While national birth rates are dropping, South Dakota averages continue to rise, according to a study recently released by the Center for Disease Control.
South Dakota is one of six states to have an increasing birthrate. The national rate hovers at 12.5 live births per 1,000 people. South Dakota, however, averaged 14.6 in 2013.
Other regional rates include:
- Montana- 12.1
- Nebraska- 14.0
- Wyoming -3.1
Utah had the highest birthrate at 17.6 and New Hampshire had the lowest at 9.4 births per 1,000 births.
To learn more about regional birth trends in Black Hills Counties, please explore the graph below. Included are the latest numbers from South Dakota Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records Birth Records Database.