Iowa abortions and live births by region of residence, 1999-2020

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 8 August 2022

Reported abortions by MCHR of residence, 1999-2020

Note: Iowa reports abortion data by Maternal and Child Health Regions, not by counties; counties for each MCHR are listed below.

MCHR counties and number1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Adair, Madison, Ringgold, Union (15)50444756465757504852463431363331273128193623
Adams, Montgomery, Page, Taylor (19)11101027715123131232830242011158161262019
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek (21)114129961058210077717992597261454946342621353034
Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello (2)15715015713215014216515515716613113514511891103978076748076
Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Sac (5)1101031201321111191511591301341498611596106115928393767983
Benton, Hardin, Marshall, Tama (13)153150147151152150141148129120127104981038471906165709274
Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Grundy (1)381437352398355383379356381400400317316296280245257243223216236264
Boone, Story (16)234224233229231236202221219240207163178180168171154136149110110127
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas (20)6153636659417189598291102105706941394636123746
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth (18)14316414415113215614417015814912810287899385597650616895
Cass, Crawford, Harrison, Monona, Shelby (6)27142537232118273443374439282220171614112217
Cedar, Clinton, Jackson (26)1501421241551481391251401271181019881816459553646447268
Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Plymouth, Sioux (17)25354032375136314646445238344217241419111180
Clarke, Decatur, Marion, Warren, Wayne (3)148132133100124134119144127114959184908259778165546985
Delaware, Dubuque, Jones (11)1922051601731501351581841531691491311171048710579936468110107
Des Moines, Lee (8)118871471491331121251011351318769656990103876345477462
Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie (22)94960415483933128746237521026115263214562
Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster, Wright (25)1151321041171171431121291081251027175777467626457456179
Henry, Washington (24)69735277807160706075595542404036333131273222
Iowa, Johnson (12)566521436435462459531536512523406376354348293378316247267226248276
Jasper, Mahaska, Poweshiek (9)1129799911019179829584778166525462466854515243
Linn (10)555528509575519540508543438556491414348378320344364262227253319397
Louisa, Musactine (4)1231271131391271391201311361031157679636152764354415152
Polk (23)1,2941,2271,2301,1841,2031,1871,2121,3261,2441,2961,1111,062954973946820882891856756892922
Scott (14)387468406455444499431462394478435369338327296254214218167195204246
Woodbury (7)19821413715817516816114919020017616712913315663877950182620
IOWA TOTAL5,5025,4705,0935,3845,1725,3035,1985,5885,2835,5504,8794,3754,0313,8873,6633,4643,3373,1562,8322,5473,0763,379
NONRESIDENTS5475595918216786796631,1221,343925937995770750760556652565434302490679
UNKNOWN573036255740201823111329141100013000
TOTAL6,1066,0595,7206,2305,9166,0225,8816,7286,6496,4865,8295,3994,8154,6484,4234,0203,9893,7223,2692,8493,5664,058


Reported live births by MCHR of residence, 1997-2020

MCHR counties and number199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Adair, Madison, Ringgold, Union (15)438443468460434474482456506531509519478475428420425401425465417455446453
Adams, Montgomery, Page, Taylor (19)395458455430416432383399430457419403420389390424618680639624608533366322
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek (21)1,1011,0601,0501,0551,0481,0041,0571,0571,1661,1361,1601,1091,1039871,0371,0569871,0141,0121,0071,0421,0249941,036
Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello (2)1,2331,2591,2291,3121,2721,2691,3651,2831,4151,3791,4261,3771,3281,2981,2711,2631,3501,3851,3541,4251,4151,3341,3191,279
Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Sac (5)1,2661,3031,3201,3431,2551,3231,3881,4051,5791,7291,7291,8041,8051,7281,8031,8972,0091,9982,0532,0272,0191,9771,9581,890
Benton, Hardin, Marshall, Tama (13)1,1901,2641,3131,3401,3141,2521,3571,3941,3661,3561,3061,3901,2571,2681,1961,2371,2241,2771,2451,2171,2091,1941,1151,066
Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Grundy (1)2,2172,2932,2322,2352,2602,2882,2042,3492,3772,5512,4682,4702,4582,3312,3192,3832,3392,4812,4612,3452,3722,3422,3032,294
Boone, Story (16)1,1351,1551,2031,2571,2151,2121,2321,1891,2551,3281,3621,3051,2961,2291,2931,2361,2831,1761,1421,2451,1491,1381,0751,039
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas (20)1,2141,1311,1841,1651,1151,1761,2061,2141,2691,2181,2431,2761,1611,1801,1521,1981,3011,2381,2091,2021,1731,1291,1691,107
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth (18)1,6681,6431,6411,6581,5861,5451,5341,5871,6721,6591,7371,6551,5061,5771,5231,4551,5701,5801,5411,4881,4731,5171,5021,445
Cass, Crawford, Harrison, Monona, Shelby (6)799744795788768799783749755824880814772782769749732741728769708757712692
Cedar, Clinton, Jackson (26)1,0691,0981,0481,0361,0399899539971,0151,0851,0729971,0329989859539239441,034959950908910880
Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Plymouth, Sioux (17)1,1191,0761,0541,1411,0931,1321,1161,1251,1551,2141,2381,2031,2201,1501,1631,2051,1611,1861,1881,1401,1421,1141,1521,109
Clarke, Decatur, Marion, Warren, Wayne (3)1,0841,1541,1871,1731,1961,1911,1911,2131,2821,2481,3251,2891,2781,1861,1781,2101,1541,1401,1001,2101,1661,1391,2751,158
Delaware, Dubuque, Jones (11)1,5641,5821,5461,6751,5801,5701,6681,6121,5631,6361,7161,6421,6241,6121,5121,5741,6691,6531,7041,5891,5351,5901,6041,448
Des Moines, Lee (8)9959639869659139018899109071,011977903957853881901888873903853838809788783
Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie (22)1,4381,4431,4701,4211,4931,4171,5191,4781,5141,4871,5291,5111,5671,5581,4071,4401,2031,2081,1361,1991,1541,1061,2841,254
Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster, Wright (25)1,0109879999519539209451,021945970971935905864851821889922893921858881905894
Henry, Washington (24)495534552554546548509545511537509545460518499502534561542532493508491476
Iowa, Johnson (12)1,4301,4491,5101,5651,5521,6221,7111,7501,6571,8211,8191,9221,9151,9761,9112,0271,9552,0191,9952,0351,9341,9101,9001,782
Jasper, Mahaska, Poweshiek (9)886900934953957902912872975911931905881914881886847892885851828848840808
Linn (10)2,5842,6352,7452,7152,8462,7512,7542,7592,7832,8692,8442,8472,9002,7612,7322,7222,7052,8042,8492,7902,7962,7132,7262,605
Louisa, Musactine (4)760787783802812831753751716780785776710706657694671724671680660662649536
Polk (23)5,6855,8985,9546,2166,1106,1406,3716,3206,5676,9116,9156,7236,6906,5216,4986,7296,7676,9467,0186,9146,9286,6366,5456,276
Scott (14)2,1752,3392,2642,3482,2142,2752,2332,2992,3172,2472,3432,2292,3392,1012,2752,2002,2692,2742,2342,1992,1162,0932,0871,996
Woodbury (7)1,6911,6641,6271,6921,6231,5921,6241,6341,5781,6971,6221,6721,6001,5521,5931,5041,5401,5681,4881,5361,4091,3861,4801,430
IOWA TOTAL36,64137,26237,54938,25037,61037,55538,13938,36839,27540,59240,83540,22139,66238,51438,20438,68639,01339,44939,68539,22238,39237,70937,59736,058


Reported live births by county of residence, 1997-2020

county199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020county
Adair6876716865748160869792767669816870677077789410299Adair
Adams335047353849403842644037554839505951353830344346Adams
Allamakee165172186158170186170205206207205193180169164179183180186198190196160206Allamakee
Appanoose141153158142140154182145184154168184146143167159140136157155123137147124Appanoose
Audubon827268476148704673575483645758506964745463605757Audubon
Benton281325265325305303333315291310289309290301267256287309299316291286286242Benton
Black Hawk1,5861,6381,5941,5511,5961,6021,5471,7151,6831,7761,7301,7741,7461,6881,6321,7291,6891,7741,7811,6691,7301,6311,6431,641Black Hawk
Boone289295318317291290320287310329320303306284323317303268288301260285249249Boone
Bremer219210236250238255242232273297285265250209252263237272287251280273266243Bremer
Buchanan284309298301301304298290298340314301306290294267274307283296241304263289Buchanan
Buena Vista259236254233240255251268292260289290286313301339339337290315300290284298Buena Vista
Butler160162159170135160157179171170202173167151167168158160143138133138168144Butler
Calhoun9711410310795998611510010810895128103100124961241141119811010395Calhoun
Carroll238246252262226240266260269302275264274249277256263254268265251228232230Carroll
Cass160144155158157146152151170159171178162163148152143138140135139157122116Cass
Cedar198185181206188184204205194203220200224183190178178188202167188194161176Cedar
Cerro Gordo525525551530475503493500471501549522477486479450478484465448437482458415Cerro Gordo
Cherokee142131134146117115115113113119137106126101136140128138134127121104122132Cherokee
Chickasaw157126138169140134150131179156153153137142152153131136124143144147128137Chickasaw
Clarke839910797135110135124132126141145137116130126129118128120131128123113Clarke
Clay197179195204204189223209200205214217192203194193206213182183202198188159Clay
Clayton195207193194217176214207190226198210194184189212190205184172203165192198Clayton
Clinton629677629591613593529599623653633606589641575568547554603576525514525522Clinton
Crawford211193205189225218239244212249268235235258257229225233218254219230210208Crawford
Dallas4825275045665266045936557978939621,0261,0141,0291,0651,16512331,2221,2651,2691,2671,2741,2721,237Dallas
Davis119102102129125114130118137138136143142142134133126160125183147163156153Davis
Decatur98929010182859510310197114119103948582103979892991088773Decatur
Delaware208247196227204212216189210216231180207192187189223212226190206200194193Delaware
Des Moines549514520555502497496525500557558527518468476470457467488430425467445441Des Moines
Dickinson169176172159155170164178153173179186161145172161170166178149147147165158Dickinson
Dubuque1,1431,1521,1541,2211,1781,1511,2311,2041,1251,2081,2431,2241,2171,1931,1351,1761,2201,2231,2621,1961,1321,1891,2121,060Dubuque
Emmet1181261241261251301511291581461271251261141021151161219612310111110992Emmet
Fayette260235230233207201243209250230232228263218233219196206222212210219201205Fayette
Floyd209196192199189175182197218220213203170177216168201184208188203174175167Floyd
Franklin130112120113127120121133128124173127134140114108114135126123138100123135Franklin
Fremont9489988290749374908110886958266816576877992676762Fremont
Greene1101101259211294110100931289511095108859711798106117109988195Greene
Grundy128136104133125127117112123138139130156144141124139128111135122134131121Grundy
Guthrie1271221401341351481511061271221221211248610910411011711610012110010289Guthrie
Hamilton210218206192179179181201185184193168185157174143179221185203163182185187Hamilton
Hancock12713512713113311110711715513113311910510895113110119116118112125103126Hancock
Hardin189206235208232190213200207196200221173199178179175193212168172177145140Hardin
Harrison179166179193160171176136177175211188173154154138170158162170157162156162Harrison
Henry241250246264216240194255246221251250217240231224230228236235225219202178Henry
Howard124112117110110111100119131127140132134108112130115117126104127111129126Howard
Humboldt12810713099117108107143121125106103111111103101117102102114109114108110Humboldt
Ida9990807079967280819297831068374938466857876657468Ida
Iowa156174178183180179197190200206169203204184178197188195189179184177161161Iowa
Jackson242236238239238212220193198229219191219174220207198202229217237200224182Jackson
Jasper436420457458460458439421474402423441389415417441404424395429390405401411Jasper
Jefferson161172158145154147148152171142155157150129144140159158169144163149146144Jefferson
Johnson1,2741,2751,3321,3821,3721,4431,5141,5601,4571,6151,6501,7191,7111,7921,7331,8301,7671,8241,8061,8561,7511,7351,7391,621Johnson
Jones213183196227198207221219228212242238200227190209226218216203197201198195Jones
Keokuk127142125154126143128133125139124120118113137128132117122111131110100100Keokuk
Kossuth174173162166157168161175181166187154156179162151162166168176156174173147Kossuth
Lee446449466410411404393385407454419376439385405431431406415423413342343342Lee
Linn2,5842,6352,7452,7152,8462,7512,7542,7592,7832,8692,8442,8472,9002,7612,7322,7222,7052,8042,8512,7902,7962,7142,7262,605Linn
Louisa190173164164159200140164129147157132114134124137121160147141131132126105Louisa
Lucas9511597119108107101891201251311069511310082101104921011419511398Lucas
Lyon137149154159141157164144169175167170156174173169158164181168173171185162Lyon
Madison169164188196172208194196189205192218200205150166166143184171146172179176Madison
Mahaska258285301283296251280268306322295280301292281267273290309258272273270242Mahaska
Marion333403432383382423392398424422451401420374358368390368346409360322374341Marion
Marshall472511573556541539572642612624606626589557538583548540494536505533479492Marshall
Mills159194156155181163169183197179188182169155147179129166159142151122157154Mills
Mitchell133123133131152127119111147119108129112145118106144124119102123140123126Mitchell
Monona1099911598113107931039512099968290839573948610188879292Monona
Monroe957710010283819482769693101789881829091918783769995Monroe
Montgomery112152146139137139115125142137138121117107104114112133116130109112104101Montgomery
Muscatine570614619638653631613587587633628644596572533557550564524539529530523431Muscatine
O’Brien192160180187149169158171184170176173169176146153183157191168167163166174O’Brien
Osceola807673737473818073706676665962807977708065527454Osceola
Page171190196169159171166168167177177170200156182183171175164162154129144121Page
Palo Alto1221071041101031101151051211261181219210196881101031161051151049997Palo Alto
Plymouth328306289309281302306324313306336318310265284293265301302280293266281269Plymouth
Pocahontas777182736580637488687488696979699964877976648475Pocahontas
Polk5,6855,8985,9546,2166,1106,1406,3716,3206,5676,9116,9156,7236,6906,5216,4986,7296,7676,9467,0196,9146,9316,6376,5456,276Polk
Pottawattamie1,1851,1601,2161,1841,2221,1801,2571,2211,2271,2271,2331,2431,3031,3211,1941,1801,2031,2081,1361,1991,1541,1061,0601,038Pottawattamie
Poweshiek192195176212201193193183195187213184191207183178170178181164166170169155Poweshiek
Ringgold654769696354635779596063645451565252577151603751Ringgold
Sac130112128135100901121231201191131051069610910112111911111111310711187Sac
Scott2,1752,3392,2642,3482,2142,2752,2332,2992,3172,2472,3432,2292,3392,1012,2752,2002,2692,2742,2342,1992,1162,0932,0871,996Scott
Shelby140142141150113157123115101121131117120117127135121118122109105121132114Shelby
Sioux413400397457475462459464479522501526522527497510526517487487482508490478Sioux
Story8468608859409249229129029459991,0421,002990945970919980908856944889853826790Story
Tama248222240251236220239237256226211234205211213219215235240191241198205192Tama
Taylor796666878273626879796475487865778279817373697554Taylor
Union136156140127134138144143152170165162138147146130136139114146142129128127Union
Van Buren79107859792828788988910691951068410785917697821028899Van Buren
Wapello416391404424444441495476504496513475504454424432425441444443463415470466Wapello
Warren513504483513511489496507549515527544537523515542532557530589576581594540Warren
Washington254284306290330308315290265316258295243278268278304333306297268289289298Washington
Wayne5756757986847381768892808179909292877810482879791Wayne
Webster520513498492501471477491474485495491449442423449442444444436438431452433Webster
Winnebago1351271211341311141081011201429913710212010210513213211111210010399103Winnebago
Winneshiek200208186191204196180186210190232193195166187163172170173178168186184164Winneshiek
Woodbury1,6911,6641,6271,6921,6231,5921,6241,6341,5781,6971,6221,6721,6001,5521,5931,5041,5401,5681,4881,5361,4101,3871,4801,430Woodbury
Worth759076848767867481867391837170867176868374818082Worth
Wright152149165168156162180186165176177173160154151128150155162168148154160164Wright
IOWA TOTAL36,64137,26237,54938,25037,61037,55538,13938,36839,27540,59240,83540,22139,66238,51438,20438,68639,01339,68539,46739,22338,40837,70837,59736,058IOWA TOTAL


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