New Bern
55° F
Clear
Clear
Greenville
55° F
Clear
Clear
Jacksonville
52° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Census: Greenville among top cities for unmarried moms

By Associated Press
Published On: May 06 2013 06:13:48 AM CDT
Updated On: May 06 2013 09:32:16 AM CDT
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

A new U.S. Census report finds that a North Carolina city is No. 2 in the country for its percentage of recent unmarried mothers, and two South Carolina cities are in the Top 10.

The report says about 36 percent of births in 2011 were to unmarried women.

A number of metropolitan areas had considerably higher percentages of unmarried recent moms. Tops was Flagstaff, Ariz., where three out of four recent mothers were unmarried. Greenville, N.C., was second with 69 percent of births in 2011 coming to unmarried women.

In South Carolina, Myrtle Beach was fourth with two-thirds of new moms unmarried, while Sumter had more than six out of 10 births coming to unmarried moms.

Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico were the states with the highest percentages.