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Unwed Births
Internationally

 


States with the Greatest Number
of Unmarried Men and Women

1.   California
2.   New York
3.   Texas
4.   Florida
5.   Illinois
6.   Pennsylvania
7.   Ohio
8.   Michigan
9.   New Jersey
10. Massachusetts
11.8 million
  7.0 million
  6.5 million
  5.6 million
  4.3 million
  4.3 million
  3.6 million
  3.5 million
  2.9 million
  2.4 million

This data is based on the 200 Census, Table DP-2,
"Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000

More than half of all unmarried people in the nation, ages 15 years and older live in these ten states.


Ranking of States: Total Percentages
of Unmarried Men and Women

    State       % Not

1.  California
2.  Massachusetts
3.  New York
4.  Illinois

5.  Rhode Island
6.  Connecticut
7.  Delaware
8.  Georgia
9.  Hawaii
10. Arizona
11. Colorado
12. Michigan
13. Florida
14. Nevada
15. New Jersey
16. Mississippi
17. Louisiana
18. Maryland
19. Alabama
20. Alaska
21. Pennsylvania
22. Vermont
23. Indiana
24. Ohio
25. New Mexico

Married

48.1
47.5*
46.7*
46.7*

46.0
45.9
45.4
45.3
44.9
44.3
44.0
44.0
43.7
43.7
43.6
43.6
43.5*
43.5
43.4
43.4
43.0
42.9
42.6
42.5
42.2

   State    % Not

26. Wisconsin
27. Minnesota
28. Washington
29. S. Carolina
30. Virginia
31. Missouri
32. Tennessee
33. Oregon
34. Texas
35. Maine
36. Iowa
37. N. Carolina
38. Arkansas
39. N. Hampshire
40. Kansas
41. Kentucky
42. W. Virginia
43. Nebraska
44. N. Dakota
45. S. Dakota
46. Oklahoma
47. Montana
48. Utah
49. Idaho
50. Wyoming

Married

41.9
41.6
41.5
41.5
41.2
41.0
40.8
40.8
40.7
40.7
40.5
40.3
40.3
40.2
40.2
40.0
39.8
39.7
39.5
39.5
39.0
38.9
38.1
37.8
37.6

Data is based on the 1990 Census, ST-1, "Marital Status for States."
Internet Release Date: July 27, 1998

* A majority of women in these states are unmarried.


National Percentage of Births to Unmarried Parents (by State) for 1994-95, 1997, 1998, and 1999

State State Percent unmarried births in 1994-95 State Percent unmarried births in 1997 State Percent unmarried births
in 1998
State Percent unmarried births
in 1999
State Percent unmarried births
in 2000
 
 
 
Alabama 34.5 33.9 34.1 33.3 34.3  
Alaska 29.6 30.6 31.1 33.2 33.0  
Arizona 38.3 37.6 38.4 38.8 39.3  
Arkansas 32.8 34.2 35.0 35.2 35.7  
California 32.2 32.8 32.8 32.9 32.7  
Colorado 24.9 25.2 25.6 25.4 25.0  
Connecticut 30.5 32.7 31.2 29.0 29.3  
Delaware 34.8 36.0 37.1 38.8 37.9  
D.C. 67.4 63.6 62.9 61.7 60.3  
Florida 35.7 36.0 36.6 37.5 38.2  
Georgia 35.3 35.4 36.2 36.6 37.0  
Hawaii 28.8 29.9 31.5 32.8 32.2  
Idaho 19.3 20.7 22.0 21.6 21.6  
Illinois 34.1 33.4 34.1 34.1 34.5  
Indiana 31.7 32.6 33.5 34.5 34.7  
Iowa 25.0 26.2 27.2 27.5 28.0  
Kansas 25.9 27.6 27.8 28.6 29.0  
Kentucky 28.1 29.5 30.1 30.4 31.0  
Louisiana 42.5 43.9 44.9 44.8 45.6  
Maine 28.0 29.7 30.6 31.3 31.0  
Maryland 33.5 33.5 34.4 34.9 34.6  
Massachussetts 26.1 25.9 26.1 26.5 26.5  
Michigan 34.7 33.2 33.9 33.1 33.3  
Minnesota 23.9 25.0 25.6 25.9 25.8  
Mississippi 45.4 45.4 45.4 45.9 46.0  
Missouri 32.3 33.1 34.1 34.1 34.6  
Montana 26.0 28.3 29.9 30.0 30.8  
Nebraska 24.5 25.8 26.2 25.9 27.2  
Nevada 36.7 35.5 35.0 35.7 36.4  
New Hampshire 22.2 23.8 24.1 24.2 24.7  
New Jersey 27.9 28.0 28.3 28.5 28.9  
New Mexico 42.1 43.5 44.0 45.1 45.6  
New York 37.7 35.2 34.9 36.6 36.6  
North Carolina 31.6 32.2 38.2 33.2 33.3  
North Dakota 23.3 26.0 27.0 27.5 28.3  
Ohio 33.0 33.9 34.0 34.1 34.6  
Oklahoma 30.1 32.4 33.2 33.2 34.3  
Oregon 28.8 28.8 29.7 30.4 30.1  
Pennsylvania 32.6 32.8 32.8 32.9 32.7  
Rhode Island 31.6 33.1 33.9 34.3 35.5  
South Carolina 37.1 38.0 38.8 39.0 39.8  
South Dakota 27.9 31.1 32.0 31.8 33.5  
Tennessee 33.2 34.1 34.9 34.7 34.5  
Texas 29.4 30.7 31.5 31.3 30.5  
Utah 15.7 16.6 17.1 16.7 17.3  
Vermont 25.1 26.1 28.0 28.9 28.1  
Virginia 29.2 29.3 29.8 29.7 29.9  
Washington 26.3 27.1 27.9 28.1 28.2  
West Virginia 30.4 31.3 32.4 31.7 31.7  
Wisconsin 27.3 27.1 28.5 29.2 29.3  
Wyoming 26.9 27.4 29.6 29.0 28.8  
 
United States 32.4 32.4 32.8 33.0 33.2  


Source: Department of Health and Human Services

 

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