Wednesday, January 07, 2015

States with Highest Rate of Natural Increase, 2013-14

The rate of natural increase (births minus deaths) varies greatly by state. Overall in the United States, there were 3,957,577 births and 2,593,996 deaths in the 12 months prior to July 1, 2014—resulting in a rate of natural increase of 1.9 percent.

By state, the rate of natural increase varies from a high of 12.4 percent in Utah to a decline in West Virginia (-0.7 percent) and Maine (-0.4 percent). Here are the states with the highest rate of natural increase in the 2013-14 time period...

Utah, 12.4
Alaska, 9.5
Texas, 7.8
Idaho, 7.0
District of Columbia, 6.8
North Dakota, 6.7
California, 6.5
South Dakota, 6.3
Nebraska, 6.0
Colorado, 6.0

Source: Census Bureau, State Totals: Vintage 2014

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