Denver Birth Rate Drops 25 Percent In A Decade

Denver’s birth rate has dropped 25 percent in the last decade, according to the latest numbers from the state. But demographers aren’t worried because a big reason the birth rate is falling is teen pregnancies are way down.

That's thanks in large part to increasing use of long lasting contraception in Colorado, says Sue Rickets, who studies family demographics for the state health department.

"So if those women can postpone having their babies then they’re, everyone’s much happier," said Rickets. "The city will still grow with the babies that they have later, plus all the people who move in."

More than 100,000 people have moved into the city over the last decade.