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 83,086 live births in Washington.
The fertility rate in Washington in 2020 was 54.0 per 1,000 women ages 15-44.
Of all live births in Washington during 2018-2020 (average), 19.0% were Hispanic, 58.2% were white, 5.4% were black, 1.5% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 12.4% were Asian/Pacific Islander.
Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data. Retrieved October 6, 2022, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.
Of all live births in Washington during 2018-2020 (average), 3.2% were to women under the age of 20, 44.0% were to women ages 20-29, 48.9% were to women ages 30-39, and 3.9% 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.