The birth rate is defined as the number of live births per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15-44 years). Sustained low birth rates may indicate that the population is aging, and sustained high birth rates may predict a much younger age structure in the population. It can be helpful to understand how the birth rate changes for different maternal age groups and for different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and how these births are distributed in a population.
| ||In 2010, there were 4,598 live births in New Orleans.|
| ||The birth rate in New Orleans in 2010 was 57.9 per 1,000 women ages 15-44.|
| ||Of all live births in New Orleans during 2008-2010 (average), 7.1% were Hispanic, 21.5% were white, 68.4% were black, 0.2% were Native American and 2.7% were Asian.|
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National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
US Census Bureau. Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
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