Posted on June 4, 2023

Hispanic Births Rose by 50,000 Last Year, as White Births Dipped by 55,000

James Reinl, Daily Mail, June 1, 2023

Hispanic women had 50,000 more babies last year than in 2021, as white women had 55,000 fewer, new government data showed on Thursday in the latest sign of America’s shifting demographics.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that America’s diversifying population was heading toward a minority white population.

That’s estimated to happen at some point in the 2040s.

Overall, US births dipped to 3,661,220 last year from 3,664,292 in 2021, according to CDC’s provisional 2022 birth data.

But birth rates varied widely between America’s various ethnic groups.

White women had 55,124 fewer babies in 2022 than in the previous year — a 3 percent drop.

Other groups — African Americans and Native Americans — saw smaller declines in their birth rates.

But Asian, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian women all had more babies.

Hispanic women saw a 4 percent rise in birth rates in 2022, with 48,926 more babies than in the previous year.


The number of births has declined by an average of 2 percent per year from 2014 through 2020, including a drop of 4 percent from 2019 through 2020 at the start of the pandemic.