US Overview

U.S. Overview

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

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 2021 women of color only make up:

In 2021 Republican women only make up:

  • 20% of female Congressional members
  • 8% of women serving in the U.S. Senate
  • 26% of women serving in the U.S. House
  • 33% of women serving as governors
  • 33% of women state legislators


Sources Consulted: Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University (CAWP)