Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table C-3. Percentage of Births that are to Unmarried Women by Race and Ethnicity and State: 1994 and 2011

03/01/2014

  All races Non-Hispanic Hispanic*
White Black
State 1994 2011 1994 2011 1994 2011 1994 2011
United States 33 41 21 29 71 72 43 53
Alabama 35 42 16 28 71 76 19 27
Alaska 29 37 21 23 41 46 29 32
Arizona 38 45 25 30 65 63 51 57
Arkansas 33 45 20 35 74 80 31 51
California 36 40 23 24 63 68 46 53
Colorado 25 24 18 18 57 43 44 36
Connecticut 31 38 18 24 70 68 65 66
Delaware 35 49 22 37 74 72 50 67
Dist. of Columbia 69 54 10 6 81 79 59 67
Florida 36 48 24 36 69 71 34 51
Georgia 36 45 18 27 68 71 23 53
Hawaii 28 38 15 25 19 28 44 49
Idaho 19 27 17 23 42 42 25 44
Illinois 34 40 18 26 79 80 38 53
Indiana 32 43 26 37 78 80 42 51
Iowa 25 34 23 30 75 73 37 50
Kansas 26 37 21 31 67 74 39 53
Kentucky 28 42 23 38 73 76 25 52
Louisiana 43 53 21 35 73 80 30 55
Maine 28 42 28 42 45 33 23 43
Maryland 34 41 18 26 64 63 39 56
Massachusetts 27 35 19 26 63 56 62 64
Michigan 35 42 23 32 79 81 42 52
Minnesota 24 33 20 26 75 58 46 58
Mississippi 45 54 18 32 75 82 21 55
Missouri 33 40 24 32 79 78 34 51
Montana 26 37 20 31 29 47 30 48
Nebraska 25 33 20 27 74 69 39 50
Nevada 35 44 27 32 70 73 44 53
New Hampshire 22 35 21 35 33 35 37 54
New Jersey 28 36 13 19 68 69 48 61
New Mexico 42 51 23 31 60 54 49 57
New York 38 41 19 26 70 70 61 66
North Carolina 32 41 17 26 68 72 29 52
North Dakota 23 33 19 27 24 40 26 45
Ohio 33 43 25 36 78 79 50 61
Oklahoma 30 42 23 35 70 75 31 48
Oregon 29 36 27 32 72 61 35 50
Pennsylvania 33 42 23 32 80 79 63 67
Rhode Island 32 45 24 36 70 66 58 63
South Carolina 37 47 19 31 67 78 28 48
South Dakota 28 39 20 28 21 47 33 57
Tennessee 33 44 21 34 75 79 26 51
Texas 29 42 18 27 63 66 31 51
Utah 16 19 13 13 52 41 37 43
Vermont 25 40 25 40 32 43 34 42
Virginia 29 36 18 24 64 67 38 52
Washington 26 33 23 27 56 51 35 51
West Virginia 30 44 29 43 76 77 22 42
Wisconsin 27 37 20 28 82 84 46 55
Wyoming 28 35 25 30 42 49 45 53

* Women of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

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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