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States With the Highest Birth Rates

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5. South Dakota
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.2 per 1,000 residents (10,843 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.9%
> Total population, July 2021: 895,376

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4. Texas
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.4 per 1,000 residents (362,450 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population, July 2021: 29,527,941

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3. North Dakota
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.6 per 1,000 residents (9,798 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.3%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: -0.5%
> Total population, July 2021: 774,948

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2. Alaska
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 12.7 per 1,000 residents (9,280 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.3%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.0%
> Total population, July 2021: 732,673

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1. Utah
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 13.8 per 1,000 residents (45,159 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.4%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.7%
> Total population, July 2021: 3,337,975

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