The U.S. Census Bureau data released in September 2017 shows that many American families are experiencing some real economic gains. Despite this good news, women’s poverty rates continued to be above the poverty rate for men in 2016. More than one in eight women – nearly 16.3 million – and more than one in six children – more than 13.2 million – lived in poverty in 2016. More than half of all children living in poverty lived in families headed by women.

Download the full 2016 snapshot here.