James, Emma CS’s most popular baby names in 2018

James, Emma CS’s most popular baby names in 2018

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Oh, do I look forward to writing this one each January: Baby names and numbers that represent how creative – and procreative – our residents were during the previous year.

Before you notice the drop in the number of births from 2017 to 2018, let me explain the main reason for it: College Station Medical Center closed its labor and delivery services in mid-July, which meant almost every baby born here after that was at Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The official breakdown was 1,402 births at Scott & White, 609 at The Med, and 5 home births.

So, here’s the complete data from Yvette Dela Torre, our perennial rock-star local registrar who’s in charge of our vital statistics reporting: Continue reading “James, Emma CS’s most popular baby names in 2018”

Aiden, Riley CS’s most-popular baby names in 2016

Aiden, Riley CS’s most-popular baby names in 2016

Jackson and Chloe are soooo 2015. At least, that’s according to the data provided by Yvette Dela Torre, College Station’s award-winning deputy local registrar. Thanks to Yvette’s meticulous record-keeping, we know there were fewer babies born (especially boys) in 2016 compared to the previous year, fewer sets of twins, and some notable changes in the baby name game. Continue reading Aiden, Riley CS’s most-popular baby names in 2016

Is College Station now THE twin city?

Is College Station now THE twin city?

TWINS

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Bryan-College Station has long been nicknamed the twin cities, but perhaps it’s time for College Station to go at it alone as THE twin city.

The final numbers of 2015 are in, and College Station experienced its most twin births ever with 50 sets. That’s 20 sets more than in 2014.

Year Births Girls Boys Twins
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets
2015 2,494 1,245 1,249 50 sets

Continue reading “Is College Station now THE twin city?”

College Station saw record number of births in 2014

College Station saw record number of births in 2014

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Let’s play the name game.

No, not this Name Game:

I mean the game of analyzing the trends related to the babies born in College Station in 2014.

As you might expect, it was a record year for number of births. While the final total won’t be available for a few more days, the City Secretary’s Office reports 2,460 babies born in College Station, a 14 percent increase from the previous record of 2,159 set in 2013:

  Births Girls Boys Twins
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets

Okay, back to the names. In 2013, the most popular baby names in College Station were Jason and Emma. Here’s the most popular names of 2014:

Most popular BOYS first names Continue reading “College Station saw record number of births in 2014”