Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table C-3. Percentage of Births that are to Unmarried Women by Race and Ethnicity and State: 1994 and 2009

04/01/2013

  All races Non-Hispanic Hispanic*
White Black
State 1994 2009 1994 2009 1994 2009 1994 2009
Alabama 35 41 16 27 71 74 19 26
Alaska 29 38 21 24 41 48 29 37
Arizona 38 45 25 30 65 62 51 57
Arkansas 33 45 20 35 74 82 31 50
California 36 41 23 24 63 69 46 53
Colorado 25 25 18 18 57 49 44 36
Connecticut 31 38 18 23 70 68 65 66
Delaware 35 48 22 34 74 72 50 65
Dist. of Columbia 69 56 10 6 81 79 59 67
Florida 36 48 24 36 69 71 34 51
Georgia 36 45 18 27 68 71 23 52
Hawaii 28 38 15 25 19 26 44 50
Idaho 19 26 17 22 42 31 25 44
Illinois 34 41 18 26 79 81 38 52
Indiana 32 44 26 37 78 81 42 58
Iowa 25 35 23 32 75 74 37 52
Kansas 26 38 21 31 67 74 39 54
Kentucky 28 41 23 37 73 77 25 54
Louisiana 43 54 21 35 73 80 30 58
Maine 28 41 28 41 45 34 23 48
Maryland 34 43 18 27 64 65 39 57
Massachusetts 27 35 19 26 63 59 62 68
Michigan 35 41 23 31 79 80 42 51
Minnesota 24 34 20 26 75 62 46 58
Mississippi 45 55 18 32 75 82 21 57
Missouri 33 41 24 33 79 80 34 53
Montana 26 36 20 30 29 48 30 50
Nebraska 25 34 20 28 74 71 39 51
Nevada 35 43 27 31 70 72 44 53
New Hampshire 22 33 21 34 33 45 37 49
New Jersey 28 35 13 18 68 69 48 59
New Mexico 42 53 23 32 60 60 49 60
New York 38 42 19 25 70 70 61 66
North Carolina 32 42 17 27 68 73 29 54
North Dakota 23 33 19 26 24 33 26 44
Ohio 33 44 25 36 78 80 50 63
Oklahoma 30 42 23 35 70 76 31 46
Oregon 29 35 27 32 72 65 35 48
Pennsylvania 33 41 23 31 80 78 63 66
Rhode Island 32 45 24 35 70 67 58 65
South Carolina 37 48 19 31 67 78 28 47
South Dakota 28 38 20 28 21 54 33 58
Tennessee 33 45 21 34 75 79 26 54
Texas 29 42 18 27 63 67 31 50
Utah 16 19 13 13 52 47 37 45
Vermont 25 40 25 40 32 42 34 52
Virginia 29 36 18 24 64 67 38 52
Washington 26 34 23 28 56 53 35 51
West Virginia 30 44 29 42 76 78 22 46
Wisconsin 27 37 20 28 82 85 46 56
Wyoming 28 34 25 30 42 48 45 52
United States 33 41 21 29 71 73 43 53
*Women of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
 
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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