Essex Fertility Statistics

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The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes estimates on fertility in Essex 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 are teenagers in Essex, Maryland?

How many new mothers receive public assistance in Essex, Maryland?

Public assistance income includes supplemental security income (SSI), SNAP, WIC, TANF, and general assistance.

How many Essex new mothers are immigrants?

How does education vary among new mothers in Essex, Maryland?

Education here is the highest level of schooling attained.
Note: Use the time-slider beneath the chart to view data from different years.

How many new mothers in Essex are in, or near, poverty? 

The federal poverty threshold is set each year by the Census Bureau. The threshold varies based family size, but does not vary from location to location.

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.