States Where People Are Having the Most Babies

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35. North Carolina
> Births per 1,000 women 15-44 yrs.: 60.7
> Births in 2015: 120,843 (9th highest)
> Women aged 15-44: 1,991,810 (9th highest)
> Pop. under 5 years old: 6.0% (tied–19th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.4% (12th highest)

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34. Maryland
> Births per 1,000 women 15-44 yrs.: 61.2
> Births in 2015: 73,616 (18th highest)
> Women aged 15-44: 1,203,587 (18th highest)
> Pop. under 5 years old: 6.1% (tied–22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (2nd lowest)

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33. South Carolina
> Births per 1,000 women 15-44 yrs.: 61.3
> Births in 2015: 58,139 (25th highest)
> Women aged 15-44: 949,177 (24th highest)
> Pop. under 5 years old: 5.9% (tied–14th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.6% (11th highest)

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32. Illinois
> Births per 1,000 women 15-44 yrs.: 61.3
> Births in 2015: 158,116 (5th highest)
> Women aged 15-44: 2,580,527 (5th highest)
> Pop. under 5 years old: 6.1% (tied–22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (23rd lowest)

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31. Virginia
> Births per 1,000 women 15-44 yrs.: 61.3
> Births in 2015: 103,303 (11th highest)
> Women aged 15-44: 1,685,640 (12th highest)
> Pop. under 5 years old: 6.1% (tied–22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (11th lowest)