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Births citywide in District of Columbia

Births citywide

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Definition and Source



(Number) Number of live births.

(Rate) Number of live births per 1,000 women ages 15-44.

Updated August 2023

Data Source

Number of births are listed in the DC Department of Health's Perinatal Health and Infant Mortality Report, and its predecessor the DC Department of Health Infant Mortality Report. Starting in 2017 this data point was provided by request from the Dept. of Health.

Birth Rate per 1,000 Women pulls from the Kaiser Foundation State Health Facts


Fertility rates calculated using population data from 2000 and 2010 Census. Populations for intercensal years are interpolated values. 

Last Updated

November 2023