Austin

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Quick Facts: Births

The birth rate is defined as the number of live births per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15-44 years). Sustained low birth rates may indicate that the population is aging, and sustained high birth rates may predict a much younger age structure in the population. It can be helpful to understand how the birth rate changes for different maternal age groups and for different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and how these births are distributed in a population.

• In 2012, there were 13,943 live births in Austin.
 
• Of all live births in Austin during 2010-2012 (average), 45.8% were Hispanic, 38.7% were white, 7.5% were black, 0.2% were Native American and 7.7% were Asian.
 
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Footnotes

  • Birth rates presented for 1990-1999 are calculated using Census 1990-based population estimates. Calculations for 2000-2009 use Census 2000-based population estimates. Calculations beginning in 2010 use Census 2010-based population estimates. Information is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm. The rates shown may differ from rates computed on the basis of other population estimates.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • US Census Bureau. Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Retrieved October 22, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.