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Number of Births and Birth Rates

After steadily increasing since the early 2000s, the number of births began decreasing after 2016.

Number of Births in Washington, DC 1990-2019

Sources: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report. Data provided by DC Action for Children. 
For years 2007-2019, birth data are from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, 
Natality public-use data 2007-2018, on CDC WONDER Online Database

Similarly, birth rates (measured as the number of births per 1,000 population) have now dipped to 12.86 births per 1,000 population in 2019 after being estimated at 15.23 births per 1,000 population in 2010.

Birth Rate in Washington, DC, 1990-2019

Sources: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report. Data provided by DC Action for Children. For years 2007-2019, birth data are from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use data 2007-2018, on CDC WONDER Online Database

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