It's Giving Tuesday! Your donation today will be DOUBLED to help protect women and girls from sexual violence, defend their rights to health care, and secure equality in the workplace and schools!

Donate now

All Topics

State: Tennessee

Poverty

14.00% of women in live in poverty. The national figure is 11.70%.

41.0% of single mothers in Tennessee live in poverty.

National figure: 35.6%

10.6% of women 65 and older in Tennessee live in poverty.

National figure: 10.6%

Wage Gap

Women in typically make $0.81 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84.

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

National figure: $0.63

Latina women in Tennessee typically make 53 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

12.30% of women aged 19-64 in are uninsured. Nationally, 10.00% are uninsured.

12.0% of women of reproductive age (18-54) in Tennessee are uninsured. 

National figure: 11.3%

16.2% of women in Tennessee reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 13.3%