Vital Statistics

Find the vital statistics of the United States, including American life expectancy, the number of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and more.

  • Births (2013): 3,957,577 (13.42 per 1,000 pop.)
  • Deaths (2011): 2,512,873 (8.15 per 1,000 pop.)
  • Marriages (2011): 2,118,000 (6.8 per 1,000 pop.)
  • Divorces (2011): 3.6 per 1,000 pop.1
  • Infant mortality rate (2014): 6.17 per 1,000 live births
  • Legal abortions (2011): 1.06 million
  • Life expectancy (2014): Total U.S., both sexes, 79.56; total men, 77.11; total women, 81.94; white men, 75.3; white women, 80.5; black men, 71.6; black women, 77.8
1. U.S. totals no longer available.

See also Births, Marital Status, and Mortality.


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