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Total births by race and ethnicity in United States

Total births by race and ethnicity

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Definition and Source



Live births by race and ethnicity of mother. 
The data reflect the mother’s place of residence, not the place where the birth occurred. Figures represent the race of the mother, not the race of the child.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics microdata files.


S - Estimates suppressed when NCHS reporting standards not met.

N.A. - Data not available.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

Last Updated

April 2022