Birth Dashboard

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The Florida Birth Dashboard provides a written analysis and graphic display of fertility trends in Florida over the past 25 years. There are several maps, charts and graphs, used to illustrate demographic trends from 1989 to 2017, by age, race, and ethnicity.
Unknown values of birth are not included in graphs. Due to this, the data displayed in each graphic is only for total known records.

       
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Maternal Age

In general, Florida's fertility rates and the proportion of births have been increasing in the older age groups. Since 1989, the highest fertility rates were for women ages 20 to 24 until 2002 when mothers 25 to 29 became the forerunner. Fertility rates for women 30 to 34 increased from 73.4 per 1,000 females in 1989 to 95.97 in 2019. In contrast, the fertility rates for women age 20 to 24 decreased from 122.4 per 1000 females in 1989 to 64.73 in 2019. This is also reflected in the proportion of births in these two age groups. In 1991, 26.6% of births were to mothers age 20 to 24 and this decreased to 18.2% in 2019. The proportion of births in the 30 to 34 age group increased from 20.9% in 1991 to 29.1% in 2019.

Fertility

In 1990, Florida's fertility rate per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 was 70.7. This decreased to 62.8 in 2000 and 60.4 in 2010. In 2019 this rate was 56.64.

Teen Births

The fertility rate in 1989 for Florida's teens age 15 to 19 was 68.0 births per 1,000 females age 15 to 19. This declined to a rate of 16.2 in 2019. The proportion of births to teens age 15 to 19 was 13.6% in 1991 and decreased to 4.3% in 2019.

Births by Residence of Mother

In 2019, there were 220,010 live births to Florida residents. Of these births 70.8% were to white mothers and 21.9% were to black mothers. The remaining 7.3% were to mothers of other and unknown races. In 2019, 30.8% of births were to Hispanic mothers and 3.8% were to Haitians.


Note: Starting in 2004, "mothers education" is measured according to the highest degree received. Prior to 2004, "mother education" was measured according to the highest grade completed. Consequently, these data may not be comparable to that from prior years. Also beginning in 2004, the state total for the denominator in this calculation may be greater than the sum of county totals due to an unknown county of residence on some records.

Note: The birth certificate was changed in 2004 to capture all of the races representing the mother’s heritage, rather than only reporting a single race for the mother.

Note: The birth certificate was changed in 2004 to capture all of the races representing the mother’s heritage, rather than only reporting a single race for the mother.

Note: Starting in 2004, "mothers education" is measured according to the highest degree received. Prior to 2004, "mother education" was measured according to the highest grade completed. Consequently, these data may not be comparable to that from prior years. Also beginning in 2004, the state total for the denominator in this calculation may be greater than the sum of county totals due to an unknown county of residence on some records.