Click on any county to explore the data and find out more. Use the slider bar on the top right to see how the Texas teen birth rate has changed over time. If you just want to see the numbers, click on the box titled “Teen Birth Rate Data” and check the years that you’d like to view.
Rates are shown per 1,000 girls aged 15-19. For example, a rate of 30 per 1,000 means that for every 1,000 girls aged 15-19, 30 of them, or 3%, had a baby that year.
If there were fewer than 10 teen births in a county, data are not available. However, actual teen birth rates may still be high in those counties. Currently, 2016 rates and counts are only available if counts of teen births were higher than 10 for both 15-17 year olds and 18-19 year olds; as a result, more counties have data currently unavailable. Check back soon for updates. 2016 rates are based on preliminary data and subject to change.
Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics
Texas Demographic Center, Texas Population Estimates Program