Definition: Number of live births per 1,000 women ages 15-44, i.e., general fertility rate (e.g., in 2021, the birth rate among California women ages 15-44 was 53.5 births per 1,000 women).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, Birth Statistical Master Files & California Vital Data (Cal-ViDa) Query Tool; California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections; CDC WONDER Online Database, Natality Public-Use Data (Feb. 2022).
Footnote: County-level data reflect the mother's county of residence, not the county in which the birth occurred. Data for 2021 are preliminary. The notation S refers to rates that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 births, and to numbers that have been suppressed in order to prevent disclosure of identity. N/A means that data are not available.