The odd fact is a trend, and a trend you might have had zero clue about.

When it comes to birthdays, a lot of things can be a trend, or trendy. Parties can be trendy to have a certain theme, especially when it comes to birthday parties for kids. Those trends seems to change nonstop, year after year though. One trend discovered when trying to find the most common birthday in New York State stuck out like a sore thumb.

First Though, What Is The Most Common Birthday?

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So, when you look at the United States in general, the most common day to be born is September 20th. For us here in the Empire State, the statistics aren't so clear. One thing that is, is the day that is most common in New York City to give birth. Yes these things are kept track of. That day would be September 16th. Looking at both things together, it is quite common to have a birthday in the month of September.

So What Is This Odd Trend?


That is simple, NY Times has a great breakdown linked here. In that breakdown, they pretty much go from January 1st to December 31st top to bottom, next to that, they have each days ranking for being the most common. When you look, from July to September, pretty much each day falls in the top 100 most common days to be born. Typically you might think that there would be a popular day here, a popular day there spread throughout the year, but it doesn't seem that is the case.

Without sounding too crude, it seems like many couples are in agreement that during the holidays it is a good time to get the process started.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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