Poverty

16.6% of women in District of Columbia live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

34.9% of female-headed households in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

18.6% of women 65 and older in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in District of Columbia typically make $0.87 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in District of Columbia typically make $0.51 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in District of Columbia typically make $0.50 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

3.3% of women aged 19-64 in District of Columbia are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.
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