US Overview

U.S. Overview

Women are 51% of the population in the U.S. but make up only:

**NOTE** All figures have been updated to reflect the outcome of the Nov. 3, 2020. Numbers will continue to be updated as additional races are called.

For certain demographics, the numbers are even worse

Women of color, Republican women, young women, and low-income women are especially underrepresented.

Learn more about how demographics affect representation


In 2020 women of color only make up:

In 2020 Republican women only make up:

  • 33% of women serving in the U.S. Senate
  • 24% of women serving in the U.S. House
  • 33% of women serving as governors
  • 31% of women state legislators


Source: Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University (CAWP). Updated October 2019.