More than one in nine women aged 18 and older – over 15.5 million – lived in poverty in 2022. Poverty rates were particularly high for Black women (16.6 percent) and Latinas (16.8 percent). Over 3 in 10 (32.0 percent) families headed by single women with children were poor in 2022. Women made up 6 in 10 seniors who lived in poverty last year, with the poverty rate for senior women at 11.2 percent.
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