2.4
the average number of children 40- to 44-year-old mothers have had in their lifetime, as of 2018

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Reference: For more information, see the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau data, "Fertility of Women in the United States: 2018." "Fertility of Women in the United States: 2018."

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