pennsylvania 143,148 11.2 58.8
Rhode Island 10,960 10.4 51.5
South Carolina 57,368 12.3 61.8
South Dakota 11,849 14.4 77.1
Tennessee 79,588 12.4 62.3
Texas 377,449 14.7 61.8
Utah 51,223 18.2 83.6
Vermont 6,078 9.7 51.8
Virginia 102,648 12.7 61.9
Washington 86,976 12.7 63.7
West Virginia 20,720 11.2 60.7
Wisconsin 67,811 11.9 62.0
Wyoming 7,398 13.0 69.1
       
Puerto Rico 41,065 11.1 53.6
Virgin Islands --- --- ---
Guam 3,294 20.6 95.9
American Samoa 1,216 22.0 92.2
Northern Marianas --- --- ---
1. Birth rates are live births per 1,000 estimated population in each area.
2. Fertility rates are live births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years estimated in each area.
3. Excludes data for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. 61, no. 5, Oct. 3, 2012. Web: www.cdc.gov/nchs .

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