The percentage of babies born to unmarried mothers dipped below 40 percent for the first time in 9 years in 2016.
BUT THE REAL PROBLEM:
However, there were 1,569,796 babies born to unmarried mothers of all colors in America
That made 2016 the 29th straight year (1988-2016) that more than a million babies were born in the United States to unmarried mothers.
Over the past 30 years on record (1987-2016), according to CDC data, there have been 120,777,366 babies born in the United States and 42,015,749 of those babies—or 34.78 percent—were born to unmarried mothers