The total number of children born each year in Vermont has been declining since the 1980s. In 2017, 5,655 babies were born [1]. The total number of children under the age of 9 has decreased by almost 2,500 since 2012 to 54,964 in 2017 [2].

Additional information, including age and regional breakdowns can be found in the regularly updated population estimates report.

Return to the Table of Contents for the 2019 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families? report.

1. Vermont Department of Health (2019). 2017 Vital Statistics Annual Report.

2. Vermont Department of Health (2019). Population of Vermont AHS/VDH District by Single Year of Age and Sex, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.