Prepared 2010 poverty fact sheet for the Washington Area Women's Foundation

Urban–Greater DC   (Washington, D.C.)

September 2011

This fact sheet, prepared for the Washington Area Women's Foundation, updates poverty data presented last year to coincide with the release of the Portrait of Women and Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area report. Estimates are from the 2010 American Community Survey and document the increase in poverty rates for women and girls throughout the region, the high levels of poverty in the District of Columbia, and the dramatic growth in numbers of poor women and girls in suburban Prince George's County, Maryland.