Table 2.

Live Births by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother: United States, Each State, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam, Preliminary 1997, and Birth and Fertility Rates, Final 1996 and Preliminary 1997

AreaAll RacesNumberBirth Rate*Fertility Rate*
WhiteBlackNative AmericanAsian or Pacific IslanderHispanic§1997199619971996
United States3 894 9703 085 477600 89838 486170 110 711 75314.614.765.365.3
Alabama61 03840 52919 859140509 104114.114.262.262.1
Alaska970564734532293486 59815.916.570.671.7
Arizona75 75366 319250353181612 28 49216.617.078.177.1
Arkansas36 72028 2277905213375 154114.614.567.867.1
California526 033427 10237 477336258 092 249 57216.316.972.574.8
Colorado56 53951 71725855901647 13 21714.514.664.263.6
Connecticut42 97736 21352381081418 564013.113.660.161.7
Delaware10 2437496251212222 62414.014.060.259.8
District of Columbia7905197357952134 70114.915.461.562.3
Florida192 556144 17443 5797174087 37 40213.113.265.064.5
Georgia118 34775 66339 7742062704 717415.815.566.264.5
Hawaii17 381447957818412 140 215014.615.569.072.5
Idaho18 59418 01268277237 236615.415.770.371.3
Illinois180 898138 91235 4532446289 33 14215.215.568.469.0
Indiana83 44774 7647633121928 340714.214.362.962.8
Iowa36 93334 8301109232762 161512.913.060.860.5
Kansas37 44633 4032817331895 356814.414.266.065.1
Kentucky53 22847 950465291535 72813.613.660.059.4
Louisiana66 01237 64327 126288955 126315.215.065.765.1
Maine13 67013 32481103162 12111.011.149.549.5
Maryland70 26744 48822 9662052608 327713.814.158.960.1
Massachusetts82 44870 38979221773960 840813.513.259.357.1
Michigan133 621105 72324 2777682853 543113.713.960.061.1
Minnesota64 52557 349325210942830 257313.813.761.460.6
Mississippi42 74722 64619 541200360 33815.715.168.265.6
Missouri74 74762 14911 1442691186 177513.813.862.862.2
Montana10 851943131129495 30212.312.359.158.5
Nebraska23 32721 3151253363396 198014.114.164.664.2
Nevada27 03922 96221434491486 774916.116.375.875.5
New Hampshire14 43314 11710530181 22912.312.552.853.3
New Jersey113 14184 62020 8461787497 19 53114.014.364.064.9
New Mexico26 87422 7335063245390 13 32615.515.970.571.6
New York263 339189 05456 46060917 215 51 87614.514.565.464.7
North Carolina107 01375 88227 47615852071 690614.414.364.362.9
North Dakota835673998477598 17013.013.061.060.6
Ohio152 265127 23022 6592842092 343713.613.660.860.3
Oklahoma48 11037 89147254628866 324914.514.067.665.0
Oregon43 89540 3149397471895 586613.513.662.862.7
Pennsylvania144 235120 22220 4082753329 662312.012.355.957.0
Rhode Island12 38810 862931142452 176512.512.856.358.9
South Carolina51 90432 91016 271122601 111113.813.860.059.5
South Dakota10 2088455911547114 14113.814.363.866.6
Tennessee74 57757 08016 3451271025 172513.913.961.360.9
Texas333 889284 24539 4767949374 146 53617.217.375.375.0
Utah43 88541 6662696731277 439421.321.090.289.0
Vermont6667658124557 2211.311.550.050.2
Virginia91 99066 80621 1112023872 538013.713.858.158.4
Washington79 02468 340321417525718 943414.114.162.562.0
West Virginia20 75219 87574617114 6211.411.453.252.5
Wisconsin66 60257 43964218791863 321012.913.058.258.3
Wyoming642460996321745 54213.413.162.159.8
Puerto Rico63 66858 982468616.616.770.670.8
Virgin Islands20053591586563 37317.516.879.976.1
Guam43074156523624 4029.529.4138.8134.9
  • * Birth rates per 1000 total population; fertility rates per 1000 women 15 to 44 years of age.

  • Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on the birth certificate. Data for persons of Hispanic origin are included in the data for each race group according to the mother's reported race.

  • Includes births to Aleuts and Eskimos.

  • § Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

  • Excludes data for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam.

    —, Indicates data not available.