U.S. Teen Birthrates Highest in Southern States

Posted on April 20, 2012

Teen Birthrates by State 2010

Teen birthrates are dropping according to a new study from the CDC. The image above shows the birth rate for women aged 15-19, by state using 2010 data.

The highest teen birthrates are in the southern states. The CDC says, "Teen birthrates are highest in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico,. There are slightly lower concentrations in the neighboring states of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have the lowest rates of teen births."

You can see the complete CDC study here. You can find the data tables used in the study here.

Image: CDC