Births in the Children's Corridor: Long-term Trends

Report by Jordan Wirfs-Brock
2012

Shift Research Lab   (Denver)

The Denver Children’s Corridor is a very different place than it was two decades ago. Birth data from 1990 to 2009 show:

  • an overall increase in births,
  • an increase births to foreign-born mothers, and,
  • and increase in births to Hispanic mothers.

The birth rate in the Children’s Corridor has increased nearly 50 percent in the past 20 years. Most of that growth has been among immigrant parents. While births to mothers born in the U.S. remained fairly constant, births to motherns born outside the U.S. increased five-fold.

This graphic was created using birth data from 1990 to 2009, supplied by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.