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Births to foreign-born mothers in United States

Births to foreign-born mothers

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Births to women not born in the U.S. Foreign-born in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are defined as born outside the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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.

N.C. - In 2006 and 2012 mother’s nativity data for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands does not distinguish mothers born in each respective territory versus in the 50 states and DC, as was defined in other years.

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 2024