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States With the Highest Birth Rates

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10. Arkansas
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 11.6 per 1,000 residents (35,021 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.5%
> Total population, July 2021: 3,025,891

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9. Mississippi
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 11.8 per 1,000 residents (34,957 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: -0.2%
> Total population, July 2021: 2,949,965

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8. Oklahoma
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 11.9 per 1,000 residents (47,125 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.6%
> Total population, July 2021: 3,986,639

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7. Nebraska
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.0 per 1,000 residents (23,524 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.1%
> Total population, July 2021: 1,963,692

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6. Louisiana
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.0 per 1,000 residents (55,942 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: -0.6%
> Total population, July 2021: 4,624,047

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