Percentage of births to out-of-wedlock mothers

Source:2012-2014 Vital Statistics Data as of April, 2016

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  Out-of-wedlock births Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 3,888 3,916 3,930 11,734 14,051 27.8
Suffolk 5,967 5,780 5,977 17,724 15,608 37.9
Region Total 9,855 9,696 9,907 29,458 29,660 33.1
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 14,434 14,033 14,068 42,535 21,249 66.7
Kings 16,297 15,139 14,845 46,281 41,784 36.9
New York 6,063 5,741 5,611 17,415 18,663 31.1
Queens 12,131 11,707 11,358 35,196 30,307 38.7
Richmond 1,878 1,862 1,840 5,580 5,298 35.1
Region Total 50,803 48,482 47,722 147,007 117,301 41.8
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 983 944 1,067 2,994 2,662 37.5
Orange 1,637 1,609 1,528 4,774 4,775 33.3
Putnam 189 171 210 570 818 23.2
Rockland 983 941 1,008 2,932 4,804 20.3
Sullivan 493 459 425 1,377 857 53.6
Ulster 750 717 705 2,172 1,564 46.3
Westchester 3,383 3,505 3,622 10,510 10,546 33.2
Region Total 8,418 8,346 8,565 25,329 26,027 32.4
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 1,336 1,290 1,250 3,876 3,144 41.1
Columbia 239 256 249 744 521 47.6
Greene 222 217 188 627 409 51.1
Rensselaer 710 780 745 2,235 1,665 44.7
Saratoga 594 638 664 1,896 2,227 28.4
Schenectady 887 765 837 2,489 1,807 45.9
Region Total 3,988 3,946 3,933 11,867 9,774 40.5
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 273 295 284 852 528 53.8
Herkimer 351 337 316 1,004 663 50.5
Montgomery 272 289 322 883 592 49.7
Otsego 229 238 231 698 531 43.8
Schoharie 107 110 124 341 258 44.1
Region Total 1,232 1,269 1,277 3,778 2,571 49.0
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 367 336 319 1,022 755 45.1
Essex 138 108 110 356 314 37.8
Franklin 292 267 231 790 494 53.3
Hamilton 8 9 8 25 31 26.9
Warren 308 269 271 848 586 48.2
Washington 295 300 285 880 605 48.5
Region Total 1,408 1,289 1,224 3,921 2,786 46.9
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 575 566 556 1,697 2,188 25.9
Lewis 119 119 117 355 339 34.9
St. Lawrence 528 558 479 1,565 1,205 43.3
Region Total 1,222 1,243 1,152 3,617 3,732 32.3
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 432 366 389 1,187 774 51.1
Cortland 236 248 253 737 470 52.3
Madison 311 270 297 878 666 43.9
Oneida 1,387 1,331 1,258 3,976 2,584 51.3
Onondaga 2,517 2,373 2,407 7,297 5,280 46.1
Oswego 694 727 680 2,101 1,311 53.4
Region Total 5,577 5,315 5,284 16,176 11,085 48.6
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 985 985 1,024 2,994 2,083 47.9
Chenango 309 256 277 842 531 52.9
Delaware 218 181 213 612 406 50.2
Tioga 156 153 243 552 509 36.1
Tompkins 368 283 270 921 884 34.7
Region Total 2,036 1,858 2,027 5,921 4,413 44.7
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 583 506 546 1,635 986 55.3
Livingston 187 199 232 618 518 39.8
Monroe 3,642 3,702 3,717 11,061 8,338 44.2
Ontario 401 385 423 1,209 1,052 38.3
Schuyler 81 67 75 223 174 42.7
Seneca 150 166 152 468 377 41.4
Steuben 496 475 475 1,446 1,091 44.2
Wayne 441 439 414 1,294 966 44.7
Yates 105 76 78 259 305 28.3
Region Total 6,086 6,015 6,112 18,213 13,807 44.0
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 189 209 198 596 487 40.8
Cattaraugus 429 436 429 1,294 915 47.1
Chautauqua 710 630 782 2,122 1,408 50.2
Erie 4,483 4,404 4,535 13,422 9,976 44.8
Genesee 269 264 286 819 599 45.6
Niagara 1,055 1,120 1,082 3,257 2,164 50.2
Orleans 223 213 216 652 412 52.8
Wyoming 149 147 141 437 384 37.9
Region Total 7,507 7,423 7,669 22,599 16,345 46.1
New York State 98,132 94,882 94,872 287,886 237,499 40.4

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