Percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States from 1980 to 2016

Percentage of births to unmarried women in the U.S. 1980-2016 This statistic depicts the percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States from 1980 to 2016. In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. Thirty years later, the percentage was more than twice as high.
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Percentage of all births
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
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 2016. In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. Thirty years later, the percentage was more than twice as high.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1980 to 2016
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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