Births citywide in District of Columbia

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Definitions: (Number) Number of live births.

(Rate) Number of live births per 1,000 women ages 15-44.

Updated June 2020

Data Source:

Number of births are listed in the DC Department of Health's Perinatal Health and Infant Mortality Report, and its predecessor the DC Department of Health Infant Mortality Report. The most recent years (2017 and 2018) were provided by request from the Dept. of Health.

Birth Rate per 1,000 Women pulls from the Kaiser Foundation State Health Facts

Footnotes: Fertility rates calculated using population data from 2000 and 2010 Census. Populations for intercensal years are interpolated values.