TEEN BIRTHS IN washington, Girls 15 - 19
2015
3,773
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$124
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
17.6 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-8%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2014
-67%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
  • Teen Birth Rate, by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2015
  • Change,
    1991-2015
  • Non-Hispanic White
  • 13
  • -72%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 22
  • -78%
  • Hispanic
  • 36
  • -70%
TEEN PREGNANCY IN washington, Girls 15 - 19
2013
7,910
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2013
37 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-21%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2011
-66%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN washington, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
N/A
2015
EVER HAD SEX
N/A
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN washington, Women 15 - 44
48
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$468
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In Washington, Girls 15 - 19
2015
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
3,773
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$124 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
1,969
Non-Hispanic Black
279
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
219
Asian/Pacific Islander
182
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
26%
Girls 18-19
73%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
17.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
-8%
From peak year, 1991
-67%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
13.2 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
21.9 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
36.3 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2012°
From 2012, American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
From 2012, Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
From 2012, Hispanic
N/A
From 2012, Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
From 2012, Non-Hispanic White
N/A
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-72%
Non-Hispanic Black
-78%
Hispanic
-70%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
7.3 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
33.9 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2013
Girls 15-17
-12%
Girls 18-19
-6%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-76%
Girls 18-19
-61%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
86%
Subsequent Births
14%
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Age ᵻ
Girls 15-17
N/A
Girls 18-19
N/A
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity ᵻ
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2014
Percent of Teen Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls, 2010
84%
Teen Pregnancy In Washington, Girls 15 - 19
2013
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
7,910
2013
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
0%
Girls 15-17
28%
Girls 18-19
71%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
37 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2011
-21%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-66%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
62 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
17 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
67 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-26%
Girls 18-19
-18%
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-75%
Girls 18-19
-60%
Sex & Contraception In Washington, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
36.6%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
41.3%
Grade 12
40.9%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
26%
Females
44.8%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Non-Hispanic White
37%
Unplanned Pregnancy In Washington, Women 15 - 44
2008
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Unmarried Women 18-29
N/A
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
48%
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
45 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2008
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Unmarried Women 18-29
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$468 million
View State Profiles
View 50 State Comparisons

Washington Data

Washington's Rankings
  • 13: Teen Birth Rate
  • 12: Decline in Teen Birth Rate
  • 18: Teen Pregnancy Rate

Please note:
Rank of 1 = lowest; Rank of 50 = highest

Washington