WISH: Birth Rate (Births per 1,000 Population) Wisconsin and the United States, Selected Years 1950-2020

Birth Rate (Births per 1,000 Population) Wisconsin and the U.S., 1950-2020
Year Wisconsin U.S.
2020 10.4  
2019 10.8 11.4
2018 11.1 11.6
2017 11.2 11.8
2016 11.5 12.2
2015 11.6 12.4
2010 12.0 13.0
2005 12.7 14.0
2000 12.9 14.4
1995 13.2 14.6
1990 14.8 16.7
1985 15.4 15.8
1980 15.9 15.9
1975 14.3 14.6
1970 17.5 18.4
1965 20.0 19.4
1960 25.4 23.7
1955 25.0 25.0
1950 23.9 24.1

Source: Data for Wisconsin are from resident birth certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The U.S. birth rates for 1950-2015 are from the National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2015," Volume 66, Number 1, January 5, 2017. The U.S. birth rate for 2016 is from the National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2016," Volume 67, Number 1, January 31, 2018. The U.S. birth rate for 2017 is from the National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2017," Volume 67, Number 8, November 7, 2018. The U.S. birth rate for 2018 is from the National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2018," Volume 68, Number 13, November 27, 2019. The U.S. birth rate for 2019 is from the National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2019," Volume 70, Number 2, March 23, 2021.

Last Revised: September 28, 2021