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State: Kentucky

Poverty

16.70% of women in live in poverty. The national figure is 11.70%.

47.4% of single mothers in Kentucky live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

13.4% of women 65 and older in Kentucky live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

Women in typically make $0.79 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84.

Black women in Kentucky typically make 67 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in Kentucky typically make 58 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Source: Figures for women overall by state are based on 2021 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. Figures for Black women and Latinas by state are based on 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Health Insurance

6.00% of women aged 19-64 in are uninsured. Nationally, 10.00% are uninsured.

6.3% of women of reproductive age (18-54) in Kentucky are uninsured. 

National figure: 11.3%

12.1% of women in Kentucky reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 13.3%