Interactive Data Map

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. 

Data Notes:

  • Rates are shown per 1,000 girls aged 15-19. For example, a rate of 30 per 1,000 means that 3% of teenage girls give birth that year.
  • If there were fewer than 10 teen births in a county, data are hidden for that year to protect privacy.
  • 2019 data are preliminary and subject to change.
  • When available, birth counts come from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Otherwise, birth counts come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use datasets accessed via the WONDER Online Database. 
  • Population estimates come from Texas State Demographer. Rates vary slightly from teen birth estimates based on American Community Survey population data. The Texas State Demographer utilizes an advanced methodology to determine county-level population, resulting in more accurate population estimates. However, when conducting comparisons across states, American Community Survey population estimates are used.  

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