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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | January 5, 2012

New: Births Data Offers Insight into California Demographic Trends

Central and eastern California counties showed the largest percentage increase in births from 1995 to 2009, according to data on births just posted to kidsdata.org. During this 15-year span, Placer County had the largest growth in births, at 32%, followed by Riverside (31%), and Kern, Kings, and Sutter counties (each about 24%).

By contrast, two major population centers along the coast had among the steepest statewide declines in births from '95 to '09: Los Angeles County (a 20% decrease) and Orange County (down 17%).

Despite these decreases, five Southern California counties accounted for about 56% of all of California's 526,774 births in 2009: Los Angeles (27%), San Diego (9%), Orange (8%), and Riverside and San Bernardino (both 6%).

Related Blog Post: A Link Between the Recession and Declines in California Births?

Births in California: Local Racial/Ethnic Breakdowns

African American/Black (5% of all births in CA in '09, compared to 7% in '95)
The California counties in 2009 with the largest percentage of births to African American mothers: Solano-14%, Alameda-12%, Sacramento-11%.
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Asian/Pacific Islander (12% of all births in CA in '09, compared to 10% in '95)
California counties with the largest percentage of births to Asian/Pacific Islander mothers in '09: Santa Clara-34%, San Francisco-29%, and Alameda and San Mateo, both at 28%.
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Caucasian/White (27% of all births in CA in '09, compared to 36% in '95)
California counties in '09 with the largest percentage of births to Caucasian/White mothers: Mariposa-82%, Calaveras-79%, and Shasta and Tuolumne, both at 78%. 
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Hispanic/Latino (51% of all births in CA in '09, compared to 46% in '95)
The California counties in '09 with the largest percentage of births to Hispanic/Latina mothers: Imperial-90%, Monterey-75%, Colusa-74%.
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Native American/Alaska Native (0.4% of all births in CA in '09, compared to 0.5% in '95)
California counties in '09 with the largest percentage of births to Native American/Alaska Native mothers: Inyo-11%, Humboldt-8%.
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