U.S. Death Rate 1950-2019

Chart and table of the U.S. death rate from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current death rate for U.S. in 2019 is 8.782 deaths per 1000 people, a 1.12% increase from 2018.
  • The death rate for U.S. in 2018 was 8.685 deaths per 1000 people, a 1.22% increase from 2017.
  • The death rate for U.S. in 2017 was 8.580 deaths per 1000 people, a 1.24% increase from 2016.
  • The death rate for U.S. in 2016 was 8.475 deaths per 1000 people, a 1.27% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Death Rate
Country Name 2019 Death Rate
Latvia 14.669
Lithuania 13.737
Croatia 13.170
Hungary 12.613
Estonia 11.727
Germany 11.275
Greece 10.924
Portugal 10.702
Japan 10.646
Italy 10.566
Poland 10.201
Slovenia 10.044
Austria 9.896
Finland 9.795
Belgium 9.789
Denmark 9.783
Puerto Rico 9.540
Uruguay 9.470
United Kingdom 9.398
France 9.317
Sweden 9.165
Aruba 9.135
Spain 9.115
Barbados 9.042
Curacao 8.892
Netherlands 8.812
United States 8.782
Trinidad and Tobago 8.459
Malta 8.385
Switzerland 8.051
Norway 7.979
Seychelles 7.853
Channel Islands 7.840
Canada 7.758
Taiwan 7.631
Argentina 7.612
Luxembourg 7.125
Cyprus 7.075
New Zealand 7.033
Bahamas 6.817
Iceland 6.736
Hong Kong 6.716
Australia 6.622
Antigua and Barbuda 6.409
Chile 6.215
Ireland 6.139
South Korea 6.111
New Caledonia 5.807
French Polynesia 5.700
Israel 5.328
Guam 5.249
Panama 5.098
Singapore 4.600
Macao 4.002
Saudi Arabia 3.513
Kuwait 2.787
Oman 2.446
Bahrain 2.416
UAE 1.519
Qatar 1.244
United States - Historical Death Rate Data
Year Death Rate Growth Rate
2019 8.782 1.120%
2018 8.685 1.220%
2017 8.580 1.240%
2016 8.475 1.270%
2015 8.369 1.270%
2014 8.264 1.290%
2013 8.159 0.090%
2012 8.152 0.090%
2011 8.145 0.090%
2010 8.138 0.090%
2009 8.131 0.090%
2008 8.124 -0.960%
2007 8.203 -0.950%
2006 8.282 -0.960%
2005 8.362 -0.940%
2004 8.441 -0.930%
2003 8.520 -0.330%
2002 8.548 -0.330%
2001 8.576 -0.310%
2000 8.603 -0.320%
1999 8.631 -0.320%
1998 8.659 -0.370%
1997 8.691 -0.360%
1996 8.722 -0.370%
1995 8.754 -0.350%
1994 8.785 -0.360%
1993 8.817 -0.310%
1992 8.844 -0.300%
1991 8.871 -0.300%
1990 8.898 -0.300%
1989 8.925 -0.300%
1988 8.952 0.280%
1987 8.927 0.270%
1986 8.903 0.280%
1985 8.878 0.270%
1984 8.854 0.280%
1983 8.829 -0.050%
1982 8.833 -0.050%
1981 8.837 -0.050%
1980 8.841 -0.050%
1979 8.845 -0.050%
1978 8.849 -1.230%
1977 8.959 -1.210%
1976 9.069 -1.190%
1975 9.178 -1.180%
1974 9.288 -1.170%
1973 9.398 -0.410%
1972 9.437 -0.410%
1971 9.476 -0.420%
1970 9.516 -0.410%
1969 9.555 -0.410%
1968 9.594 0.310%
1967 9.564 0.310%
1966 9.534 0.330%
1965 9.503 0.320%
1964 9.473 0.320%
1963 9.443 0.070%
1962 9.436 0.070%
1961 9.429 0.060%
1960 9.423 0.070%
1959 9.416 0.070%
1958 9.409 -0.320%
1957 9.439 -0.320%
1956 9.469 -0.320%
1955 9.499 -0.310%
1954 9.529 -0.310%
1953 9.559 -0.310%
1952 9.589 -0.310%
1951 9.619 -0.310%
1950 9.649 0.000%