Non-Marital Births: Racial & Ethnic Differences

  • In 2009, 82 percent of all births to black women, 62 percent of all births to Hispanic women, and 41 percent of all births to white women under age 30 occurred outside of marriage (see Table 3).
  • Between 1990 and 2009, the greatest increases in the percent of non-marital births occurring were among white and Hispanic women.

Table 3. Percent Non-Marital Births (to Women Under Age 30), by Race/Ethnicity

1990

2009

Percent Change, 1990-2009

White

22%

41%

88%

Black

73%

82%

13%

Hispanic

40%

62%

54%

 

Get the latest research about children and youth from our weekly enews.
Yes, please!
t