Oh, Baby! Your Town's Birth Rates

Database breaks down birth rates town-by-town from 2006-2010.

Photo Credit: GoonSquadSarah via Flickr
Photo Credit: GoonSquadSarah via Flickr
Spring is officially here and with flowers preparing to bloom and animals waking up from their winter sleep, the world is fertile and ready to burst into life.

With youth and renewal in the air, we decided to look at Connecticut birth rates, town by town, over a 5-year period between 2006 and 2010 (the most recent year with data available.)

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) maintains records on “vital statistics” that include the number of births per year per town (based on residency, not the actual birth location) and birth rates weighted against population.

The database above contains information on average population, birth rates and number of births from 2006-2010, as well as individual charts for each town showing total number of births by year.

Go here to see which towns have the highest 5-year average for birth rate and which bring up the bottom of the list.

Joey March 24, 2014 at 03:58 PM
East Haven number one doesn't have a population of 49,000, it's more like 29,000. If I was a betting man I would say this is a typo and it's supposed to be East Hartford
Yankeelover March 24, 2014 at 04:53 PM
Leave it to the dysfunctional Liberal to cry foul. Can't add to the conversation then stay out.
Thomas Alegi March 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Beth Smith, Is the HamdenPatch truly a local newspaper? The answer to that question can only be determined by what side of the paper fence you are on. The HamdenPatch does cover some Hamden local news, but the better name for this Patch newspaper would be the Regional Patch News.
Beth Smith March 26, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Truly regional, as I read the article on the Clinton Patch. You may see it on Hamden's, but I was on Clinton's. The articles just get reposted across the board. Really sad.
Beth Smith March 26, 2014 at 04:38 PM
And interestingly, when I just posted, apparently I'm suddenly on the Brookfield Patch.


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