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Total births, and births to unmarried mothers

Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers

Year Percent
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%
2000 28.3%

1960-2017

  • Between 1960 and 2008, the share of births to unmarried mothers increased from 3.1 percent to over 33.8 percent.
  • In 2017 births to unmarried mothers accounted for 31.4 percent of all births.
  • In 2017 the rate of births to unmarried mothers was the lowest rate since 2005.

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Last modified: May 21, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov