US Has Fewest Births Since 1979

The provisional number of births for the United States in 2020 was 3,605,201, down 4% from 2019. This was the lowest number of babies born since 1979.

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in 2020 was again below replacement level. Replacement level is 2,100 births per 1,000 women and in 2020 the US TFR was 1,637.5 births per 1,000 women, down 4% from the rate in 2019 (1,706.0).

The general fertility rate was 55.8 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, down 4% from 2019 to reach another record low for the United States. The total fertility rate was 1,637.5 births per 1,000 women in 2020, down 4% from 2019 to also reach another record low for the nation.

SOURCES- CDC
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com