These 51 fact sheets provide state-specific information on poverty and economic insecurity for women and their families based on NWLC’s analysis of 2010 Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Click on your state below to find statistics on the poverty rates among women and children, the wage gap, health insurance coverage for women and children, and women’s unemployment.

See also our main overview page on the national 2010 Census data released on September 13th, 2011, which found record numbers of women living in poverty and extreme poverty.


Data in Detail

Wage Gap State-by-State

Recent Census data shows that in 2010, women working full-time, year-round continued to be paid less than their male counterparts working full-time, year-round, in every single state in the country. The chart below shows the wage gap state by state.

Poverty Rates State-By-State

This table provides NWLC calculations of state-level poverty rates for women and their families for 2010 based on Census data.

Published On: September 23, 2011Associated Issues: Data on Poverty & IncomePoverty & Economic Security