Live Births and Deaths
Globally, the world has seen a significant drop in the death rate, leading to an increased global population. In the United States, birth rates have dropped due to cultural and economic trends, while death rates have risen, slowing population growth. In Iowa, both figures have held relatively steady, and most population change can be attributed to migration.
- The Live Birth Rate is the total number of births per 1,000 population.
- The Death Rate is the total number of deaths per 1,000 population.