How Many Babies Are Born Each Minute?


The most authoritative resource on the world's birth trends is the much cited WHO Global health situation, with trends spanning from 1955 to 2025. The site was published in 1998. The report estimates that in 1997 there were 365,000 babies born each day. That equates to 253.5 babies per minute.

The CDC states in it's 2010 report that 3,999,386 babies were born in the US in that year. This works out to 7.6 babies born each minute. This is a decrease of 3 percent compared to the previous year. The WHO report on worldwide causes of death in 2012 estimated that a total of 56 million people died that year, working out at 106.5 deaths per minute.