The demographic distribution of women and children in a state, county or city can have an impact on the rates of birth outcomes in that area. When comparing the rates of health indicators between different geographic regions, these distributions should be taken into consideration.
The total population of the United States in 2020 was 329,484,123.
In the United States in 2020, the population of children under the age of 19 was 81,254,355.
In the United States in 2020, the population of women ages 15-44 was 64,543,832.
During 2020-2022 (average), about 1 in 8 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) (12.9%) in the United States were living in families with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level.
Sources: IPUMS-CPS, University of Minnesota, ipums.org. Current Population Survey, US Census Bureau. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.
Persons in poverty are defined as those who make less than 100% of the poverty threshold established by the US Census Bureau. The poverty threshold for a family of three was $21,960 in 2021 and $23,030 in 2022.