Washington Area Women's Foundation

New Data Show Increase in Poverty for DC-area Women & Girls

The 2010 American Community Survey has just been released and The Women’s Foundation has already identified grim statistics related to women, girls and poverty in our region.  Unfortunately, the number of women and girls living below the poverty line continues to rise: more than 202,000 live in poverty, up from 177,000 the previous year.  Click here for a pdf copy of the fact sheet.

2010 Poverty Fact Sheet Women and Girls