In 2011, America birth rate dropped to record low since 1920. The lowest birth rate was mainly due to economy turmoil starting after 2007. In 2011, there were only 63.2 newborns per 1,000 women between 15 and 44-year-old.
The latest drop in birthrate in America was led by immigrant women. The birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14% in recent year, while for America-born women the drop was only 6% between 2007 and 2010.
According to Pew Research Center, there were 4.0 million newborns in 2010. Of those, about 3.1 million babies were conceded by America-born women, while about 930,000 babies were carried by immigrant women.
Just before the economy recession started in America, the highest number of babies carried by immigrant women was reached in 2007 and totaled 1,069,120 babies. In 2007, foreign-born mothers representing 25% of all births in America. Compared to 1990, the share was 16% of all births. In 2010, the share dropped to 23%.
According to Pew Research Center, the bulk of newborns to foreign-born women were to Hispanic mothers in 2010. This group of population accounted for 56% of all foreign-born mothers.
For babies that were conceded by America-born women in 2010, the majority of newborns were for white mothers. This group of population accounted for 66% of all America-born mothers.