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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table B-1.  Annual number of births: 1946 through 2010
Calendar year Number of births,
in thousands
  Calendar year Number of births,
in thousands
1946 3,426   1979 3,494
1947 3,834   1980 3,612
1948 3,655   1981 3,629
1949 3,667   1982 3,681
1950 3,645   1983 3,639
1951 3,845   1984 3,669
1952 3,933   1985 3,761
1953 3,989   1986 3,757
1954 4,102   1987 3,809
1955 4,128   1988 3,910
1956 4,244   1989 4,041
1957 4,332   1990 4,158
1958 4,279   1991 4,111
1959 4,313   1992 4,065
1960 4,307   1993 4,000
1961 4,317   1994 3,953
1962 4,213   1995 3,900
1963 4,142   1996 3,891
1964 4,070   1997 3,881
1965 3,801   1998 3,942
1966 3,642   1999 3,959
1967 3,555   2000 4,059
1968 3,535   2001 4,026
1969 3,626   2002 4,022
1970 3,739   2003 4,090
1971 3,556   2004 4,112
1972 3,258   2005 4,138
1973 3,137   2006 4,266
1974 3,160   2007 4,317
1975 3,144   2008 4,248
1976 3,168   2009 4,131
1977 3,327   2010 4,000
1978 3,333      
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), National Vital Statistics Reports, various years. (This table was prepared February 2012.)

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