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State: District of Columbia

Poverty

13.10% of women in District of Columbia live in poverty. The national figure is 11.80%.

27.6% of single mothers in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 32.0%

16.4% of women 65 and older in District of Columbia live in poverty.

National figure: 11.2%

Wage Gap

Women in District of Columbia typically make $0.84 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84.

Black women in District of Columbia typically make 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.69

Latina women in District of Columbia typically make 64 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.57

Source: Figures for women overall by state are based on 2022 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. Figures for Black women and Latinas by state are based on 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Health Insurance

2.70% of women aged 19-64 in District of Columbia are uninsured. Nationally, 9.30% are uninsured.

2.5% of women of reproductive age (19-54) in District of Columbia are uninsured. 

National figure: 9.9%

8.7% of women in District of Columbia reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 10.3%