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

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• In California, the highest birth rates (per 1,000 women ages 15-44) during 2014-2016 (average) were to Hispanic women (66.5), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (58.8), blacks (53.5), whites (52.8) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (51.1). 
• Of all live births in California during 2014-2016 (average), 47.2% were Hispanic, 28.6% were white, 5.6% were black, 0.4% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 15.7% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • 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 May 31, 2020, from