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Births to Unmarried Mothers
Year: 2007-08; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 10.3% – 57.3%

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1: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 57.3% Barchart image
2: Jackson, MS 53.6% Barchart image
3: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 53.4% Barchart image
4: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 51.1% Barchart image
5: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 50.9% Barchart image
6: Baton Rouge, LA 50.3% Barchart image
7: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 49.0% Barchart image
8: Fresno, CA 48.9% Barchart image
9: Albuquerque, NM 48.9% Barchart image
10: Springfield, MA 48.9% Barchart image
11: Bakersfield, CA 48.5% Barchart image
12: Toledo, OH 48.0% Barchart image
13: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 47.9% Barchart image
14: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 47.6% Barchart image
15: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 47.3% Barchart image
16: Syracuse, NY 46.7% Barchart image
17: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 46.5% Barchart image
18: Tucson, AZ 46.4% Barchart image
19: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 46.4% Barchart image
20: Stockton, CA 46.0% Barchart image
21: Dayton, OH 45.7% Barchart image
22: Columbia, SC 45.7% Barchart image
23: Orlando, FL 45.3% Barchart image
24: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 44.9% Barchart image
25: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 44.7% Barchart image
26: Greensboro-High Point, NC 44.7% Barchart image
27: Louisville, KY-IN 44.6% Barchart image
28: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 44.4% Barchart image
29: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 44.4% Barchart image
30: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 44.3% Barchart image
31: Jacksonville, FL 44.3% Barchart image
32: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 44.2% Barchart image
33: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 43.9% Barchart image
34: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 43.8% Barchart image
35: Indianapolis, IN 43.7% Barchart image
36: El Paso, TX 43.6% Barchart image
37: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 43.6% Barchart image
38: Baltimore-Towson, MD 43.4% Barchart image
39: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 43.4% Barchart image
40: Modesto, CA 43.3% Barchart image
41: Chattanooga, TN-GA 43.1% Barchart image
42: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 42.9% Barchart image
43: New Haven-Milford, CT 42.9% Barchart image
44: San Antonio, TX 42.7% Barchart image
45: Rochester, NY 42.6% Barchart image
46: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 42.6% Barchart image
47: Wichita, KS 42.5% Barchart image
48: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 42.5% Barchart image
49: St. Louis, MO-IL 42.4% Barchart image
50: Richmond, VA 41.8% Barchart image
51: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 41.5% Barchart image
52: Tulsa, OK 41.5% Barchart image
53: Greenville, SC 41.5% Barchart image
54: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 41.4% Barchart image
55: Akron, OH 41.3% Barchart image
56: Oklahoma City, OK 41.0% Barchart image
57: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 40.4% Barchart image
58: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40.4% Barchart image
59: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40.4% Barchart image
60: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 40.3% Barchart image
61: Columbus, OH 40.1% Barchart image
62: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 39.9% Barchart image
63: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 39.8% Barchart image
64: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 39.3% Barchart image
65: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 39.2% Barchart image
66: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 39.0% Barchart image
67: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 39.0% Barchart image
68: Kansas City, MO-KS 38.9% Barchart image
69: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 38.4% Barchart image
70: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 38.3% Barchart image
71: Pittsburgh, PA 38.0% Barchart image
72: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 37.8% Barchart image
73: Knoxville, TN 36.7% Barchart image
74: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 36.3% Barchart image
75: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 35.8% Barchart image
76: Worcester, MA 35.7% Barchart image
77: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 35.3% Barchart image
78: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 35.2% Barchart image
79: Austin-Round Rock, TX 35.1% Barchart image
80: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 34.2% Barchart image
81: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 33.3% Barchart image
82: Honolulu, HI 32.9% Barchart image
83: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 32.5% Barchart image
84: Raleigh-Cary, NC 32.3% Barchart image
85: Des Moines, IA 32.2% Barchart image
86: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 31.8% Barchart image
87: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 31.4% Barchart image
88: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 30.3% Barchart image
89: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30.0% Barchart image
90: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 29.9% Barchart image
91: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 29.3% Barchart image
92: Lancaster, PA 29.1% Barchart image
93: Madison, WI 28.0% Barchart image
94: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 27.8% Barchart image
95: Boise City-Nampa, ID 26.7% Barchart image
96: Salt Lake City, UT 26.3% Barchart image
97: Colorado Springs, CO 25.8% Barchart image
98: Denver-Aurora, CO 24.9% Barchart image
99: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 20.8% Barchart image
100: Provo-Orem, UT 10.3% Barchart image

Definition: The share of all births that are to unmarried mothers.

Notes: Excludes metro areas with less than 100 births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth Data. Metro area level data aggregated from county level data obtained from NCHS by special request.