Poverty

12.5% of women in Illinois live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

34.1% of female-headed households in Illinois live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

10.2% of women 65 and older in Illinois live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in Illinois typically make $0.81 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in Illinois typically make $0.63 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in Illinois typically make $0.49 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

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