Most Popular Birth Months in State of New York

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Every day someone is celebrating a birthday in New York. But at what time of year do the most celebrations happen? took a break from the always-wild activity surrounding New York sports betting to see which month produces the most births in the state. We used the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Natality Information from 2007 to 2022 to find the most popular birth months of each state over that period. Here are the top three months for the Empire State:

New York’s Most Popular Birth Months



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In New York, It’s August, Barely

The three most popular birth months for New York are: August, July and September. August (330,342) edges July (330,031). 

Three of New York's neighbors have the same top three birth months: New Jersey - August (149,441), July (148,734) and Sept. (144,358); Pennsylvania - August (200,892), July (199,633), and Sept. (193,158) and Connecticut - August (52,535), July (52,089), and Sept. (50,317).

Two of New York’s neighbors share the top two birth months but differ on the third month. Massachusetts - July (103,023), August (103,008), and May (99,555); Vermont - July (8,465), August (8,463), and June (8,273).

New York ranks third among the top five states, and all share August as their top month. California ranks No. 1 (698,372), followed by Texas (562,892), New York (330,342), Illinois (222,619) and Pennsylvania (200,892).

Out of all 50 states, August ranks first with 36 states, July comes in second with 12, September has one (Hawaii - 25,065) and May has the other (Wyoming - 10,415).

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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