The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Low

Studies show that the fertility rate in the United States is so low that if it continues as is then we won’t be able to replace our population!

Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women, according to the report. South Dakota and Utah however were above the average. South Dakota, with a rate of 2,227.5, and Utah, with a rate of 2,120.5, were the only states with a total fertility rate above replacement level in 2017.

Previous research has shown that US birthrates appeared to hit a “record low” in 2017, when the number of births nationwide was at its lowest in three decades.

Guess we all need to get busy 😉

~Jenn

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