Teen Birth Data

The teen birth rate has declined dramatically since the early 1990s. However, the teen birth rate in Texas remains much higher than the US. Additionally, some Texas counties have rates much higher than the state average.

Click on any county to see how the teen birth rate has changed over time and compare rates in different counties. If you just want to see the numbers, click the box on the right titled “Data.”

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.
  • 2017 rates are based on preliminary vital statistics data and may change slightly. 2018 rates only are available for counties with a population greater than 100,000
  • Population estimates come from Texas State Demographer. Rates vary slightly from teen birth estimates based on American Community Survey population data.

Data Sources:

DSHS Center for Health Statistics

Texas State Demographer

CDC Natality Dataset

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