Sustained low fertility rates may indicate that the population is aging; sustained high fertility rates may predict a younger population. fertility rate data and trends can tell a story.
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In 2020, there were 368,190 live births in Texas.
The fertility rate in Texas in 2020 was 60.2 per 1,000 women ages 15-44.
Of all live births in Texas during 2018-2020 (average), 47.6% were Hispanic, 33.4% were white, 12.9% were black, 0.2% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 5.5% were Asian/Pacific Islander.
Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data. Retrieved December 10, 2022, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.
Of all live births in Texas during 2018-2020 (average), 6.5% were to women under the age of 20, 50.8% were to women ages 20-29, 39.7% were to women ages 30-39, and 3.0% were to women ages 40 and older.
Babies delivered to younger and older women are often at increased risk of poor birth outcomes, including prematurity, low birthweight and infant mortality.