Fertility Rates by Race of Mother
Michigan Residents
Selected Years, 1970 - 2015

Year Fertility Rate
White Black
1970 87.9 123.5
1975 62.6 89.5
1980 64.3 77.9
1985 62.4 68.5
1990 64.6 92.8
1991 62.7 91.2
1992 61.2 85.7
1993 59.8 81.5
1994 59.2 78.1
1995 58.5 71.5
1996 58.3 69.0
1997 58.8 69.7
1998 59.5 69.8
1999 59.7 69.0
2000 61.2 69.8
2001 60.6 68.4
2002 59.7 65.2
2003 60.7 65.8
2004 60.7 66.2
2005 60.4 65.8
2006 61.1 67.3
2007 59.2 65.8
2008 59.0 67.5
2009 57.6 66.9
2010 56.6 66.5
2011 56.8 66.4
2012 56.3 65.5
2013 56.8 67.1
2014 57.8 65.0
2015 57.1 65.9

 

Change in Fertility Rates by Race of Mother
Michigan Residents
1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2014

Years Straight Line
Percent Change
Annual Average
Rate of Change
White Black White Black
1970 and 1980 -26.8 -36.9 -3.1 -4.5
1980 and 1990 0.5 19.4 0.0 1.8
1990 and 2000 -5.6 -25.2 -0.6 -2.9
2000 and 2010 -7.3 -4.3 -0.8 -0.5
1970 and 2015 -35.0 -46.6 -1.0 -1.4


Note: Fertility rates are live births per 1,000 women per ages 15-44.
Source: 1970 - 2015 Michigan Residents Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2014), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories