California Fertility Statistics
The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes estimates on fertility in California each year. The survey asks women in 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 California. These counts are further broken down by various other characteristics—perhaps most notably by new mothers' marital status.
How has the number of new mothers in California changed over the years?
How many new mothers in California are teenagers?
How many new mothers in California receive public assistance?
How many new mothers in California are foreign-born?
How does education vary among new mothers in California?
How many new mothers in California are in, or near, poverty?
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 1-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.