Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table C-2. Percentage of Births that are to Unmarried Women by State: Selected Years 1960-2009

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  1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009
Alabama 11 14 22 30 34 34 36 40
Alaska 5 9 16 26 30 33 36 38
Arizona NA 9 19 33 38 39 43 45
Arkansas NA 13 20 29 33 36 40 45
California NA NA 21 32 32 33 36 40
Colorado NA 9 13 21 25 25 27 25
Connecticut NA NA 18 27 31 29 32 36
Delaware 9 15 24 29 35 38 44 48
Dist of Columbia 20 38 56 65 66 60 56 58
Florida 9 14 23 32 36 38 43 47
Georgia NA NA 23 33 35 37 41 45
Hawaii 5 10 18 25 29 32 36 38
Idaho NA NA 8 17 20 22 23 25
Illinois 6 13 23 32 34 35 37 41
Indiana 4 8 16 26 32 35 40 43
Iowa 2 7 10 21 25 28 32 35
Kansas 3 7 12 22 26 29 34 38
Kentucky 5 8 15 24 29 31 36 41
Louisiana 9 15 23 37 42 46 48 53
Maine 3 7 14 23 28 31 35 40
Maryland NA NA 25 30 33 35 37 42
Massachusetts NA NA 16 25 26 27 30 34
Michigan 4 11 16 26 34 33 37 40
Minnesota 3 8 11 21 24 26 30 33
Mississippi 14 17 28 40 45 46 49 54
Missouri 6 11 18 29 32 35 38 41
Montana NA NA 13 24 26 31 35 37
Nebraska NA 8 12 21 24 27 31 34
Nevada 4 11 13 25 42 36 41 43
New Hampshire NA 6 11 17 22 25 27 33
New Jersey 4 10 21 24 28 29 31 35
New Mexico NA NA 16 35 43 46 51 53
New York NA NA 24 33 38 37 39 41
North Carolina 9 12 19 29 31 33 38 42
North Dakota 3 7 9 18 24 28 32 34
Ohio 4 NA 18 29 33 35 39 43
Oklahoma NA 8 14 25 30 34 39 42
Oregon 3 7 15 26 29 30 33 36
Pennsylvania 4 10 18 29 32 33 37 41
Rhode Island 3 7 16 26 31 35 39 44
South Carolina 12 15 23 33 37 40 43 48
South Dakota 3 7 13 23 28 33 36 38
Tennessee 9 12 20 30 33 35 40 44
Texas 5 9 13 18 30 31 38 42
Utah 2 4 6 14 16 17 18 20
Vermont NA NA 14 20 25 28 32 39
Virginia 8 11 19 26 29 30 32 36
Washington 3 9 14 24 27 28 31 34
West Virginia 6 6 13 25 31 32 37 42
Wisconsin 3 8 14 24 27 29 32 36
Wyoming 2 7 8 20 26 29 33 35
United States 5 11 18 28 32 33 37 41

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, “Births: Final Data for 2009,” National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 60 (1), November 2011 and earlier reports.

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