Happy Mother’s Day Data! by Sydney Beveridge
Using data from the American Community Survey, you can track the number and percent of women age 15-50 who had babies in the past year.
Number of Moms with New Babies (American Community Survey)
2006: 4,182,942 (5.5%)
2007: 4,183,633 (5.5%)
2008: 4,436,577 (5.8%)
2009: 4,333,485 (5.7%)
There has been a slight increase in new babies over the past few years, particularly in 2008. That year, moms in Nampa City, Idaho, led baby making with 14.5% of childbearing age women having recently had a baby, adding 3,114 new babies to the city.
However, moms in Gulfport City, Mississippi, experienced a big bump in baby bumps from 2008 to 2009. The percentage of childbearing age women with newborns jumped from 8% to 16.4%, adding 2,701 new babies to the city.