Shelby County Fertility Statistics
The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes estimates on fertility in Shelby County each year. The survey asks women between 15 and 50 years old if they have given birth in the past 12 months.
Based on a representative survey sample, the ACS reports estimated counts of new mothers across the United States. These counts are further broken down by various other characteristics—perhaps most notably by new mothers' marital status.
Unlike the Census, which is an exact count of people and households every ten years, ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period.
How many new mothers in Shelby County, Alabama are teenagers?
How many new mothers in Shelby County, Alabama receive public assistance?
How many new mothers in Shelby County, Alabama are foreign-born?
How does education vary among new mothers in Shelby County, Alabama?
How many new mothers in Shelby County, Alabama are in, or near, poverty?
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The population considered in this report only includes women between 15 and 50 years and have given birth in the past 12 months. The following tables are used:
• New Mothers & New Mothers (Age 15-19): Table B13002
• Received Public Assistance: Table B13015
• Foreign-Born: Table B13008
• Educational Attainment: Table B13014
• Poverty Status: Table B13010
This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.