In 2010, there were 106,922 babies born in New Jersey, according to statehealthfacts.org, a website maintained by the Kaiser Family Foundation. That works out to 12.2 per 1,000 residents, tying Montana for the 14th-lowest birth rate in the country. Of those born that year, a little less than half were white (50,455), 28,000 were Hispanic, 16,332 were African-American, and 11,661 were Asian.
The teen birth rate dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2010, with 20.1 teens bearing children per 1,000 teen population, making it the fifth-lowest teen birth rate in the country. The national average is 34.2 per 1,000 teens, with the highest-rate states (Mississippi, New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma) all having teen birth rates of more than 50 per 1,000 teens.