Poverty

12.9% of women in California live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

31.9% of female-headed households in California live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

11.9% of women 65 and older in California live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in California typically make $0.88 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in California typically make $0.61 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in California typically make $0.42 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

8.6% of women aged 19-64 in California are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.
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