Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
A decline in Hispanic birth rates and the pace of immigration from Latin America has had an effect on the growth and dispersion of Hispanics in the country.
The U.S. is projected to have no racial or ethnic group as its majority within the next several decades, but that day apparently is already here for the nation’s youngest children.
The share of multiples born in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In 2014, 3.5% of all babies born were twins, triplets or higher-order multiples, new data show.
China’s rapid economic development, its urbanization and its culture will continue to play a role in family size and the population’s gender makeup.
The roughly 47% of the population today who were born under the one-child policy lived through a very different China than those born before.
This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.
The likelihood of becoming a young father plummets for those with a bachelor’s degree or more: Just 14% had their first child prior to age 25.
In 2014, 40% of births were to unmarried mothers, a slight decline from the 41% share that had held steady since 2008. Although the single percentage point drop in 2014 was small, it was only the third one-year dip in this measure since the end of World War II.
It could be a half-century (or longer) before Hispanics become a majority there, according to scaled-back state population projections.