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U.S. Birth Rates at Their Lowest in 35 Years


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QuoteWizard®, one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, published a report analyzing birth rates across the nation. It was found that the national average is the lowest it’s been in 35 years.

The financial, economic, and social stresses of the pandemic have many people less concerned with family planning and more concerned with making ends meet. It’s still unclear when the pandemic will end, making it difficult for anyone to plan for the long term. If past birth trends continue, we should see birth rates drop further in 2021.

To view the full report, visit: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-where-birth-rates-decreased-most

Key Findings:

  • Over 40% of women changed their plans for parenthood due to COVID-19.
  • Wyoming, Alaska, and Vermont saw the largest birth declines from 2014 to 2019.
  • The national birth rate has decreased 1% annually since 2014.
  • Eight states saw a decline of more than 10% in births.
  • As unemployment increases by 1%, birth rates drop by 1%.

State Rankings on Provisional Birth Change 2014-2019

RankStateBirths Change 2014-2019 (%)2019 Births
1Wyoming-14.7%6,565
2Alaska-13.8%9,822
3Vermont-12.5%5,361
4New Mexico-11.9%22,960
5Illinois-11.6%140,128
6California-11.2%446,479
7Montana-10.9%11,079
8West Virginia-10.7%18,136
9Kansas-9.8%35,395
10Hawaii-9.5%16,797
11Arizona-8.6%79,375
12Louisiana-8.6%58,941
13Utah-8.5%46,826
14Oregon-8.1%41,858
15North Dakota-8.0%10,454
16Oklahoma-7.9%49,143
17Nebraska-7.6%24,755
18Maine-7.2%11,779
19New York-7.2%221,539
20South Dakota-6.8%11,449
21Rhode Island-6.0%10,175
22Wisconsin-5.8%63,270
23Virginia-5.7%97,429
24Michigan-5.7%107,886
25Pennsylvania-5.6%134,230
26Connecticut-5.6%34,258
27Minnesota-5.5%66,027
28Texas-5.5%377,599
29Kentucky-5.5%53,069
30Mississippi-5.4%36,636
31Iowa-5.1%37,649
32Maryland-5.1%70,178
33Arkansas-5.1%36,564
34Colorado-4.5%62,869
35Missouri-4.3%72,127
36Washington-4.2%84,895
37Massachusetts-3.9%69,117
38Indiana-3.8%80,859
39New Hampshire-3.8%11,839
40Delaware-3.7%10,562
41New Jersey-3.6%99,585
42Ohio-3.6%134,461
43Idaho-3.6%22,063
44Georgia-3.5%126,371
45Nevada-2.2%35,072
46North Carolina-1.9%118,725
47Tennessee-1.4%80,450
48Alabama-1.4%58,615
49South Carolina-1.0%57,038
50Florida0.0%220,002
United States-6.3%3,738,461

Edited by Maryssa Gordon, Senior Editor, Price of Business Digital Network

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