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Total births, and births to unmarried mothers

Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers

Year Percent
2018 30.9%
2017 31.4%
2016 31.5%
2015 31.9%
2014 31.9%
2013 32.6%
2012 32.3%
2011 32.7%
2010 32.9%
2009 33.4%
2008 33.8%
2007 32.9%
2006 31.6%
2005 30.7%
2004 30.2%
2003 28.7%
2002 28.8%
2001 28.7%

1960-2018

  • Between 1960 and 2008, the share of births to unmarried mothers increased from 3.1 percent to over 33.8 percent.
  • In 2018 births to unmarried mothers accounted for 30.9% of all births.
  • In 2018 the rate of births to unmarried mothers was the lowest rate since 2005.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, June 22, 2020
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