SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ for the first month
SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ for the first month.

How many people were born the year you were born? Here's the tally for every year since 1933

Samuel Stebbins
24/7 Wall Street

As COVID-19 spread across the United States, more than 300 million Americans were ordered to remain at home for weeks and even months. The extended period of isolation led many to speculate that the U.S. could see a spike in births nine months – a coronavirus baby boom

Such an increase, however, may be unlikely. For many families, economic conditions and job security play a significant role in deciding when to have a child. And while the coronavirus pandemic has given many couples the opportunity to try for a pregnancy, the crisis has also led to the country’s worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression. Here is a look at every state’s unemployment claims since COVID-19 shut the economy down

Yet another factor that could give would-be new parents pause is the possibility of unnecessary exposure to the virus. Couples who are expecting need to make regular doctor visits, and more than 98% of newborns in the U.S. are delivered in a hospital – many of which have been overwhelmed by coronavirus patients and could continue to be if there is a second wave of the outbreak. Health care facilities are high-risk areas, and many states have placed restrictions on nonessential medical treatment in recent months. These are every state’s rules for staying at home and social distancing

Should the birth rate dip as a result of the pandemic, it would be the continuation of a long-term trend. The birth rate has fallen in the U.S. in 10 of the last 11 years – and the birth rate in 2018 of 12 births for every 1,000 people was the lowest on record since at least the early 1930s.

Exactly how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the U.S. birth rate remains to be seen. To provide some historical context, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System to determine how many people were born every year since 1933. We also included population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau for each year as well as the most popular names from the Social Security Administration.

Money without a home:These Americans are entitled to stimulus checks if you can find them

Hopeful signs:Hiring picks up in these industries as coronavirus layoffs ease and states reopen

1933.

• Births: 2,081,232

• Total population: 125,578,763

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1934

• Births: 2,167,636

• Total population: 126,373,773

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1935

• Births: 2,155,105

• Total population: 127,250,232

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1936

• Births: 2,144,790

• Total population: 128,053,180

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1937

• Births: 2,203,337

• Total population: 128,824,829

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1938

• Births: 2,286,962

• Total population: 129,824,939

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1939

• Births: 2,265,588

• Total population: 130,879,718

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1940.

• Births: 2,360,399

• Total population: 132,122,446

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1941

• Births: 2,513,427

• Total population: 133,402,471

• Birth rate: 19 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1942

• Births: 2,808,996

• Total population: 134,859,553

• Birth rate: 21 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1943

• Births: 2,934,860

• Total population: 136,739,353

• Birth rate: 22 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1944

• Births: 2,794,800

• Total population: 138,397,345

• Birth rate: 20 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1945

• Births: 2,735,456

• Total population: 139,928,165

• Birth rate: 20 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1946

• Births: 3,288,672

• Total population: 141,388,566

• Birth rate: 23 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1947

• Births: 3,699,940

• Total population: 144,126,071

• Birth rate: 26 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

1948

• Births: 3,535,068

• Total population: 146,631,302

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

1949

• Births: 3,559,529

• Total population: 149,188,130

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

• Births:  3,554,149     • Total population:  152,271,417     • Birth rate:  24 births per 1,000 people     • Most popular boy name:  James     • Most popular girl name:  Linda    ALSO READ: Countries with the Fastest-Growing Populations

• Births: 3,554,149

• Total population: 152,271,417

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

1951

• Births: 3,750,850

• Total population: 154,877,889

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

1952

• Births: 3,846,986

• Total population: 157,552,740

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: James

• Most popular girl name: Linda

1953

• Births: 3,902,120

• Total population: 160,184,192

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Robert

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1954

• Births: 4,017,362

• Total population: 163,025,854

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1955

• Births: 4,047,295

• Total population: 165,931,202

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1956

• Births: 4,163,090

• Total population: 168,903,031

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1957

• Births: 4,254,784

• Total population: 171,984,130

• Birth rate: 25 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1958

• Births: 4,203,812

• Total population: 174,881,904

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1959

• Births: 4,244,796

• Total population: 177,829,628

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

• Births:  4,257,850     • Total population:  180,671,158     • Birth rate:  24 births per 1,000 people     • Most popular boy name:  David     • Most popular girl name:  Mary    ALSO READ: Fastest Growing County in Every State

• Births: 4,257,850

• Total population: 180,671,158

• Birth rate: 24 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: David

• Most popular girl name: Mary

Too many unemployment payments?:Here’s how I sent the money back

Life altered:'Life-changing event' of COVID-19 could alter how we work, spend and retire

1961

• Births: 4,268,326

• Total population: 183,691,481

• Birth rate: 23 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Mary

1962

• Births: 4,167,362

• Total population: 186,537,737

• Birth rate: 22 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1963

• Births: 4,098,020

• Total population: 189,241,798

• Birth rate: 22 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1964

• Births: 4,027,490

• Total population: 191,888,791

• Birth rate: 21 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1965

• Births: 3,760,358

• Total population: 194,302,963

• Birth rate: 19 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1966

• Births: 3,606,274

• Total population: 196,560,338

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1967

• Births: 3,520,959

• Total population: 198,712,056

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1968

• Births: 3,501,564

• Total population: 200,706,052

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1969

• Births: 3,600,206

• Total population: 202,676,946

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Lisa

1970.

• Births: 3,731,386

• Total population: 205,052,174

• Birth rate: 18 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1971

• Births: 3,555,970

• Total population: 207,660,677

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1972

• Births: 3,258,411

• Total population: 209,896,021

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1973

• Births: 3,136,965

• Total population: 211,908,788

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1974

• Births: 3,159,958

• Total population: 213,853,928

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1975

• Births: 3,144,198

• Total population: 215,973,199

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1976

• Births: 3,167,788

• Total population: 218,035,164

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1977

• Births: 3,326,632

• Total population: 220,239,425

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1978

• Births: 3,333,279

• Total population: 222,584,545

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1979

• Births: 3,494,398

• Total population: 225,055,487

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1980.

• Births: 3,612,258

• Total population: 227,224,681

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1981

• Births: 3,629,238

• Total population: 229,465,714

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1982

• Births: 3,680,537

• Total population: 231,664,458

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1983

• Births: 3,638,933

• Total population: 233,791,994

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1984

• Births: 3,669,141

• Total population: 235,824,902

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jennifer

1985

• Births: 3,760,561

• Total population: 237,923,795

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1986

• Births: 3,756,547

• Total population: 240,132,887

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1987

• Births: 3,809,394

• Total population: 242,288,918

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1988

• Births: 3,909,510

• Total population: 244,498,982

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1989

• Births: 4,040,958

• Total population: 246,819,230

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1990.

• Births: 4,158,212

• Total population: 249,464,396

• Birth rate: 17 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Ashley

1991

• Births: 4,110,907

• Total population: 252,153,092

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Ashley

1992

• Births: 4,065,014

• Total population: 255,029,699

• Birth rate: 16 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Ashley

1993

• Births: 4,000,240

• Total population: 257,782,608

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1994

• Births: 3,952,767

• Total population: 260,327,021

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1995

• Births: 3,899,589

• Total population: 262,803,276

• Birth rate: 15 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Jessica

1996

• Births: 3,891,494

• Total population: 265,228,572

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Emily

1997

• Births: 3,880,894

• Total population: 267,783,607

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Emily

1998

• Births: 3,941,553

• Total population: 270,248,003

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Michael

• Most popular girl name: Emily

1999

• Births: 3,959,417

• Total population: 272,690,813

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2000.

• Births: 4,058,814

• Total population: 282,162,411

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2001

• Births: 4,025,933

• Total population: 284,968,955

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2002

• Births: 4,021,726

• Total population: 287,625,193

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2003

• Births: 4,089,950

• Total population: 290,107,933

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2004

• Births: 4,112,052

• Total population: 292,805,298

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2005

• Births: 4,138,349

• Total population: 295,516,599

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2006

• Births: 4,265,555

• Total population: 298,379,912

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2007

• Births: 4,316,233

• Total population: 301,231,207

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emily

2008

• Births: 4,247,694

• Total population: 304,093,966

• Birth rate: 14 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Emma

2009

• Births: 4,130,665

• Total population: 306,771,529

• Birth rate: 13 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Isabella

2010.

• Births: 3,999,386

• Total population: 309,346,863

• Birth rate: 13 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Isabella

2011

• Births: 3,953,590

• Total population: 311,718,857

• Birth rate: 13 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Sophia

2012

• Births: 3,952,841

• Total population: 314,102,623

• Birth rate: 13 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Jacob

• Most popular girl name: Sophia

2013

• Births: 3,932,181

• Total population: 316,427,395

• Birth rate: 12 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Noah

• Most popular girl name: Sophia

2014

• Births: 3,988,076

• Total population: 318,907,401

• Birth rate: 13 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Noah

• Most popular girl name: Emma

2015

• Births: 3,978,497

• Total population: 321,418,820

• Birth rate: 12 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Noah

• Most popular girl name: Emma

2016

• Births: 3,945,875

• Total population: 323,071,342

• Birth rate: 12 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Noah

• Most popular girl name: Emma

2017

• Births: 3,855,500

• Total population: 325,147,121

• Birth rate: 12 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Liam

• Most popular girl name: Emma

2018.

• Births: 3,791,712

• Total population: 327,167,439

• Birth rate: 12 births per 1,000 people

• Most popular boy name: Liam

• Most popular girl name: Emma

24/7 Wall Street is a USA TODAY content partner offering financial news and commentary. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY.