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Number of Births and Birth Rates

The number of births steadily decreased during the 1990s, plateaued during the early 2000s, and has steadily increased since 2006. (The most recent administrative data are from 2014.)

Number of Births in Washington, DC 1990-2014

Sources: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report. Data provided by DC Action for Children. 
Note: the most recent administrative birth data available are from 2014.

Birth rates, measured as the number of births per 1,000 women (ages 15-44), decreased between 1990 and 2000 from 71 to 53 births per 1,000 women. The rate increased to 56 births per 1,000 women in 2010 and is now estimated to have dipped to 54 births per 1,000 women.

Birth Rate in Washington, DC, 1990-2014

Sources: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report. Data provided by DC Action for Children, Kids Count Data Center 
Numbers of females ages 15-44 from 1990, 2000, and 2010 Decennial Censuses. Number for 2014 from 2014 Population Estimates. 
Note: the most recent administrative birth data available are from 2014.

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