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Births to Unmarried Mothers by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2007-2008; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander; Region: Largest 4 MSAs

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  • Non-Hispanic White
  • Hispanic
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander
         
 Scale Range: 0.0% - 79.2%         0.0%8.8%17.6%26.4%35.2%44.0%52.8%61.6%70.4%79.2%
                    
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 19.2% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 51.8% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 79.2% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 7.9% Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 17.9% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 53.8% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 70.0% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 12.4% Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 13.1% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 63.3% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 67.5% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 13.6% Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Non-Hispanic White 2007-2008 25.2% Barchart image
Hispanic 2007-2008 64.6% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black 2007-2008 75.6% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander 2007-2008 12.9% Barchart image
                    
          0.0%8.8%17.6%26.4%35.2%44.0%52.8%61.6%70.4%79.2%

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.