Poverty

11.60% of women in Iowa live in poverty. The national figure is 12.40%.

31.70% of female-headed households in Iowa live in poverty.

National figure: 34.4%

7.70% of women 65 and older in Iowa live in poverty.

National figure: 10.5%

Wage Gap

Women in Iowa typically make $0.79 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.80.

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

National figure: $0.61

Latina women in Iowa typically make $0.58 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.53

Health Insurance

5.70% of women aged 18-64 in Iowa are uninsured. Nationally, 10.80% are uninsured.
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