Three States Have 50%+ Illegitimate Births

2018 February 21
by bc3b

If you wonder why the country is headed in the direction it is, look no farther than a report on births to unwed mothers.

Nationally 72% of all black babies are born to single mothers; with Hispanics it’s 53% and with non-Hispanic whites, it’s 41%. By contrast, the black illegitimacy rate was 23% in 1960.

As might be expected, the states with the largest number of illegimate births have large black and/or Hispanic populations.

( – In three states—Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico—a majority of the babies born in 2016 were born to unmarried mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In another 19 states, more than 40 percent of the babies born in 2016 were born to unmarried mothers.

Only three states in the union had fewer than 30 percent of the babies born there in 2016 born to unmarried mothers.

Mississippi led all states in the union for the percentage of babies born to unmarried mothers in 2016. There were 37,928 babies born in the state during the year, according to the CDC, and 20,173—or 53.2 percent—of them were to unmarried women.

Louisiana ranked second with 63,178 babies born in 2016 and 32,883—or 52 percent—were born to unmarried mothers.

New Mexico ranked third with 24,692 babies born in 2016 and 12,621—51.1 percent—were born to unmarried mothers.

Nevada ranked fourth with 36,260 births in 2016 and 17,323—or 47.8 percent—were born to unmarried mothers.

The three states that had less than 30 percent of its babies in 2016 born to unmarried mothers were Utah (18.6 percent), Colorado (22.5 percent) and Idaho (27.6 percent).

Hat tip: CNS

35 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 February 21 7:38 am
    bc3b permalink

    Likely New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois aren’t higher because abortion is so prevalent.

    I will give Mormons credit. The “Magic Underware” appears to be a form of birth control.

  2. 2018 February 21 7:59 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m flabbergasted, had no idea the numbers were so high and so widespread among the states.
    This might be a typo? Or maybe I’m misunderstanding. Shouldn’t the single mother number and illegitimate rate be the same?
    “Nationally 72% of all black babies are born to single mothers … the black illegitimacy rate was 23%.”

  3. 2018 February 21 8:04 am
    justrand permalink

    This snippet is from an article on American Thinker, and asks, rightly, why society is SOOOOO surprised when it churns out increasing numbers of screwed up, and even HOMICIDAL, children…when THIS (and much more drivel) is what they have been spoon fed via schools, video games, Rap music and movies since birth:

    ==> ” that God is just a convenient fairy tale;
    that the government’s purpose is to take the place of indulgent parents;
    that sexual desires, all sexual desires should be fulfilled ASAP;
    that people are just the evolutionary top of the food chain;
    and are merely animals and therefore expendable;
    that drugs are enlightening;
    that truth is nonexistent;
    and that, most important of all, utopia is within our reach because we know better than God how to organize a nation,
    …then what do we do when we see even our most important leaders functioning as if there is no moral code? What do we think when the people we see as special turn out to be sexual predators? How are we to understand our misery when our children OD on opioids, kill themselves over Facebook bullying, or kill others just because they are angry or want to be famous? How do we handle it when we pray to the God we no longer believe in and get no response at all?”

  4. 2018 February 21 8:16 am
    Eph permalink

    1. BC

    New York has been at the top of the abort list for the past 50 years

  5. 2018 February 21 8:16 am
    justrand permalink

    Bc3b, thx for this post. I put comment #3 up because it dovetailed perfectly with it.

    Children are taught they are AWESOME no matter what they do…and if they can’t succeed it’s someone else’s fault anyway. There are NO consequences…in fact having lots of out-of-wedlock children brings BENEFITS!

    Unsustainable things are called that because they CANNOT be sustained. Like our current “culture”.

  6. 2018 February 21 8:28 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    The abortion link is dated 2013.
    This goes up to 2016 (summary).

    And a table format here

  7. 2018 February 21 10:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I see Texas is being a slacker again. Will have to chase down some cheerleaders and …. ummm up the numbers….

  8. 2018 February 21 10:28 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #2

    Thank you for noticing that I didn’t complete bmy thought. The black illegitimacy rate was 23% in 1960, which is lower than the white illegitimacy rate vtoday.

    Normally, when a white baby is born out of wedlock, the natural father doesn’t simply walk away. He usually contributes financially. The opposite is true in the black community. I don’t know enough about Hispanics to comment.

  9. 2018 February 21 10:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #7 –

    Don’t forget the Stars Ice Girls. I didn’t see any kennel club members the last time I checked (not that I check too often).

  10. 2018 February 21 10:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I have reached a singular conclusion — SHTF can’t come soon enough. Consider:

    * When the govt can’t print checks having babies on the dole will stop.
    * Marriage/cohab rates will skyrocket. Regardless of what the feminists say, when you absolutely positively have to get the electric grid going again @ -10F in a blinding blizzard a MAN will do it.
    * When the perps are at the door a MAN will be a necessity as the govt won’t be there to save you.

    Women are easily distracted but they are damn observant of threat factors. Those threats will come fast and hard when SHTF comes. That is when all this ‘alternative lifestyle’ malarkey will disappear.

  11. 2018 February 21 10:37 am
    drdog09 permalink

    9, LOL

  12. 2018 February 21 10:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    I read yesterday that 64,000 people died last year because of drugs. That’s more Americans dying of drugs in a single year than died in the Vietnam War.

    This is not reported by the media like the Florida high school massacre because it isn’t a media priority.

    Think of the changes that have taken place over the past few decades: needle exchanges and comminities (particularly in Kalifornia) catering (encouraging) the homeless to continue their lifestyle, which is often caused by drugs.

    My office partner just attended the funeral of a friend of her daughter who died from a drug overdose – middle class white.

  13. 2018 February 21 10:53 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “This is not reported by the media like the Florida high school massacre because it isn’t a media priority.”

    It is not being reported because Pharma has told them not to. A big chunk of those 64000 are from opoid overdose — aka prescription drugs.

  14. 2018 February 21 11:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #13 –

    Pharma is a big advertiser on CNN and the “Alaphabet Networks.”

  15. 2018 February 21 11:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Billy Graham, 99, RIP.

  16. 2018 February 21 11:10 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #4 –

    If you check out the link in post #1 (perhaps you already have) Georgia is the only reliably red state among the 15 states with the highest percentage of abortions.

  17. 2018 February 21 11:32 am
    drdog09 permalink


    All fits like a well sized glove.

  18. 2018 February 21 1:15 pm
    justrand permalink

    Speaking of the SHTF, I had a running online “conversation” with an otherwise intelligent human being…but on the subject of guns he is beyond the bend. He and one his other friends joined the conversation and they actually espoused the following:

    “We’ll convince the American public to turn in their guns so we can melt them down and re-cast them into PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT…which our kids and grandkids can then play on without fear!”

    I thought they were kidding…but they weren’t. I haven’t had any conversations with them since I pointed what utter morons they were, masquerading as smart people.

  19. 2018 February 21 2:01 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  20. 2018 February 21 2:07 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    If you took more “rum cruises,” liberals wouldn’t have to complain about gun control. Of course they would find something else to complain about.

  21. 2018 February 21 2:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

  22. 2018 February 21 2:32 pm
    justrand permalink

    Any of y’all ever heard of



  23. 2018 February 21 2:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    But of course….

    The question is, for real, or for fake?

  24. 2018 February 21 3:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Really? Is this what Americans have become? — — So students live in a virtual jail if not bubble. Someone tell me exactly who is incarcerated? The perps are free on the streets and you ‘citizen’ are the one being monitored. Orwell was an optimist.

  25. 2018 February 21 4:39 pm
    justrand permalink

    Yup, drdog, it turns out he was an optimist

    1/4 of one of America’s biggest cities, Chicago, is a referred to as Chi-raq, and is in fact DEADLIER than Iraq itself. The police don’t really try to solve the murders, they just haul away the bodies after the fact.

    Sooner or later some kingpin will unify those gangs…and then watch out

  26. 2018 February 21 5:31 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – have you ever been in a minimum security facility?

    Hard to get anything in and only 1 or 2 entrances with big nasty looking guys.

    Maybe the only way to secure our children is to set them up as minimum security facilities with real limited access. Currently, they are open to the public with multiple entrances and GUN FREE except the perpetrators.

    As for Mr Graham – Earth is a lot poorer BUT Heaven is a little richer. Well done good and faithful servant.

  27. 2018 February 21 5:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR #28 –

    There are stiff safe neighborhoods in Chicago (north side and along the lake). But the south and west sides are war ones.

    Eather than someone unifying the gangs, watch for a bigger presence of MS-13 and other Latino gangs. The blacks control Chicago gangs today. But, Chicago has lots of illegals. Wait until black and Latino gangs are battling for turf. 2018 will seem like a Sunday school picnic.

  28. 2018 February 21 5:59 pm
    mulletover permalink

    School shootings
    Overdose deaths
    Illegitimate births

    This country needs a lot more from Billy Graham. God Bless this great man and his work.

  29. 2018 February 21 6:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    drdog – have you ever been in a minimum security facility? — GN

    Thankfully no. Where I teach is down the street from the HS. They have their own police staff right on premise. They carry guns, mace and night stick.

  30. 2018 February 21 6:54 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Right on cue — — sheriffs will carry rifles on campus. Nice show, but rifles are not quite as effective as pistols in tight conditions, like school hallways…..

  31. 2018 February 21 6:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    And now ladies and gentlemen…. — — Trump hits the common sense button yet again! See a Perp, Kill a Perp.

  32. 2018 February 21 8:31 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – I was in one for business (when I worked for the state, years ago). It was a facility that was one half for mental health (criminally insane) and the other half was a corrections facility. Just getting in, we had to pass through one check point with the magic wand and a half dozen security individuals. To get back to the commissary (get a coke and snacks) we had to go through another check point with one of those sliding gates, long hall with another check point at the other end. Hearing that gate closed behind us was something else.

    That is not counting the double fences with razor wire on top and in between. Guard towers and security vehicles on the perimeter.

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