Number of Wisconsin births declines for sixth year


October 21, 2014

MADISON The number of babies born in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year.

The state Department of Health Services reported Monday that there were 66,566 live births to Wisconsin residents in 2013. That is 663 fewer than in 2012.

Births in Wisconsin have gone done every year since 2007.

The number of live births last year was the lowest since 1997 when there were 66,490.

The teen birth rate also dropped between 2012 and 2013. It went from 21.9 to 19.7 per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19.


Associated Press