US birth rate hits record low: CDC reveals drops in EVERY region - falling 20% in cities and 15% in rural areas | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US birth rate hits record low: CDC reveals drops in EVERY region - falling 20% in cities and 15% in rural areas

Since 2007, fertility rates have plummeted 18 percent in large cities, 16 percent in mid-sized counties, and 12 percent in rural areas.

As expected, the average age that women have their first child continues to climb - now at 24.5 years old in rural counties and 27.5 in metropolitan areas.

The figures fall in line with the steady trend of declining birth rates in the US, which started to sharply downturn after the economic crash in 2008.

But according to Gretchen Livingston, a demographer at Pew Research who specializes in fertility, it’s not clear why that dip hasn’t started to level off now, 10 years later.

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