More unmarried new moms cohabiting

August 13, 2014 11:17 AM

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More unmarried new moms cohabiting

In 2013, the 1,605,643 births to unmarried women was the lowest since 2005. The birth rate for unmarried women has steadily declined to 44.8 per 1,000. And the percentage of births to unmarried women declined, though slightly, to 40.6% in 2013.

Nearly three in five births to unmarried women across the USA were to women living with their partner — marking the first time a majority of these births were to women in cohabiting relationships, according to a new analysis of federal data released Wednesday.

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