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State: Missouri

Poverty

13.50% of women in live in poverty. The national figure is 11.70%.

37.6% of single mothers in Missouri live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

9.8% of women 65 and older in Missouri live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

Women in typically make $0.80 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84 .

Black women in Missouri typically make 68 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in Missouri typically make 60 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

12.20% of women aged 19-64 in are uninsured. Nationally, 10.00% are uninsured.

12.8% of women of reproductive age (18-54) in Missouri are uninsured. 

National figure: 11.3%

17.1% of women in Missouri reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 13.3%