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For the U.S. overall, births decreased in the two successive years July 2007 to July 2008 and July 2008 to July 2009 as shown in Census Bureau estimates. This follows a set of long-term continuous annual increases in the number of U.S. births. Do these decreases in the number of annual births reflect an aberration or an evolving trend? How and when will decreasing births affect K-12 school enrollment? What will be the impact by state? Region and school district? How might these changing patterns affect you?

A combination of factors accounts for this change. While the economic downturn may play some role, other factors at work may be more dominant including the size of the childbearing cohort and childbearing propensity for some age groups in some areas.

This section provides an interactive ranking table to examine how births are changing by state and county annually from 2006 to 2009. The most recent birth and population estimates data became available in March 2010.

See the data in context of trends and related measures at View a similar profile for any state by clicking a state link in the left column of the State Trends web page --

Using the Ranking Table. Birth data presented in the ranking table below are based on data reported to the Census Bureau by states participating in the Federal-State Coop Program (FSCP) for Population Estimates. Most state participants obtain these data from the corresponding state health agency. Rank counties in a state of interest by using the Select State button. Click on a column header to rank on that item ... choose population, births, annual change in births, percent annual change in births or birth rates. To scroll up or down in the ranking table, use the scroll bar at the far right in the table. You may need to expand your browser window to view the entire table.

U.S. State & County Birth Trends
  Interactive ranking table -- click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
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Usage Notes & Column Descriptions

  • 4 Pop06 -- Population estimate 7/1/2006
  • 5 Pop07 -- Population estimate 7/1/2007
  • 6 Pop08 -- Population estimate 7/1/2008
  • 7 Pop09 -- Population estimate 7/1/2009
  • 8 Births06 -- Births, 7/1/05-6/30/06
  • 9 Births07 -- Births, 7/1/06-6/30/07
  • 10 Births08 -- Births, 7/1/07-6/30/08
  • 11 Births09 -- Births, 7/1/08-6/30/09
  • 12 BCh0607 -- Births change 2006-07 (item 9 - item 8)
  • 13 BCh0708 -- Births change 2007-08 (item 10 - item 9)
  • 14 BCh0809 -- Births change 2008-09 (item 11 - item 10)
  • 15 %BCh0607 -- Births percent change 2006-07 (item 12 as % of item 8)
  • 16 %BCh0708 -- Births percent change 2007-08 (item 13 as % of item 9
  • 17 %BCh0809 -- Births percent change 2008-09 (item 14 as % of item 10
  • 18 BRate06 -- Birth rate 2006
  • 19 BRate07 -- Birth rate 2007
  • 20 BRate08 -- Birth rate 2008
  • 21 BRate09 -- Birth rate 2009

Data Access and Data File Structure Content
See CountyTrends Dataset 1 for more information.

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