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States With the Highest Birth Rates

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25. Maryland
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.8 per 1,000 residents (66,906 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: 6,165,129

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24. Nevada
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.9 per 1,000 residents (33,883 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.0%
> Total population, July 2021: 3,143,991

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23. North Carolina
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.9 per 1,000 residents (114,011 total)
> Population change due to new births, July 2020 to July 2021: +1.1%
> Total population change, July 2020 to July 2021: +0.9%
> Total population, July 2021: 10,551,162

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22. Ohio
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 10.9 per 1,000 residents (128,595 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: 11,780,017

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21. Hawaii
> Births, July 2020 to July 2021: 11.0 per 1,000 residents (15,904 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: 1,441,553

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