Teen pregnancy rates were drawn from state data sets and 2018 was the most recent year available.
13-14 young women aged 15 – 19 per 1,000 population were estimated to become pregnant during 2018 in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Except for Burnett County, all the other St. Croix River Valley counties had lower rates of teen pregnancy than their respective states.
The Wisconsin counties in the St. Croix River Valley, other than Burnett County, have somewhat lower rates of teen pregnancies than their Minnesota counterparts.
Rates of teenage pregnancies dropped dramatically in the state of Wisconsin and Polk County from 2006 to 2018 and more slowly in Pierce and St. Croix Counties; all three counties usually have lower rates of teenage pregnancies than the state average.
Data for Burnett County is somewhat spotty in recent years in that figures were not available in 2015 and 2017, but appears to have leveled off after a sharp decline from 2006 through 2014.
Teenage pregnancies in in Minnesota in 2018 were less than half the rate in 2006.
Teenage pregnancies have also declined rapidly in Chisago and Washington Counties, though with more year-to-year volatility.
Both Chisago and Washington Counties have had lower rates of teenage pregnancy than the Minnesota state average.