The U.S. Census Bureau released data Tuesday that shows that Americans are having babies at an accelerating rate.
The Bureau said that babies born to single mothers have grown at a faster rate than babies born in cohabiting relationships.
The report also shows that births in the U.C.M.B.I. report is the highest since 1990, when there were 6.9 million babies born.
It also shows a decrease in the birth rate for single mothers.
The rate has dropped from 1.6 per 1,000 women in 1990 to 1.1 in 2015.
For single mothers, births are up about 6 percent from the previous year, and births in co-habiting couples are up 2.7 percent.
In 2016, 6.1 percent of all births in America were to cohabited mothers.
This year, that number is 2.6 percent.
The Census Bureau said it is not possible to predict exactly when each state will start having babies, but the first births are expected to occur in 2017.
The number of births in U.L.A. is up 5 percent from last year, the Census Bureau report said.
The most common reason for the increase is a rise in births in states with higher percentages of African American, Hispanic and Latino women.More: