Women in families,* living below the poverty level, by household type, 2003 (vertical bar chart): All women, 9.5%; Women in married couple families, 5.2%; Women in female-headed households, 24.4%.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Current Population Survey, 2004 Annual Social and Economic Supplement. Available from: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2004/index.html

*A group of 2 or more people related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together.