Children & Youth
Rate of Teen Pregnancy

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The number of pregnancies among females ages 12 to 19, expressed as a percentage of females in that age group.

Why is this important?

Pregnancy can derail a young woman's life, preventing her from furthering her education or growing up to be self-sufficient. Babies born to teen mothers are at higher risk of having a low birth weight and of infant mortality compared to babies born to older mothers. They are also at risk of lower cognitive development, poor educational outcomes and living in poverty.

How is our region performing?

In 2019, the rate of teen pregnancy in the 9-county region was 1.3%. Rates in Monroe and the surrounding counties have all declined since 2000. Livingston and Wyoming (both at .7%) and Yates (.6%) counties had the lowest rates in 2019, while Orleans and Seneca had the highest regional rates at 1.6%.

The City of Rochester's teen pregnancy rate was 3.7% in 2019. The rate has fallen steadily from its peak of 10.6% in 2008.

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of pregnancies--a female may have more than one pregnancy within a given year. Data were not available from 2000 to 2005 for the cities.

Teen Pregnancy
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS4.4%4.2%3.9%3.8%3.7%3.7%3.8%3.8%3.7%3.5%3.3%3.0%2.7%2.4%2.1%1.9%1.7%1.6%1.5%1.5%
NYS (excluding NYC)3.1%2.9%2.7%2.6%2.5%2.5%2.6%2.7%2.5%2.4%2.3%2.0%1.9%1.7%1.6%1.4%1.3%1.3%1.2%1.3%
Region3.4%3.0%2.9%2.8%2.8%2.8%3.0%3.1%3.3%3.0%2.8%2.4%2.0%1.9%1.6%1.5%1.3%1.2%1.3%1.3%
Monroe3.9%3.4%3.3%3.3%3.3%3.3%3.4%3.7%3.9%3.6%3.3%2.7%2.2%2.1%1.8%1.7%1.4%1.4%1.3%1.5%
Surrounding Counties2.7%2.5%2.4%1.9%2.2%2.2%2.3%2.3%2.3%2.1%2.0%1.9%1.7%1.5%1.3%1.1%1.1%1.0%1.1%1.0%
Genesee3.0%2.6%2.6%1.6%2.0%2.7%2.1%2.9%2.6%1.9%2.3%2.0%1.8%1.6%1.5%1.0%1.5%1.3%1.3%0.8%
Livingston2.2%1.7%1.5%1.5%1.5%1.3%1.7%1.5%1.7%1.8%1.5%1.4%1.1%1.0%0.7%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.5%0.7%
Ontario2.9%2.5%2.2%2.0%2.0%2.1%2.1%2.1%2.2%1.7%1.8%1.6%1.6%1.5%1.2%1.0%0.8%0.8%0.9%0.8%
Orleans3.1%3.1%3.6%2.3%2.9%2.5%3.2%2.6%2.3%2.6%2.5%2.5%2.2%2.6%2.6%2.1%1.2%1.3%1.4%1.6%
Seneca2.8%3.5%2.8%2.6%2.7%2.7%3.3%2.6%3.1%1.7%2.8%2.2%2.0%1.5%2.0%1.2%1.5%1.1%1.9%1.6%
Wayne2.9%2.7%2.7%2.4%3.0%2.8%3.0%2.9%2.6%3.0%2.3%2.3%2.1%1.7%1.4%1.4%1.3%1.4%1.4%1.4%
Wyoming2.5%2.1%2.6%1.9%1.3%1.4%1.8%1.9%1.8%1.3%1.6%1.6%1.4%1.5%0.9%0.9%1.2%0.6%0.8%0.7%
Yates2.2%2.7%1.5%1.2%1.6%1.5%1.3%1.4%2.0%3.0%1.3%1.9%1.3%0.8%1.4%0.8%1.4%0.9%1.5%0.6%
Monroe County Local Areas
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9.4%10.1%10.6%9.7%8.8%7.1%6.0%5.6%4.8%4.6%3.7%3.5%3.5%3.7%
Regional Cities
Batavia3.2%4.4%3.5%2.3%4.0%3.3%2.3%3.2%2.7%0.9%2.7%2.7%3.3%1.8%
Canandaigua2.0%3.6%2.2%3.4%3.3%2.8%2.1%3.5%1.8%1.8%0.8%1.6%2.3%1.0%
Geneva3.7%2.9%3.6%2.7%2.3%1.9%2.3%1.5%1.7%1.7%1.0%1.5%1.3%1.2%

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Rates are percentage of all females ages 12-19. City-level pregnancy data has reliability concerns due to issues with reliable geocoding of abortions and miscarriages.




Number of Teen Pregnancies
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS44,41242,94240,96939,49539,23639,03640,12139,91038,45036,23033,50229,70626,35523,09520,57918,10816,21414,98213,81513,668
NYS (excluding NYC)18,41117,88117,24116,54616,10116,12117,02117,14016,28815,39714,26312,23911,48010,1819,2458,2457,7227,3206,9276,968
Region2,3792,1472,1172,0432,0912,0882,1812,2692,3182,1111,9181,5871,3391,2101,026913786752751762
Monroe1,6181,4391,4441,4871,4781,4711,5311,6321,6961,5381,3971,102914838706657526524500540
Surrounding Counties761708673556613617650637622573521485425372320256260228251222
Genesee108919258729874103926677645650452842363422
Livingston10380696869587367717562584541282327251926
Ontario163145129118121129130131138107106979484665344415141
Orleans8184956377678264555958554853514124262630
Seneca5163535050516047553148373325311923162824
Wayne15715115013516515616716013715711611210279626359615960
Wyoming6149604431334142402832312628171722111411
Yates374525202825232334502231211220121912208
Monroe County Local Areas
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,2181,3011,3521,2121,072851712655549519407382384398
Regional Cities
Batavia263528183024162218617172011
Canandaigua11201219181511189948115
Geneva403239292419231516169131211

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Numbers are for females ages 12-19.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 19% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2016-20 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $894 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Recreation Spending $52 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 58% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.4 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.9% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $61,376 2016-20 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.7% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 24% 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $173 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs -8% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 60% 2016-20 2 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 58% 2020 3 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 4% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 104 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 132 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.5 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $143,640 2016-20 1 1
Increasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $896 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2016-20 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 47% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 170 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2020 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 57 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 8.7 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 130.1 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.68 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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