Iowa abortions and live births by region of residence, 1999-2018

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 16 February 2020

Reported abortions by MCHR of residence, 1999-2018

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

MCHR counties and number19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Adair, Madison, Ringgold, Union (15)5044475646575750485246343136333127312819
Adams, Montgomery, Page, Taylor (19)1110102771512313123283024201115816126
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek (21)11412996105821007771799259726145494634262135
Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello (2)1571501571321501421651551571661311351451189110397807674
Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Sac (5)110103120132111119151159130134149861159610611592839376
Benton, Hardin, Marshall, Tama (13)15315014715115215014114812912012710498103847190616570
Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Grundy (1)381437352398355383379356381400400317316296280245257243223216
Boone, Story (16)234224233229231236202221219240207163178180168171154136149110
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas (20)615363665941718959829110210570694139463612
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth (18)1431641441511321561441701581491281028789938559765061
Cass, Crawford, Harrison, Monona, Shelby (6)2714253723211827344337443928222017161411
Cedar, Clinton, Jackson (26)150142124155148139125140127118101988181645955364644
Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Plymouth, Sioux (17)2535403237513631464644523834421724141911
Clarke, Decatur, Marion, Warren, Wayne (3)14813213310012413411914412711495918490825977816554
Delaware, Dubuque, Jones (11)1922051601731501351581841531691491311171048710579936468
Des Moines, Lee (8)11887147149133112125101135131876965699010387634547
Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie (22)9496041548393312874623752102611526321
Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster, Wright (25)115132104117117143112129108125102717577746762645745
Henry, Washington (24)6973527780716070607559554240403633313127
Iowa, Johnson (12)566521436435462459531536512523406376354348293378316247267226
Jasper, Mahaska, Poweshiek (9)112979991101917982958477816652546246685451
Linn (10)555528509575519540508543438556491414348378320344364262227253
Louisa, Musactine (4)123127113139127139120131136103115767963615276435441
Polk (23)1,2941,2271,2301,1841,2031,1871,2121,3261,2441,2961,1111,062954973946820882891856756
Scott (14)387468406455444499431462394478435369338327296254214218167195
Woodbury (7)1982141371581751681611491902001761671291331566387795018
IOWA TOTAL5,5025,4705,0935,3845,1725,3035,1985,5885,2835,5504,8794,3754,0313,8873,6633,4643,3373,1562,8322,547
NONRESIDENTS5475595918216786796631,1221,343925937995770750760556652565434302
UNKNOWN5730362557402018231113291411000130
TOTAL6,1066,0595,7206,2305,9166,0225,8816,7286,6496,4865,8295,3994,8154,6484,4234,0203,9893,7223,2692,849


Reported live births by MCHR of residence, 1997-2018

MCHR counties and number1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Adair, Madison, Ringgold, Union (15)438443468460434474482456506531509519478475428420425401425465417455
Adams, Montgomery, Page, Taylor (19)395458455430416432383399430457419403420389390424618680639624608533
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek (21)1,1011,0601,0501,0551,0481,0041,0571,0571,1661,1361,1601,1091,1039871,0371,0569871,0141,0121,0071,0421,024
Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello (2)1,2331,2591,2291,3121,2721,2691,3651,2831,4151,3791,4261,3771,3281,2981,2711,2631,3501,3851,3541,4251,4151,334
Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Sac (5)1,2661,3031,3201,3431,2551,3231,3881,4051,5791,7291,7291,8041,8051,7281,8031,8972,0091,9982,0532,0272,0191,977
Benton, Hardin, Marshall, Tama (13)1,1901,2641,3131,3401,3141,2521,3571,3941,3661,3561,3061,3901,2571,2681,1961,2371,2241,2771,2451,2171,2091,194
Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Grundy (1)2,2172,2932,2322,2352,2602,2882,2042,3492,3772,5512,4682,4702,4582,3312,3192,3832,3392,4812,4612,3452,3722,342
Boone, Story (16)1,1351,1551,2031,2571,2151,2121,2321,1891,2551,3281,3621,3051,2961,2291,2931,2361,2831,1761,1421,2451,1491,138
Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas (20)1,2141,1311,1841,1651,1151,1761,2061,2141,2691,2181,2431,2761,1611,1801,1521,1981,3011,2381,2091,2021,1731,129
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth (18)1,6681,6431,6411,6581,5861,5451,5341,5871,6721,6591,7371,6551,5061,5771,5231,4551,5701,5801,5411,4881,4731,517
Cass, Crawford, Harrison, Monona, Shelby (6)799744795788768799783749755824880814772782769749732741728769708757
Cedar, Clinton, Jackson (26)1,0691,0981,0481,0361,0399899539971,0151,0851,0729971,0329989859539239441,034959950908
Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Plymouth, Sioux (17)1,1191,0761,0541,1411,0931,1321,1161,1251,1551,2141,2381,2031,2201,1501,1631,2051,1611,1861,1881,1401,1421,114
Clarke, Decatur, Marion, Warren, Wayne (3)1,0841,1541,1871,1731,1961,1911,1911,2131,2821,2481,3251,2891,2781,1861,1781,2101,1541,1401,1001,2101,1661,139
Delaware, Dubuque, Jones (11)1,5641,5821,5461,6751,5801,5701,6681,6121,5631,6361,7161,6421,6241,6121,5121,5741,6691,6531,7041,5891,5351,590
Des Moines, Lee (8)9959639869659139018899109071,011977903957853881901888873903853838809
Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie (22)1,4381,4431,4701,4211,4931,4171,5191,4781,5141,4871,5291,5111,5671,5581,4071,4401,2031,2081,1361,1991,1541,106
Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster, Wright (25)1,0109879999519539209451,021945970971935905864851821889922893921858881
Henry, Washington (24)495534552554546548509545511537509545460518499502534561542532493508
Iowa, Johnson (12)1,4301,4491,5101,5651,5521,6221,7111,7501,6571,8211,8191,9221,9151,9761,9112,0271,9552,0191,9952,0351,9341,910
Jasper, Mahaska, Poweshiek (9)886900934953957902912872975911931905881914881886847892885851828848
Linn (10)2,5842,6352,7452,7152,8462,7512,7542,7592,7832,8692,8442,8472,9002,7612,7322,7222,7052,8042,8492,7902,7962,713
Louisa, Musactine (4)760787783802812831753751716780785776710706657694671724671680660662
Polk (23)5,6855,8985,9546,2166,1106,1406,3716,3206,5676,9116,9156,7236,6906,5216,4986,7296,7676,9467,0186,9146,9286,636
Scott (14)2,1752,3392,2642,3482,2142,2752,2332,2992,3172,2472,3432,2292,3392,1012,2752,2002,2692,2742,2342,1992,1162,093
Woodbury (7)1,6911,6641,6271,6921,6231,5921,6241,6341,5781,6971,6221,6721,6001,5521,5931,5041,5401,5681,4881,5361,4091,386
IOWA TOTAL36,64137,26237,54938,25037,61037,55538,13938,36839,27540,59240,83540,22139,66238,51438,20438,68639,01339,44939,68539,22238,39237,709


Reported live births by county of residence, 1997-2018

county1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018county
Adair68767168657481608697927676698168706770777894Adair
Adams33504735384940384264403755483950595135383034Adams
Allamakee165172186158170186170205206207205193180169164179183180186198190196Allamakee
Appanoose141153158142140154182145184154168184146143167159140136157155123137Appanoose
Audubon82726847614870467357548364575850696474546360Audubon
Benton281325265325305303333315291310289309290301267256287309299316291286Benton
Black Hawk1,5861,6381,5941,5511,5961,6021,5471,7151,6831,7761,7301,7741,7461,6881,6321,7291,6891,7741,7811,6691,7301,631Black Hawk
Boone289295318317291290320287310329320303306284323317303268288301260285Boone
Bremer219210236250238255242232273297285265250209252263237272287251280273Bremer
Buchanan284309298301301304298290298340314301306290294267274307283296241304Buchanan
Buena Vista259236254233240255251268292260289290286313301339339337290315300290Buena Vista
Butler160162159170135160157179171170202173167151167168158160143138133138Butler
Calhoun97114103107959986115100108108951281031001249612411411198110Calhoun
Carroll238246252262226240266260269302275264274249277256263254268265251228Carroll
Cass160144155158157146152151170159171178162163148152143138140135139157Cass
Cedar198185181206188184204205194203220200224183190178178188202167188194Cedar
Cerro Gordo525525551530475503493500471501549522477486479450478484465448437482Cerro Gordo
Cherokee142131134146117115115113113119137106126101136140128138134127121104Cherokee
Chickasaw157126138169140134150131179156153153137142152153131136124143144147Chickasaw
Clarke839910797135110135124132126141145137116130126129118128120131128Clarke
Clay197179195204204189223209200205214217192203194193206213182183202198Clay
Clayton195207193194217176214207190226198210194184189212190205184172203165Clayton
Clinton629677629591613593529599623653633606589641575568547554603576525514Clinton
Crawford211193205189225218239244212249268235235258257229225233218254219230Crawford
Dallas4825275045665266045936557978939621,0261,0141,0291,0651,16512331,2221,2651,2691,2671,274Dallas
Davis119102102129125114130118137138136143142142134133126160125183147163Davis
Decatur9892901018285951031019711411910394858210397989299108Decatur
Delaware208247196227204212216189210216231180207192187189223212226190206200Delaware
Des Moines549514520555502497496525500557558527518468476470457467488430425467Des Moines
Dickinson169176172159155170164178153173179186161145172161170166178149147147Dickinson
Dubuque1,1431,1521,1541,2211,1781,1511,2311,2041,1251,2081,2431,2241,2171,1931,1351,1761,2201,2231,2621,1961,1321,189Dubuque
Emmet11812612412612513015112915814612712512611410211511612196123101111Emmet
Fayette260235230233207201243209250230232228263218233219196206222212210219Fayette
Floyd209196192199189175182197218220213203170177216168201184208188203174Floyd
Franklin130112120113127120121133128124173127134140114108114135126123138100Franklin
Fremont948998829074937490811088695826681657687799267Fremont
Greene110110125921129411010093128951109510885971179810611710998Greene
Grundy128136104133125127117112123138139130156144141124139128111135122134Grundy
Guthrie12712214013413514815110612712212212112486109104110117116100121100Guthrie
Hamilton210218206192179179181201185184193168185157174143179221185203163182Hamilton
Hancock12713512713113311110711715513113311910510895113110119116118112125Hancock
Hardin189206235208232190213200207196200221173199178179175193212168172177Hardin
Harrison179166179193160171176136177175211188173154154138170158162170157162Harrison
Henry241250246264216240194255246221251250217240231224230228236235225219Henry
Howard124112117110110111100119131127140132134108112130115117126104127111Howard
Humboldt12810713099117108107143121125106103111111103101117102102114109114Humboldt
Ida999080707996728081929783106837493846685787665Ida
Iowa156174178183180179197190200206169203204184178197188195189179184177Iowa
Jackson242236238239238212220193198229219191219174220207198202229217237200Jackson
Jasper436420457458460458439421474402423441389415417441404424395429390405Jasper
Jefferson161172158145154147148152171142155157150129144140159158169144163149Jefferson
Johnson1,2741,2751,3321,3821,3721,4431,5141,5601,4571,6151,6501,7191,7111,7921,7331,8301,7671,8241,8061,8561,7511,735Johnson
Jones213183196227198207221219228212242238200227190209226218216203197201Jones
Keokuk127142125154126143128133125139124120118113137128132117122111131110Keokuk
Kossuth174173162166157168161175181166187154156179162151162166168176156174Kossuth
Lee446449466410411404393385407454419376439385405431431406415423413342Lee
Linn2,5842,6352,7452,7152,8462,7512,7542,7592,7832,8692,8442,8472,9002,7612,7322,7222,7052,8042,8512,7902,7962,714Linn
Louisa190173164164159200140164129147157132114134124137121160147141131132Louisa
Lucas95115971191081071018912012513110695113100821011049210114195Lucas
Lyon137149154159141157164144169175167170156174173169158164181168173171Lyon
Madison169164188196172208194196189205192218200205150166166143184171146172Madison
Mahaska258285301283296251280268306322295280301292281267273290309258272273Mahaska
Marion333403432383382423392398424422451401420374358368390368346409360322Marion
Marshall472511573556541539572642612624606626589557538583548540494536505533Marshall
Mills159194156155181163169183197179188182169155147179129166159142151122Mills
Mitchell133123133131152127119111147119108129112145118106144124119102123140Mitchell
Monona109991159811310793103951209996829083957394861018887Monona
Monroe95771001028381948276969310178988182909191878376Monroe
Montgomery112152146139137139115125142137138121117107104114112133116130109112Montgomery
Muscatine570614619638653631613587587633628644596572533557550564524539529530Muscatine
O’Brien192160180187149169158171184170176173169176146153183157191168167163O’Brien
Osceola80767373747381807370667666596280797770806552Osceola
Page171190196169159171166168167177177170200156182183171175164162154129Page
Palo Alto122107104110103110115105121126118121921019688110103116105115104Palo Alto
Plymouth328306289309281302306324313306336318310265284293265301302280293266Plymouth
Pocahontas77718273658063748868748869697969996487797664Pocahontas
Polk5,6855,8985,9546,2166,1106,1406,3716,3206,5676,9116,9156,7236,6906,5216,4986,7296,7676,9467,0196,9146,9316,637Polk
Pottawattamie1,1851,1601,2161,1841,2221,1801,2571,2211,2271,2271,2331,2431,3031,3211,1941,1801,2031,2081,1361,1991,1541,106Pottawattamie
Poweshiek192195176212201193193183195187213184191207183178170178181164166170Poweshiek
Ringgold65476969635463577959606364545156525257715160Ringgold
Sac1301121281351009011212312011911310510696109101121119111111113107Sac
Scott2,1752,3392,2642,3482,2142,2752,2332,2992,3172,2472,3432,2292,3392,1012,2752,2002,2692,2742,2342,1992,1162,093Scott
Shelby140142141150113157123115101121131117120117127135121118122109105121Shelby
Sioux413400397457475462459464479522501526522527497510526517487487482508Sioux
Story8468608859409249229129029459991,0421,002990945970919980908856944889853Story
Tama248222240251236220239237256226211234205211213219215235240191241198Tama
Taylor79666687827362687979647548786577827981737369Taylor
Union136156140127134138144143152170165162138147146130136139114146142129Union
Van Buren7910785979282878898891069195106841078591769782102Van Buren
Wapello416391404424444441495476504496513475504454424432425441444443463415Wapello
Warren513504483513511489496507549515527544537523515542532557530589576581Warren
Washington254284306290330308315290265316258295243278268278304333306297268289Washington
Wayne575675798684738176889280817990929287781048287Wayne
Webster520513498492501471477491474485495491449442423449442444444436438431Webster
Winnebago13512712113413111410810112014299137102120102105132132111112100103Winnebago
Winneshiek200208186191204196180186210190232193195166187163172170173178168186Winneshiek
Woodbury1,6911,6641,6271,6921,6231,5921,6241,6341,5781,6971,6221,6721,6001,5521,5931,5041,5401,5681,4881,5361,4101,387Woodbury
Worth75907684876786748186739183717086717686837481Worth
Wright152149165168156162180186165176177173160154151128150155162168148154Wright
IOWA TOTAL36,64137,26237,54938,25037,61037,55538,13938,36839,27540,59240,83540,22139,66238,51438,20438,68639,01339,68539,46739,22338,40837,708IOWA TOTAL


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