Memphis has the fourth-highest birthrate among the 100 largest US markets, according to a recent study.
The top 16 markets are all in the south and west. Leading the list is Provo, Utah, with a rate of 87 births per 1,000 women. Memphis came in fourth with a rate 54 births per 1,000 women. By contrast, Knoxville, TN ranked third from the bottom of the list, with 39 births per 1,000 women.
The top five cities in birthrate, in order, were:
- 1. Provo, Utah (87)
- 2. McAllen-Edinburgh, Texas (86)
- 3. Durham, North Carolina (80)
- 4. Memphis, Tennessee (77)
- 5. Boise, Idaho (76)
The bottom five cities: