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Current Population Survey Data on Fertility

Data on the fertility of American women for the noninstitutionalized population are collected biannually in the June Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation. Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected tables are listed below. Data on children ever born and mothers’ age at last birth are collected for women 15 to 44 years old from 1971 to present and are available at the national level. These data are the best source for historical trends in fertility. (Note: Reports from 1997 to present are currently on-line).

Data Tables, Products and Reports


Fertility of American Women: 2010  (CPS June 2010)Fertility of American Women: 2008  (CPS June 2008)Fertility of American Women: 2006  (CPS June 2006)Fertility of American Women: 2004  (CPS June 2004)Fertility of American Women: 2002  (CPS June 2002)Fertility of American Women: 2000  (CPS June 2000)Fertility of American Women: 1998  (CPS June 1998)Trends in Premarital Childbearing: 1930 to 1994  (CPS June 1995)
  • Report [PDF - 101K]  (P23-197)
Fertility of American Women: 1995  (CPS June 1995)
  • Report [PDF - 155K]  (P20-499)
Fertility of American Women: 1994  (CPS June 1994)Historical Time Series Tables  Methodological Tables 
  • Table M1. Comparison of Annual Births between Vital Statistics and the June Current Population Survey: Selected Years, 1978 to 2006 [XLS - 53K] [CSV - 3.7K]
  • Table M2. Comparison of Childbearing Patterns Between Preliminary Vital Statistics Estimates for Calendar Year 2005, the June 2006 Current Population Survey, and the 2006 American Community Survey [XLS - 23K] [CSV - 3.4K]
State Table 
  • Table S1. Fertility Indicators for Women 15 to 44 Years Old by State of Residence: June 2006 [XLS - 26K] [CSV - 5.1K]

Other Technical and Analytical Reports

Current Population definitions and explanations are available on the CPS website.

Related Papers and Presentations


Relationship Status at First Birth for Women Age 15–50 in the United States 
  • Poster [PDF - 279K] , by Lindsay M. Monte and Renee Ellis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA, April 11-13, 2013.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Fertility |  Last Revised: 2013-04-26T12:54:10.166-04:00