US birth rate sees biggest fall for nearly 50 years The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated a longer-term trend for women to have fewer children, with the rate dropping to 1.6 per woman AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bustNEW YORK (AP) — When most of the U.S. went into lockdown over a year ago, some speculated that confining couples to their homes — with little to entertain them beyond Netflix — would lead to a lot of baby-making. But the statistics suggest the oppos US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century - The Boston GlobeThe US birth rate fell 4 percent last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released today. US birth rate hits lowest level since 1979 amid pandemic stressThe birth rate in the United States fell 4 percent in 2020 to about 3.6 million babies, its 6th straight annual decline. The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been born. 'Quite striking': US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century, CDC report saysThe U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. US birth rate falls to lowest point since records beganThe pandemic contributed to last year’s big decline, experts say. COVID's baby bust: U.S. fertility in 2020 reaches lowest rate since the 1970sThe data corroborates previous surveys that predicted a "COVID baby bust."