Percentage of childless women in the United States in 2018, by age
Percentage of childless women, by age U.S. 2018
In 2018, 96.9 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 19 years old in the United States were childless -- the most out of any age group. In the same year, 15 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 44 years old were childless.

Demographics of women without children

As of 2018, a little less than half of all women in the U.S. were childless. About 63.5 percent of women without children did not have a high school degree, which is in line with the largest percentage of childless women being between the ages of 15 and 19. Additionally, about 47.6 percent of Asian women in the United States did not have any children, more than the national average.

Births in the U.S.

Asian women in the United States had the lowest fertility rate per 1,000 women, while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate. The vast majority of all births in the U.S. were to women between the ages of 20 and 39, but it is worth noting that births in the United States have been declining over the past few decades.
Percentage of childless women in the United States in 2018, by age
Percentage of childless women
15 to 19 years old 96.9%
20 to 24 years old 78.6%
25 to 29 years old 54.2%
30 to 34 years old 33.6%
35 to 39 years old 20%
40 to 44 years old 15%
45 to 50 years old15.4%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Percentage of childless women, by age U.S. 2018
In 2018, 96.9 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 19 years old in the United States were childless -- the most out of any age group. In the same year, 15 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 44 years old were childless.

Demographics of women without children

As of 2018, a little less than half of all women in the U.S. were childless. About 63.5 percent of women without children did not have a high school degree, which is in line with the largest percentage of childless women being between the ages of 15 and 19. Additionally, about 47.6 percent of Asian women in the United States did not have any children, more than the national average.

Births in the U.S.

Asian women in the United States had the lowest fertility rate per 1,000 women, while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate. The vast majority of all births in the U.S. were to women between the ages of 20 and 39, but it is worth noting that births in the United States have been declining over the past few decades.
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