U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in History
With so many Americans struggling to get by, the United States has experienced a drop in births for the second year in a row, to the lowest level in the nation’s history. The U.S. birth rate fell in 2009 to 13.5 per 1,000 population—a marked decline from 2007 when the rate was 14.3 and more babies were born in the U.S. than any other year in its history. In 1820, the earliest year for which full statistics are available, the birth rate was 55.2 per 1,000 population.
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