U.S. Fertility Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the U.S. fertility rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current fertility rate for U.S. in 2021 is 1.781 births per woman, a 0.11% increase from 2020.
  • The fertility rate for U.S. in 2020 was 1.779 births per woman, a 0.06% increase from 2019.
  • The fertility rate for U.S. in 2019 was 1.778 births per woman, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • The fertility rate for U.S. in 2018 was 1.776 births per woman, a 1.11% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Fertility Rate
Country Name 2021 Fertility Rate
Israel 2.976
Oman 2.729
Panama 2.407
Seychelles 2.387
Guam 2.270
Saudi Arabia 2.241
Argentina 2.227
Kuwait 2.059
Antigua and Barbuda 1.970
Uruguay 1.946
Bahrain 1.934
New Caledonia 1.929
French Polynesia 1.908
Aruba 1.890
New Zealand 1.868
France 1.850
Sweden 1.846
Qatar 1.819
Ireland 1.808
Australia 1.803
United States 1.781
Denmark 1.767
United Kingdom 1.752
Iceland 1.739
Curacao 1.738
Latvia 1.731
Bahamas 1.729
Belgium 1.723
Trinidad and Tobago 1.695
Norway 1.692
Lithuania 1.689
Netherlands 1.672
Barbados 1.633
Slovenia 1.623
Chile 1.619
Estonia 1.616
Germany 1.602
Austria 1.554
Switzerland 1.548
Channel Islands 1.524
Hungary 1.520
Canada 1.500
Malta 1.484
Finland 1.463
Poland 1.448
Luxembourg 1.428
Croatia 1.423
UAE 1.380
Hong Kong 1.378
Japan 1.368
Spain 1.366
Portugal 1.325
Cyprus 1.313
Italy 1.310
Greece 1.279
Macao 1.258
Singapore 1.230
Taiwan 1.202
Puerto Rico 1.194
South Korea 1.089
United States - Historical Fertility Rate Data
Year Fertility Rate Growth Rate
2021 1.781 0.110%
2020 1.779 0.060%
2019 1.778 0.110%
2018 1.776 -1.110%
2017 1.796 -1.100%
2016 1.816 -1.040%
2015 1.835 -1.080%
2014 1.855 -1.070%
2013 1.875 -1.880%
2012 1.911 -1.850%
2011 1.947 -1.820%
2010 1.983 -1.780%
2009 2.019 -1.750%
2008 2.055 0.150%
2007 2.052 0.100%
2006 2.050 0.150%
2005 2.047 0.100%
2004 2.045 0.150%
2003 2.042 0.440%
2002 2.033 0.440%
2001 2.024 0.500%
2000 2.014 0.450%
1999 2.005 0.450%
1998 1.996 -0.350%
1997 2.003 -0.350%
1996 2.010 -0.300%
1995 2.016 -0.350%
1994 2.023 -0.340%
1993 2.030 1.150%
1992 2.007 1.160%
1991 1.984 1.170%
1990 1.961 1.190%
1989 1.938 1.200%
1988 1.915 1.160%
1987 1.893 1.180%
1986 1.871 1.240%
1985 1.848 1.200%
1984 1.826 1.220%
1983 1.804 0.330%
1982 1.798 0.390%
1981 1.791 0.340%
1980 1.785 0.390%
1979 1.778 0.340%
1978 1.772 -2.800%
1977 1.823 -2.770%
1976 1.875 -2.650%
1975 1.926 -2.630%
1974 1.978 -2.510%
1973 2.029 -4.830%
1972 2.132 -4.610%
1971 2.235 -4.360%
1970 2.337 -4.220%
1969 2.440 -4.050%
1968 2.543 -5.150%
1967 2.681 -4.900%
1966 2.819 -4.700%
1965 2.958 -4.460%
1964 3.096 -4.270%
1963 3.234 -2.120%
1962 3.304 -2.050%
1961 3.373 -2.030%
1960 3.443 -1.960%
1959 3.512 -1.950%
1958 3.582 1.530%
1957 3.528 1.550%
1956 3.474 1.610%
1955 3.419 1.600%
1954 3.365 1.630%
1953 3.311 1.660%
1952 3.257 1.690%
1951 3.203 1.750%
1950 3.148 0.000%