Spotlight: Women and Poverty
Women in Poverty
Poverty Rate by Ethnicity
Distribution of Women in Poverty by Ethnicity
Women as Share of Residents in Poverty by Age
Disparities in poverty rates grows rapidly between the ages of 18 and 35 during the primary childbearing years. It spikes again in older years, in part because women make up a larger share of residents overall in the oldest age bracket due to longer lifespans.
Differences by Family Type
Interactive Poverty Dashboard
Women account for almost two-thirds of the County's residents living in poverty, while the number of women in poverty in Montgomery County increased by nearly 90% over the past decade (2006-2016). To better understand these trends, CountyStat has developed a Poverty & Gender dashboard that provides a deep-dive on the County's poverty data. Use the tabs at the top to browse the different views on the data: (1) overall statistics; (2) the changes over time between 2006 and 2016; (3) the link to family, children, and marital status; and (4) a comparison of the income-to-poverty ratios for a diverse range of groups.