More than one in nine women aged 18 and older – nearly 15.3 million – lived in poverty in 2021. Poverty rates were particularly high for Black women (18.8 percent), and Latinas (17.0 percent). Over 3 in 10 (32.1 percent) female-headed families with children were poor in 2021. Women made up more than 6 in 10 seniors who lived in poverty last year, with the poverty rate for senior women at 11.6 percent.
Click on a state below to see its poverty rate for female-headed families with children, plus poverty rates for women, Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Native women, white women, children, and older women: