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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.

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

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

Data Source

Analysis of 1990-2021 Natality files from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.


N.A. – Data not available.
N.C. - Not comparable.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change over time.

Last Updated

April 2024