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.

Measure Descriptions:

  • 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.

Measures are defined above the visualization. Additional help can be found in the Help Section.

To download a data table click on the Title Text of the data table, click "Download" on the right below the data visualization, click "Crosstab" from the listed file formats, and click "Download". A '.csv' file will then download and can be opened in a text or spreadsheet application.