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State: Louisiana

Poverty

19.40% of women in Louisiana live in poverty. The national figure is 11.80%.

44.2% of single mothers in Louisiana live in poverty.

National figure: 32%

16.9% of women 65 and older in Louisiana live in poverty.

National figure: 11.2%

Wage Gap

Women in Louisiana typically make $0.75 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84.

Black women in Louisiana typically make 49 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.69

Latina women in Louisiana typically make 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.57

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

7.80% of women aged 19-64 in Louisiana are uninsured. Nationally, 9.30% are uninsured.

8.2% of women of reproductive age (19-54) in Louisiana are uninsured. 

National figure: 9.9%

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

National figure: 10.3%