Teen Birth Rate In California

(Courtesy of the California Department of Public Health)

California’s teen birth rate hit a a record low of 15.7 births per 1,000 females between ages 15 and 19, according to the latest data from the California Department of Public Health. That’s an 11 percent decline between 2015 and 2016 and a 66 percent drop since 2000.

In California in 2016, 15,800 children were born to mothers ages 18-19; 5,622 were born to mothers ages 15 -17; and an additional 195 were born to mothers under age 15.

For more data on adolescent births in California, including data by county, click here.

(Courtesy of the California Department of Public Health)