U.S. Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of the U.S. infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2020 is 5.681 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.17% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2019 was 5.748 deaths per 1000 live births, a 1.15% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2018 was 5.815 deaths per 1000 live births, a 0.5% decline from 2017.
  • The infant mortality rate for U.S. in 2017 was 5.844 deaths per 1000 live births, a 0.49% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2020 Infant Mortality Rate
Trinidad and Tobago 21.129
Panama 13.517
Aruba 13.153
New Caledonia 11.048
Seychelles 10.465
Argentina 9.715
Barbados 9.666
Curacao 8.606
Guam 8.303
Uruguay 8.288
Oman 6.809
Kuwait 6.728
Chile 6.389
French Polynesia 6.249
Qatar 5.984
Channel Islands 5.914
Saudi Arabia 5.901
United States 5.681
Bahrain 5.629
Bahamas 5.613
UAE 5.225
Puerto Rico 5.164
Antigua and Barbuda 4.953
Malta 4.686
Canada 4.280
Lithuania 3.833
Hungary 3.832
Croatia 3.776
New Zealand 3.618
United Kingdom 3.593
Taiwan 3.518
Cyprus 3.334
Switzerland 3.219
Latvia 3.175
Poland 3.089
Australia 2.957
Denmark 2.953
France 2.890
Austria 2.813
Germany 2.767
Portugal 2.709
Luxembourg 2.700
Belgium 2.641
Greece 2.629
Israel 2.551
Macao 2.493
Italy 2.434
Ireland 2.369
Netherlands 2.361
Spain 2.213
South Korea 1.982
Norway 1.921
Sweden 1.911
Estonia 1.877
Slovenia 1.751
Japan 1.684
Finland 1.592
Singapore 1.542
Hong Kong 1.261
Iceland 1.154
United States - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2020 5.681 -1.170%
2019 5.748 -1.150%
2018 5.815 -0.500%
2017 5.844 -0.490%
2016 5.873 -0.470%
2015 5.901 -0.490%
2014 5.930 -0.490%
2013 5.959 -2.690%
2012 6.124 -2.620%
2011 6.289 -2.560%
2010 6.454 -2.490%
2009 6.619 -2.430%
2008 6.784 -0.620%
2007 6.826 -0.610%
2006 6.868 -0.590%
2005 6.909 -0.600%
2004 6.951 -0.600%
2003 6.993 -1.270%
2002 7.083 -1.250%
2001 7.173 -1.240%
2000 7.263 -1.220%
1999 7.353 -1.210%
1998 7.443 -3.200%
1997 7.689 -3.100%
1996 7.935 -3.020%
1995 8.182 -2.920%
1994 8.428 -2.840%
1993 8.674 -3.560%
1992 8.994 -3.440%
1991 9.314 -3.320%
1990 9.634 -3.210%
1989 9.954 -3.110%
1988 10.274 -2.200%
1987 10.505 -2.160%
1986 10.737 -2.110%
1985 10.968 -2.070%
1984 11.200 -2.020%
1983 11.431 -4.420%
1982 11.959 -4.230%
1981 12.487 -4.060%
1980 13.016 -3.900%
1979 13.544 -3.750%
1978 14.072 -5.050%
1977 14.820 -4.810%
1976 15.569 -4.580%
1975 16.317 -4.390%
1974 17.066 -4.200%
1973 17.814 -4.820%
1972 18.717 -4.610%
1971 19.621 -4.400%
1970 20.524 -4.220%
1969 21.428 -4.040%
1968 22.331 -2.450%
1967 22.893 -2.390%
1966 23.454 -2.340%
1965 24.016 -2.280%
1964 24.577 -2.240%
1963 25.139 -1.600%
1962 25.547 -1.570%
1961 25.955 -1.550%
1960 26.364 -1.520%
1959 26.772 -1.500%
1958 27.180 -2.150%
1957 27.776 -2.100%
1956 28.373 -2.060%
1955 28.969 -2.020%
1954 29.566 -1.980%
1953 30.162 -1.940%
1952 30.758 -1.900%
1951 31.355 -1.870%
1950 31.951 0.000%