U.S. Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the U.S. birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for U.S. in 2020 is 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.
  • The birth rate for U.S. in 2017 was 12.083 births per 1000 people, a 0.94% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Israel 19.830
Panama 18.601
Oman 18.090
Saudi Arabia 17.097
Argentina 16.736
Guam 16.405
Seychelles 16.101
Antigua and Barbuda 14.979
French Polynesia 14.328
New Caledonia 13.988
Bahamas 13.838
Uruguay 13.663
Bahrain 13.505
Kuwait 13.164
Australia 12.561
New Zealand 12.463
Trinidad and Tobago 12.453
Ireland 12.352
Chile 12.140
United States 11.990
Iceland 11.885
Sweden 11.827
Aruba 11.783
United Kingdom 11.433
France 11.107
Norway 11.099
Hong Kong 10.969
Denmark 10.865
Belgium 10.760
Curacao 10.751
Macao 10.684
Barbados 10.639
Luxembourg 10.494
Latvia 10.370
Canada 10.300
Switzerland 10.225
UAE 10.200
Estonia 10.172
Lithuania 10.134
Cyprus 10.128
Netherlands 10.121
Austria 9.939
Channel Islands 9.824
Malta 9.781
Poland 9.587
Slovenia 9.406
Hungary 9.406
Germany 9.397
Qatar 9.329
Finland 9.043
Croatia 8.685
Singapore 8.584
Taiwan 8.409
Spain 8.265
Portugal 7.768
Greece 7.475
Italy 7.391
Japan 7.301
South Korea 7.169
Puerto Rico 7.048
United States - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
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%