Special Report

States With the Highest Birth Rates

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30. Arizona
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.7 per 1,000 residents (76,497 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.4%
> Total population, July 2021: 7,276,316

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29. South Carolina
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.7 per 1,000 residents (54,713 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.2%
> Total population, July 2021: 5,190,705

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28. California
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.7 per 1,000 residents (424,333 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: -0.7%
> Total population, July 2021: 39,237,836

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27. Wyoming
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.8 per 1,000 residents (6,213 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.3%
> Total population, July 2021: 578,803

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26. Virginia
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.8 per 1,000 residents (93,037 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.1%
> Total population, July 2021: 8,642,274

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