Women in County Have First Child Three Years Later than National Average

Women in County Have First Child Three Years Later than National Average

Average age is about 29

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Women in Montgomery County have their first child three years later than the national average, according to a calculator on the New York Times website.

The calculator was part of a story in the Times that examined the disparity in the age that women give birth for the first time between those with and without a college education. On average, women with college degrees have their first child seven years later than those without a degree, according to the story.

Nationally, women on average have their first child at age 26, up from age 21 in 1972. (On average, men are 31 when their first child is born, compared to 27 in 1972.)

In Montgomery County, women on average have their first child at age 29.2, according to the calculator. The age that married women and college-educated women in the county give birth is 30.9 and 31.6, respectively.

Here are the average ages that women give birth for the first time in nearby jurisdictions:

 

 

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