Fast Fact- January 11, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 12, 2018

In 2016, the teen birth rate in Colorado continued to decrease, falling to 7.9 births per 1000 females between the ages of 15 and 17. The state’s teen birth rate has seen a steady decline every year since 2004 when the rate was 25. Counties with the lowest teen birth rates last year included Douglas, Broomfield and Larimer counties. To learn more about the 2016 teen birth rate for 15-17 year olds in other Colorado counties, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit