U.S. Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the U.S. birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for U.S. in 2021 is 12.001 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2020.
  • The birth rate for U.S. in 2020 was 11.990 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2019.
  • The birth rate for U.S. in 2019 was 11.979 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • The birth rate for U.S. in 2018 was 11.968 births per 1000 people, a 0.95% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Israel 19.539
Panama 18.362
Oman 17.332
Saudi Arabia 16.631
Argentina 16.548
Guam 16.299
Seychelles 15.741
Antigua and Barbuda 14.741
French Polynesia 14.079
New Caledonia 13.837
Bahamas 13.738
Uruguay 13.533
Bahrain 13.163
Kuwait 12.557
Australia 12.403
New Zealand 12.377
Trinidad and Tobago 12.127
Ireland 12.013
United States 12.001
Chile 11.978
Aruba 11.847
Sweden 11.795
Iceland 11.766
United Kingdom 11.377
Norway 11.116
France 11.042
Denmark 10.960
Hong Kong 10.912
Curacao 10.709
Belgium 10.704
Barbados 10.612
Macao 10.511
Luxembourg 10.407
Canada 10.224
Latvia 10.177
Switzerland 10.177
Netherlands 10.142
UAE 10.110
Estonia 10.081
Lithuania 10.035
Austria 9.940
Cyprus 9.892
Channel Islands 9.818
Malta 9.755
Poland 9.442
Germany 9.389
Hungary 9.364
Slovenia 9.248
Qatar 9.163
Finland 8.890
Croatia 8.563
Singapore 8.502
Taiwan 8.402
Spain 8.140
Portugal 7.733
Greece 7.294
Italy 7.272
Japan 7.205
South Korea 7.036
Puerto Rico 6.883
United States - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2021 12.001 0.090%
2020 11.990 0.090%
2019 11.979 0.090%
2018 11.968 -0.950%
2017 12.083 -0.940%
2016 12.198 -0.940%
2015 12.314 -0.930%
2014 12.429 -0.920%
2013 12.544 -1.980%
2012 12.798 -1.940%
2011 13.051 -1.910%
2010 13.305 -1.870%
2009 13.558 -1.840%
2008 13.812 -0.320%
2007 13.856 -0.320%
2006 13.900 -0.320%
2005 13.945 -0.310%
2004 13.989 -0.310%
2003 14.033 -0.360%
2002 14.083 -0.350%
2001 14.133 -0.350%
2000 14.182 -0.350%
1999 14.232 -0.350%
1998 14.282 -1.610%
1997 14.516 -1.590%
1996 14.750 -1.560%
1995 14.983 -1.540%
1994 15.217 -1.510%
1993 15.451 -0.260%
1992 15.492 -0.260%
1991 15.532 -0.260%
1990 15.573 -0.260%
1989 15.613 -0.260%
1988 15.654 0.410%
1987 15.590 0.420%
1986 15.525 0.410%
1985 15.461 0.420%
1984 15.396 0.420%
1983 15.332 0.760%
1982 15.217 0.760%
1981 15.102 0.770%
1980 14.986 0.770%
1979 14.871 0.780%
1978 14.756 -1.170%
1977 14.931 -1.160%
1976 15.106 -1.150%
1975 15.281 -1.130%
1974 15.456 -1.120%
1973 15.631 -2.500%
1972 16.031 -2.430%
1971 16.431 -2.380%
1970 16.832 -2.320%
1969 17.232 -2.270%
1968 17.632 -3.690%
1967 18.308 -3.560%
1966 18.984 -3.440%
1965 19.660 -3.320%
1964 20.336 -3.220%
1963 21.012 -2.600%
1962 21.573 -2.530%
1961 22.134 -2.480%
1960 22.696 -2.410%
1959 23.257 -2.360%
1958 23.818 -0.230%
1957 23.874 -0.230%
1956 23.930 -0.240%
1955 23.987 -0.230%
1954 24.043 -0.230%
1953 24.099 -0.230%
1952 24.155 -0.230%
1951 24.211 -0.230%
1950 24.268 0.000%