Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table C-2. Percentage of Births that are to Unmarried Women by State: Selected Years 1960-2011

03/01/2014

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011
United States 5 11 18 28 32 33 37 41 41
Alabama 11 14 22 30 34 34 36 42 42
Alaska 5 9 16 26 30 33 36 38 37
Arizona NA 9 19 33 38 39 43 45 45
Arkansas NA 13 20 29 33 36 40 45 45
California NA NA 21 32 32 33 36 41 40
Colorado NA 9 13 21 25 25 27 24 24
Connecticut NA NA 18 27 31 29 32 37 38
Delaware 9 15 24 29 35 38 44 47 49
Dist of Columbia 20 38 56 65 66 60 56 55 54
Florida 9 14 23 32 36 38 43 48 48
Georgia NA NA 23 33 35 37 41 46 45
Hawaii 5 10 18 25 29 32 36 38 38
Idaho NA NA 8 17 20 22 23 27 27
Illinois 6 13 23 32 34 35 37 41 40
Indiana 4 8 16 26 32 35 40 43 43
Iowa 2 7 10 21 25 28 32 34 34
Kansas 3 7 12 22 26 29 34 38 37
Kentucky 5 8 15 24 29 31 36 41 42
Louisiana 9 15 23 37 42 46 48 53 53
Maine 3 7 14 23 28 31 35 41 42
Maryland NA NA 25 30 33 35 37 42 41
Massachusetts NA NA 16 25 26 27 30 35 35
Michigan 4 11 16 26 34 33 37 42 42
Minnesota 3 8 11 21 24 26 30 33 33
Mississippi 14 17 28 40 45 46 49 55 54
Missouri 6 11 18 29 32 35 38 40 40
Montana NA NA 13 24 26 31 35 36 37
Nebraska NA 8 12 21 24 27 31 34 33
Nevada 4 11 13 25 42 36 41 44 44
New Hampshire NA 6 11 17 22 25 27 33 35
New Jersey 4 10 21 24 28 29 31 35 36
New Mexico NA NA 16 35 43 46 51 52 51
New York NA NA 24 33 38 37 39 42 41
North Carolina 9 12 19 29 31 33 38 42 41
North Dakota 3 7 9 18 24 28 32 33 33
Ohio 4 NA 18 29 33 35 39 44 43
Oklahoma NA 8 14 25 30 34 39 42 42
Oregon 3 7 15 26 29 30 33 36 36
Pennsylvania 4 10 18 29 32 33 37 42 42
Rhode Island 3 7 16 26 31 35 39 45 45
South Carolina 12 15 23 33 37 40 43 48 47
South Dakota 3 7 13 23 28 33 36 38 39
Tennessee 9 12 20 30 33 35 40 44 44
Texas 5 9 13 18 30 31 38 42 42
Utah 2 4 6 14 16 17 18 19 19
Vermont NA NA 14 20 25 28 32 39 40
Virginia 8 11 19 26 29 30 32 36 36
Washington 3 9 14 24 27 28 31 33 33
West Virginia 6 6 13 25 31 32 37 44 44
Wisconsin 3 8 14 24 27 29 32 37 37
Wyoming 2 7 8 20 26 29 33 34 35

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, “Births: Final Data for 2011,” National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 62 (1), June 28, 2013 and earlier reports.

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