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Valentine’s Babies: Are the Southern States the Most Romantic?

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, but apparently some states get a little more of the lovin’ feeling than others! From 2007-2015 there were 3,978,497 babies born in the United States with about 8% of them born in November—9 months after Valentine’s Day. To figure out where the love bug bites the strongest, we looked at the data.
 
States with Highest Percentage of Babies Born 9 months after Valentine’s Day

  1. Tie: Florida & District of Columbia – 8.49%
  2. Hawaii – 8.33%
  3. Louisiana – 8.26%
  4. Texas – 8.24%
  5. Tennessee – 8.22%
  6. Alabama – 8.19%
  7. Georgia – 8.17%
  8. Arizona – 8.16%
  9. North Carolina – 8.15%
  10. Mississippi – 8.13%

 
General population trends get thrown out the window here with southern states having the highest percentage of babies born in November. While they might not have the highest total number of February conceptions, these stats sure make it look like love is in the (southern) air!
 
States with Lowest Percentage of Babies Born 9 months after Valentine’s Day

    1. Wyoming – 7.47%
    2. Idaho – 7.6%
    3. Vermont – 7.62%
    4. Tie: Nebraska and Minnesota – 7.7%
    5. Tie: Wisconsin and Colorado – 7.72%
    6. Maine – 7.73%
    7. Tie: Iowa and North Dakota – 7.76%
    8. Tie: Oregon, Montana, and Delaware – 7.78%
    9. Tie: New Mexico and Pennsylvania – 7.79%
    10. Tie: Alaska and Ohio – 7.8%
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  2. Maybe it’s a lack of romance, or it could be the freezing weather, but the states with the lowest rate of Valentine-inspired babies come from across the country, but lay almost exclusively in the north. The only exception to this is New Mexico–does that mean it’s the least lovey warm-weather state?
       

Number of Babies Born 9 Months After Valentine’s Day

State | Number of Births

  1. California 39,734
  2. Texas 33,252
  3. Florida 19,048
  4. New York 18,670
  5. Illinois 12,406
  6. Pennsylvania 10,994
  7. Ohio 10,864
  8. Georgia 10,738
  9. North Carolina 9,843
  10. Michigan 8,869
  11. Virginia 8,272
  12. New Jersey 8,155
  13. Washington 7,004
  14. Arizona 6,965
  15. Tennessee 6,713
  16. Indiana 6,654
  17. Missouri 6,006
  18. Maryland 5,911
  19. Massachusetts 5,601
  20. Minnesota 5,380
  21. Louisiana 5,344
  22. Wisconsin 5,178
  23. Colorado 5,143
  24. Alabama 4,886
  25. South Carolina 4,629
  26. Kentucky 4,423
  27. Oklahoma 4,230
  28. Utah 3,996
  29. Oregon 3,550
  30. Arkansas 3,156
  31. Mississippi 3,120
  32. Kansas 3,108
  33. Iowa 3,062
  34. Nevada 2,948
  35. Connecticut 2,792
  36. Nebraska 2,054
  37. New Mexico 2,011
  38. Idaho 1,735
  39. West Virginia 1,556
  40. Hawaii 1,534
  41. New Hampshire 1,009
  42. Montana 979
  43. Maine 975
  44. South Dakota 966
  45. Rhode Island 887
  46. Alaska 880
  47. North Dakota 878
  48. Delaware 869
  49. District of Columbia 813
  50. Wyoming 580
  51. Vermont 450

 

Percentage of Babies Born 9 Months After Valentine’s Day

State | Percentage Born in November (9 months after Valentine’s Day)

  1. Florida 8.49%
  2. District of Columbia 8.49%
  3. Hawaii 8.33%
  4. Louisiana 8.26%
  5. Texas 8.24%
  6. Tennessee 8.22%
  7. Alabama 8.19%
  8. Georgia 8.17%
  9. Arizona 8.16%
  10. North Carolina 8.15%
  11. Mississippi 8.13%
  12. Nevada 8.12%
  13. Arkansas 8.12%
  14. New Hampshire 8.12%
  15. California 8.08%
  16. Rhode Island 8.07%
  17. Maryland 8.03%
  18. Virginia 8.01%
  19. Missouri 8.00%
  20. Oklahoma 7.96%
  21. South Carolina 7.96%
  22. Kansas 7.94%
  23. Indiana 7.92%
  24. New Jersey 7.91%
  25. Kentucky 7.90%
  26. Washington 7.87%
  27. Utah 7.87%
  28. New York 7.87%
  29. West Virginia 7.86%
  30. Illinois 7.85%
  31. Massachusetts 7.83%
  32. South Dakota 7.83%
  33. Michigan 7.83%
  34. Connecticut 7.81%
  35. Ohio 7.80%
  36. Alaska 7.80%
  37. Pennsylvania 7.79%
  38. New Mexico 7.79%
  39. Delaware 7.78%
  40. Montana 7.78%
  41. Oregon 7.78%
  42. North Dakota 7.76%
  43. Iowa 7.76%
  44. Maine 7.73%
  45. Colorado 7.72%
  46. Wisconsin 7.72%
  47. Minnesota 7.70%
  48. Nebraska 7.70%
  49. Vermont 7.62%
  50. Idaho 7.60%
  51. Wyoming 7.47%
 

Source

United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use data 2007-2015, on CDC WONDER Online Database, February 2017. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/natality-current.html on Feb 13, 2018 11:48:57 AM

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