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Location: California
Topic: Birth rates by race
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Birth rates by race: California, 2014-2016 Average

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• In California during 2014-2016 (average), the highest birth rates were to white women (64.2), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (58.7), blacks (50.8) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (19.7). 
• Of all live births in California during 2014-2016 (average), 76.3% were white, 6.3% were black, 0.7% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 16.8% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 


  • 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: The rates shown may differ from rates computed on the basis of other population estimates.


  • 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 July 06, 2020, from