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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table B-1.  Annual number of births: 1946 through 2004
 
Calendar year Number of births,
in thousands
  Calendar year Number of births,
in thousands
1946  3,426   1976  3,168
1947  3,834   1977  3,327
1948  3,655   1978  3,333
1949  3,667   1979  3,494
1950  3,645   1980  3,612
1951  3,845   1981  3,629
1952  3,933   1982  3,681
1953  3,989   1983  3,639
1954  4,102   1984  3,669
1955  4,128   1985  3,761
1956  4,244   1986  3,757
1957  4,332   1987  3,809
1958  4,279   1988  3,910
1959  4,313   1989  4,041
1960  4,307   1990  4,158
1961  4,317   1991  4,111
1962  4,213   1992  4,065
1963  4,142   1993  4,000
1964  4,070   1994  3,953
1965  3,801   1995  3,900
1966  3,642   1996  3,891
1967  3,555   1997  3,881
1968  3,535   1998  3,942
1969  3,626   1999  3,959
1970  3,739   2000  4,059
1971  3,556   2001  4,026
1972  3,258   2002  4,022
1973  3,137   2003  4,090
1974  3,160   2004  4,112
1975  3,144      
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Annual Summary of Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: United States, various years, National Vital Statistics Reports. (This table was prepared January 2007.)
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