Poverty

12.2% of women in Iowa live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

33.9% of female-headed households in Iowa live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

8.4% of women 65 and older in Iowa live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in Iowa typically make $0.78 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in Iowa typically make $0.60 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in Iowa typically make $0.59 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

5.8% of women aged 19-64 in Iowa are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.
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