Unmarried Childbearing

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of live births to unmarried women: 1,464,121
  • Fertility rate for unmarried women: 38.6 births per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44
  • Percent of all births to unmarried women: 40.5%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2020, tables 9 and 10 pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 16, 2022