U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Record Low, Report Says

November 29, 2012 Updated Nov 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM EDT

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U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Record Low, Report Says

November 29, 2012 Updated Nov 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM EDT

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, birth rates in the United States dipped to a record low in 2011.

According to the Pew Research Center report:

Final 2011 data are not available, but according to preliminary data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the overall birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age. That rate is the lowest since at least 1920, the earliest year for which there are reliable numbers.

Read the overview of the Pew Research Center report HERE.