Marriage Measures Guide of State-Level Statistics. Appendix A: Additional Statistics

TABLE A.1.  ADDITIONAL STATE-LEVEL STATISTICS

 

Population Size

 

Births to Unmarried Women

 

Low-Income
Children

State Name

Number of People (in 1,000s)

State Rank

 

Percentage of Births to Unmarried Women

State Rank

 

Number of Low-Income Children (in 1,000s)

Percentage of All Children

Alabama

4,599

23

 

 36.2

20

 

510

45.6

Alaska

670

47

 

 34.6

28

 

51

29.1

Arizona

6,166

16

 

 42.2

5

 

719

44.5

Arkansas

2,811

32

 

 38.8

10

 

343

49.9

California

36,458

1

 

 34.4

29

 

3,887

40.8

Colorado

4,753

22

 

 27.5

47

 

410

35.2

Connecticut

3,505

29

 

 30.6

40

 

200

24.7

Delaware

853

45

 

 42.3

4

 

63

30.8

Florida

18,090

4

 

 41.4

7

 

1,641

41.0

Georgia

9,364

9

 

 39.2

9

 

1,026

42.1

Hawaii

1,285

42

 

 33.4

32

 

97

32.3

Idaho

1,466

39

 

 22.6

49

 

164

41.8

Illinois

12,832

5

 

 36.3

19

 

1,153

35.8

Indiana

6,314

15

 

 38.8

11

 

605

38.3

Iowa

2,982

30

 

 31.0

38

 

240

34.2

Kansas

2,764

33

 

 33.0

33

 

261

37.8

Kentucky

4,206

26

 

 35.0

26

 

421

42.7

Louisiana

4,288

25

 

 49.1

1

 

528

49.2

Maine

1,322

40

 

 34.1

31

 

107

38.7

Maryland

5,616

19

 

 35.7

22

 

333

24.6

Massachusetts

6,437

13

 

 28.5

46

 

376

26.0

Michigan

10,096

8

 

 35.7

23

 

920

37.3

Minnesota

5,167

21

 

 29.0

45

 

358

28.7

Mississippi

2,911

31

 

 48.3

3

 

409

53.5

Missouri

5,843

18

 

 37.0

17

 

595

41.7

Montana

945

44

 

 34.3

30

 

91

42.3

Nebraska

1,768

38

 

 30.2

42

 

172

38.7

Nevada

2,496

35

 

 39.7

8

 

234

36.9

New Hampshire

1,315

41

 

 26.4

48

 

66

22.5

New Jersey

8,725

11

 

 30.1

43

 

535

25.6

New Mexico

1,955

36

 

 48.8

2

 

264

52.5

New York

19,306

3

 

 37.8

14

 

1,741

38.7

North Carolina

8,857

10

 

 36.9

18

 

940

43.7

North Dakota

636

48

 

 29.9

44

 

51

36.1

Ohio

11,478

7

 

 37.4

15

 

1,073

38.7

Oklahoma

3,579

28

 

 38.4

12

 

424

47.9

Oregon

3,701

27

 

 32.5

34

 

335

39.1

Pennsylvania

12,441

6

 

 35.2

24

 

1,035

36.9

Rhode Island

1,068

43

 

 37.3

16

 

77

32.8

South Carolina

4,321

24

 

 41.9

6

 

460

44.6

South Dakota

782

46

 

 35.1

25

 

75

38.4

Tennessee

6,039

17

 

 38.2

13

 

665

46.1

Texas

23,508

2

 

 36.0

21

 

3,157

48.7

Utah

2,550

34

 

 17.5

50

 

293

37.0

Vermont

624

49

 

 32.3

35

 

40

30.5

Virginia

7,643

12

 

 31.0

39

 

544

30.2

Washington

6,396

14

 

 30.4

41

 

538

35.1

West Virginia

1,818

37

 

 34.8

27

 

184

47.4

Wisconsin

5,557

20

 

 31.3

37

 

438

33.1

Wyoming

515

50

 

 31.7

36

 

42

34.6

United States

298,817

---

 

35.8

---

 

28,892

39.3

Source:  2006 American Community Survey (ACS) for population size and low-income children. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) for births to unmarried women.

Notes:    Low-income children are defined as those living in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

 

TABLE A.2.  ADDITIONAL REGIONAL STATISTICS

 

Number of Low-Income Children By Geographic Area (in 1,000s)

 

Number of Low-Income
Children By Race/Ethnicity
(in 1,000s)

Region Name

Rural Areas

Urban Areas

 

White

African American

Hispanic

Other

New England

154

712

 

478

112

202

74

Middle Atlantic

364

2,947

 

1,404

787

838

282

South Atlantic

1,190

4,002

 

1,981

1,978

945

288

Mountain

219

1,998

 

873

100

1,019

225

Pacific

191

4,716

 

1,089

369

2,877

572

East North Central

800

3,389

 

2,234

1,095

637

223

West North Central

575

1,178

 

1,113

267

201

172

East South Central

973

1,032

 

1,069

760

103

72

West South Central

750

3,702

 

1,225

910

2,071

246

United States

5,216

23,676

 

11467

6378

8894

2153

Source:  2006 American Community Survey (ACS).

Notes:       Low-Income children are defined as those living in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  See Technical Appendix for definitions of regions, geographic areas, and racial/ethnic groups.

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