U.S Birth Rate Plunges Below Sustainable Level

America’s birth rate has just plunged to its lowest level in over four decades, according to the latest figures.

The U.S. birth rate is currently sitting far below the “replacement rate” which is required to keep the population at a sustainable level.

According to the data, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer babies were born in America in 2023 than in any year since 1979.

The data was revealed in a new report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

There were 3.59 million babies born in 2023, down 2% from 3.66 million recorded in 2022.

This number is the lowest since 1979 when 3.4 million babies were born.

Karen Benjamin Guzzo, director of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told The Wall Street Journal that fewer Americans want to have children while many are delaying starting a family.

“People are making rather reasoned decisions about whether or not to have a child at all,” Guzzo said.

“More often than not, I think what they’re deciding is, ‘Yes, I’d like to have children, but not yet.’”

America’s declining total fertility rate peaked at 3.75 births per woman after World War II and has since collapsed to about 1.617, well below the replacement rate of 2.1.

The total fertility rate is an estimate of the number of babies a woman would have in her lifetime; 2.1 is​the level needed for a generation to replace itself.

A nation without children is a nation without a future.

Meanwhile, deaths are continuing to rise as births fall.

The intersection of deaths exceeding births per year appears imminent.

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America’s birth rates for most age groups are all declining, except for women ages 35-39 and 40-44.

Rates are per 1,000 women in specified age groups.

Only the Hispanic fertility rate has rebounded.

Fertility rates are births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in specified group

The total birth rate has been well under the level of replacement since 2007.

Elon Musk has been warning the public about the threat posed to humanity by plunging birth rates around the world.

In a recent interview posted on X, Musk explains:

“There are certainly some big risks that humanity faces.

“Population collapse is a really big deal, but I wish more people would think about…the birth rate is far below what’s needed to sustain civilization at its current level.”

Earlier this month, Musk wrote in a post on X:

“Any nation with a birth rate below replacement will eventually cease to exist.”

READ MORE – WEF: Depopulation Will ‘Save Elites’ & ‘Drown the Rest’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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