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U.S. Fertility Rate Drops to All Time Low, Cut in Half Since 1950s

• by John Binder

The latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) data reveals that the U.S. general fertility rate — the number of births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 44-years-old — has dropped to a record low of 60.3 births, a three percent drop between 2016 and 2017.

The fertility rate dropped for every racial demographic group, with non-Hispanic Asians' fertility rate dropping the most out of any racial group. The fertility rate among Hispanics dropped by four percent, while there was a three percent drop for non-Hispanic whites.

This record low fertility rate is half of what the fertility rate was in 1958 when there were a little more than 120 births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 44-years-old.

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