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U.S. STATES WHERE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN ARE ADOPTED


Rural states in the central and western United States have the highest percentage of their people under 18 who are adopted (versus living with one or both natural parents).

STATE


1. Alaska
2. Wyoming
3. Montana
4. Kansas
4. Oregon
4. South Dakota
4. Vermont
8. Colorado
8. Utah
10. Idaho
10. Nebraska
10. Oklahoma
10. Washington
PERCENTAGE OF
PEOPLE UNDER 18
WHO ARE ADOPTED
3.6
3.1
3.0
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
California and Delaware rank last with 1.8 percent of their children having been adopted. The national average is 2.2 percent.

Source of Data: 2000 U.S. Census.

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