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According to the annual Kids Count Data Book report released Tuesday, the teen birthrate for females ages 15 to 19 in the state has dropped 63 percent between 1990 and 2012. Experts attribute the drop to a variety of factors, including statewide policies and funding aimed at pregnancy prevention, as well as increased access to contraceptives and abortions.  
 
Authorities say two brothers and their cousin, all teenagers, died in a crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Sonoma County.  
 
The financial crisis that followed the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world as couples found themselves too short of money or too fearful about their finances to have children. Six years later, birth rates haven't bounced back. For those who fear an overcrowded planet, this is good news. For the economy, not so good.  
 
 
 

Census Maps

Same-Sex Families

For the first time, census shows numbers of same-sex couples raising kids in California.

Asian Population

New Census data shows where the Asian population has concentrated throughout the greater Bay Area.

Latino Population

New Census data shows where the Latino population has concentrated throughout the greater Bay Area.

Distribution of population in Latino ethnic groups, from 2010 Census data.