Teen Births

Teen birth rates have seen a steady, nationwide decline in recent years. However, some states have seen either increases or consistent numbers on this metric. Unplanned pregnancy often leads to decreased educational attainment and decreased lifetime earnings. An effort to improve education, health, and reduce poverty requires tackling teen birth rates.

Peer City Perspective

Among its peer cities, Louisville currently ranks 11th in incidences of births per 100,000 teens aged 15 to 18, with a teen birth incidence rate of 40.7 per 100,000.

Louisville is in the middle tier of its peer group according to a natural breaks algorithm. Cities in green are those that outperform their peers, cities in yellow represent the middle cluster, and those in red are a group that lags behind its peers on this indicator.