District of Columbia

Poverty

18.2% of women in District of Columbia live in poverty. The national figure is 12.8%.

42.1% of single mothers in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

14.2% of women 65 and older in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

Women in District of Columbia typically make $0.86 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.80.

Black women in District of Columbia typically make 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in District of Columbia typically make 48 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

3.3% of women aged 18-64 in District of Columbia are uninsured. Nationally, 10.6% are uninsured.

It's time for change, and we must act now. Time's up.