What Is the Most Common Birthday in the United States?

The most common birthday in the United States is 5 October, research shows. It is estimated that more than 12,500 babies are born each year on that day and that more than 960,000 people in the US celebrate their birthdays on 5 October. By comparison, most days have about 750,000 Americans celebrating their birthdays. It is thought that perhaps the reason 5 October is the most common birthday in the US is because the date of conception could have been New Year’s Eve, when people are likely to be celebrating.

More about births in the US:

  • Tuesday is the most common day of the week that women give birth, research shows.

  • About 4 million babies are born each year in the US, as of the early 21st century.

  • Vermont is the US state with the lowest birth rate, about 51 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44. Utah is the state with the highest birth rate, about 88 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44.

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