Teen Pregnancy Rates by State

In 2019, Pew Research found that the teen birth rate of that year was the lowest it had ever been since the government began collecting the relevant data. But although teen pregnancy rates have precipitously dropped since the turn of the twenty-first century, the United States still has higher teen pregnancy rates than the rest of the developed world. 

Teen pregnancy can cause significant repercussions on health, the economy, and society at large. In teenagers, pregnancies are more likely to lead to miscarriage, illness, stillbirth, and even death. Teen pregnancy is also associated with increased social and financial costs through the short- and long-term effects on teenage parents and their children.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services provides a list of teen pregnancy programs to provide informational assistance to teenagers and adults alike. While most, if not all, agree that better health services should be provided to teenagers in regard to pregnancy, there is a crossover between parental, religious, and state rights that conflict and make the topic controversial.

Learn for yourself how teen pregnancy rates compare by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Teen Pregnancy Rate by State

Alabama

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24.8%

#5 in the US

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92.4%

#14 in the US

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549

#22 in the US

Alaska

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17.7%

#18 in the US

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60.4%

#38 in the US

Arizona

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16.6%

#21 in the US

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1,182

#11 in the US

Arkansas

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27.8%

#1 in the US

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304

#29 in the US

California

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11%

#37 in the US

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89.5%

#25 in the US

Colorado

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12.5%

#35 in the US

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839

#16 in the US

Connecticut

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7.6%

#47 in the US

Delaware

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14.6%

#25 in the US

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96.6%

#7 in the US

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248

#31 in the US

Florida

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15.2%

#23 in the US

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87.3%

#28 in the US

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5,349

#2 in the US

Georgia

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18.2%

#12 in the US

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94.3%

#9 in the US

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2,903

#4 in the US

Hawaii

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13%

#27 in the US

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86.1%

#30 in the US

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196

#33 in the US

Idaho

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14.6%

#26 in the US

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91.5%

#17 in the US

Illinois

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13.6%

#28 in the US

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100%

#1 in the US

Indiana

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18.7%

#13 in the US

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786

#17 in the US

Iowa

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13.3%

#29 in the US

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369

#27 in the US

Kansas

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18.1%

#14 in the US

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82.7%

#34 in the US

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644

#21 in the US

Kentucky

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23.8%

#6 in the US

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93.4%

#12 in the US

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305

#28 in the US

Louisiana

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25.7%

#3 in the US

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752

#18 in the US

Maine

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10.6%

#40 in the US

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97.8%

#5 in the US

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203

#32 in the US

Maryland

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13.1%

#30 in the US

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97%

#6 in the US

Massachusetts

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6.1%

#49 in the US

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91.7%

#18 in the US

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1,334

#10 in the US

Michigan

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13.5%

#31 in the US

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84.8%

#33 in the US

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2,379

#6 in the US

Minnesota

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9.1%

#44 in the US

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90.4%

#20 in the US

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849

#14 in the US

Mississippi

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27.9%

#2 in the US

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85.7%

#32 in the US

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302

#30 in the US

Missouri

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18.8%

#15 in the US

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93%

#13 in the US

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146

#36 in the US

Montana

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13.2%

#32 in the US

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90.3%

#21 in the US

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162

#35 in the US

Nebraska

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15.1%

#24 in the US

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79.8%

#36 in the US

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194

#34 in the US

Nevada

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16.8%

#22 in the US

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710

#19 in the US

New Hampshire

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6.6%

#50 in the US

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96.4%

#8 in the US

New Jersey

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9.2%

#45 in the US

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100%

#2 in the US

New Mexico

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21.9%

#10 in the US

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87.3%

#29 in the US

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529

#23 in the US

New York

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10%

#41 in the US

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99.4%

#3 in the US

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7,105

#1 in the US

North Carolina

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17.3%

#19 in the US

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89.1%

#26 in the US

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2,312

#7 in the US

North Dakota

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13.7%

#33 in the US

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80.4%

#35 in the US

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121

#38 in the US

Ohio

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17.6%

#20 in the US

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92.8%

#15 in the US

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1,800

#8 in the US

Oklahoma

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25%

#4 in the US

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529

#24 in the US

Oregon

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10.1%

#42 in the US

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98%

#4 in the US

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856

#13 in the US

Pennsylvania

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12.6%

#36 in the US

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94.7%

#10 in the US

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2,545

#5 in the US

Rhode Island

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9.4%

#46 in the US

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90.8%

#22 in the US

South Carolina

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19.3%

#11 in the US

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90.7%

#23 in the US

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509

#25 in the US

South Dakota

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18.7%

#16 in the US

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79.1%

#37 in the US

Tennessee

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23.3%

#7 in the US

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86.7%

#31 in the US

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847

#15 in the US

Texas

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22.4%

#8 in the US

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5,147

#3 in the US

Utah

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10.8%

#43 in the US

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90.7%

#24 in the US

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377

#26 in the US

Vermont

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7%

#48 in the US

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92.9%

#16 in the US

Virginia

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13.1%

#34 in the US

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91.9%

#19 in the US

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1,133

#12 in the US

Washington

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11.3%

#38 in the US

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1,679

#9 in the US

West Virginia

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22.5%

#9 in the US

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89.8%

#27 in the US

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123

#37 in the US

Wisconsin

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11.5%

#39 in the US

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94.5%

#11 in the US

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678

#20 in the US

Wyoming

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18.1%

#17 in the US

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0%

#51 in the US