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Births by Metro Area

Births-related data comparison among the nation’s 50 most populous metros.
Published on 1/14/21
Births Per 1,000 Women 15 to 50 Years Old

Births Per 1,000 Women 15 to 50 Years Old by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston ranks fourth in births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. 

Births Per 1,000 Women 15 to 50 Years Old
by Metro Area
Rank Area Births
1 Columbus, OH Metro Area 67
2 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 61
3 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 59
4 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 55
5 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 55
6 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 54
7 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 54
8 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 54
9 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 54
10 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 53
11 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 53
12 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 53
13 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 52
14 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 52
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 52
16 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 52
17 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 50
18 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 50
19 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 50
20 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 50
21 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 50
22 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 50
23 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 50
24 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 50
25 Richmond, VA Metro Area 50
26 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 50
27 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 49
28 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 49
29 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 49
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 49
31 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 49
32 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 48
33 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 48
34 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 47
35 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 46
36 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 46
37 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 46
38 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 45
39 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 45
40 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 45
41 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 45
42 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 44
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 43
44 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 43
45 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 42
46 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 42
47 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 41
48 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 40
49 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 38
50 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 35
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  

 

Births Per 1,000 Unmarried Women by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston ranks sixth in births to unmarried women.

Births Per 1,000 Unmarried Women
by Metro Area
Rank Area Births
1 Columbus, OH Metro Area 45
2 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 43
3 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 40
4 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 37
5 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 37
6 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 35
7 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 35
8 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 33
9 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 33
10 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 33
11 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 33
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 33
13 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 32
14 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 32
15 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 32
16 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 31
17 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 31
18 Richmond, VA Metro Area 31
19 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 31
20 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 30
21 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 30
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 29
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 29
24 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 29
25 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 28
26 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 28
27 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 28
28 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 27
29 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 26
30 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 26
31 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 24
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 24
33 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 23
34 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 22
35 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 22
36 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 21
37 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 21
38 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 21
39 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 21
40 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 20
41 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 20
42 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 19
43 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 19
44 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 18
45 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 17
46 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 17
47 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 15
48 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 15
49 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 13
50 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 12
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  
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