Percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States from 1980 to 2017

Percentage of births to unmarried women in the U.S. 1980-2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States from 1980 to 2017. In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. As of 2017 the percentage of births to unmarried women has increased to 39.8 percent.
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Percentage of all births
201739.8
201639.8
2015*40.3
201440.2
201340.6
201240.7
201140.7
201040.8
200941
200840.6
200739.7
200638.5
200536.9
200435.8
200334.6
200234
200133.5
200033.2
199532.2
199028
198522
198018.4
Percentage of all births
201739.8
201639.8
2015*40.3
201440.2
201340.6
201240.7
201140.7
201040.8
200941
200840.6
200739.7
200638.5
200536.9
200435.8
200334.6
200234
200133.5
200033.2
199532.2
199028
198522
198018.4
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This statistic depicts the percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States from 1980 to 2017. In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. As of 2017 the percentage of births to unmarried women has increased to 39.8 percent.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1980 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* Figures for 2015 were taken from the newest "Births" report from the CDC and can be found here on page 44

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