U.S. Birth Rate vs. Death Rate Map
J Thoendell stashed this in Maps
Natural Increase — how many births there are, offset by how many deaths there are. This map, using data from the U.S. Census, shows the number of births minus number of deaths per 1,000 people in each county in the U.S. that happened in the year between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013. Counties in red had more deaths than births, and counties in blue had more births than deaths:
Not seeing a pattern here. Blue is more suburban and urban; pink is more rural.
But that's not entirely true.
Utah's the only state that is predominantly growth, and Alaska almost is. Some states have a couple of county pockets of decline (Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado) wonder what those counties represent? Urban area? The West side of Texas shows growth of population. I wonder if you could find a predictor of growth in common in the counties nationwide? Are the counties friendly to expanding families? Is their a large support system? Is religious observance higher in those areas? What are the education levels? Income levels? Maybe there isn't any relationship?