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Birth Statistics for Unmarried and Married Women

The following table shows the number of births, the birth rate, and the percent of births to unmarried women aged 15 to 44 years between 1980 and 2012 in the United States.

YearNumberRate1Percent2Birth rate
for married
women3
20121,609,61945.340.786.0
20091,693,65849.941.085.6
20061,641,94650.638.588.7
20031,415,99544.934.688.1
20021,365,96643.734.086.3
20001,347,04344.133.287.4
19951,253,97644.332.282.6
19901,165,38443.828.093.2
1985828,17432.822.093.3
1980665,74729.418.497.0
1. Births to unmarried women per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15–44 years.
2. Percent of all births to unmarried women.
3. Births to married women per 1,000 married women aged 15–44 years.

Source: www.cdc.gov

 

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