Women in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on women in the United States

This Statista dossier on women in the United States provides, among other facts, employment figures for women, birth rates, the percentage of single-mother households and the average life expectancy. Additionally, it includes statistics on the gender pay gap, working mothers, women's leisure activities, and the role of women in society.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. population by sex 1980-2016

    • Life expectancy of women in the United States 2016

    • Identifying as a feminist 2017, by country

    • Women on full equality with men and freedom to reach dreams and aspirations 2017

    • Global gender disparity in social, political and economic rights 2017

    • Active advocacy and support for equal opportunities for women 2017

  • 2. Women and career
    • Employment rate - women in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Employed women - number in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Full-time employed women - number in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Part-time employed women - number in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Unemployment level of women in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • U.S. female workforce: unemployment rate 1990-2017

    • U.S. unemployment rate for women: October 2018, seasonally adjusted

    • U.S. female full-time wage and salary workers - Weekly earnings 1979-2017

    • U.S. gender wage gap in 2016, by industry

    • Women who like to set career goals for themselves in the U.S. in 2014

    • Women who agree with the statement that they love their job in 2014

    • Women's satisfaction with their career/job in the U.S. in 2014

    • Women's satisfaction with a new job in the U.S. in 2014

    • Women's satisfaction with their work-life balance in the U.S. in 2014

    • Most important issues facing working women in the U.S. 2014

    • Capability of men and women regarding education and career 2017

  • 3. Mothers
    • Fertility rate in the United States 2016

    • Birth rate by age of mother in the U.S. 2017

    • Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Percentage of single mother households in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of female-headed households 2016

    • Women's satisfaction with having a baby in the U.S. in 2016

    • Women's satisfaction with their life as a parent in the U.S. in 2014

    • Percentage of childless women in the U.S. 2016, by age

  • 4. Women and relationships
    • Marital status of the U.S. population 2017, by sex

    • Number of single-person households in the U.S. 2014, by sex and age

    • Singles in the United States who are not actively dating in 2016, by gender

    • Americans current relationship status in 2017, by gender

    • Duration of Americans current relationship status in 2017, by gender

    • Women's satisfaction with getting engaged/married in the U.S. in 2014

    • Americans' happiness with their current relationship status in 2017, by gender

    • Share of Americans who are in love, by gender

    • Importance of romance in a relationship in the United States in 2017, by gender

  • 5. Women as consumers
    • Women's satisfaction with shopping for themselves in the U.S. in 2014

    • Number of times women do online shopping in the U.S. in 2014

    • Usage of tampons in the U.S. 2018

    • Women's favorite brands of athletic apparel in the United States 2012

    • Favorite fibers to wear by U.S. consumers in 2012, by gender

    • U.S. retail sales value of women's handbags 2012-2018

    • U.S. retail sales value of women's small leather goods 2012-2018

    • Retail sales of the U.S. women's accessories market 2012-2017, by category

    • U.S. women's fragrances unit sales by type 2017

    • Growth of U.S. women's luxury bag sales from 2010 until 2020

    • Number of hours U.S. women spend on fashion or beauty on an average day in 2014

    • Leading cosmetics shopping destinations of female U.S. consumers 2017, by age group

    • Share of U.S. women who buy all-natural beauty products in 2016, by age group

    • Sales of the U.S. women's plus-size apparel market 2013-2016

    • Number of clothing items U.S. women own and don't wear 2017

  • 6. Women's hobbies and leisure activities
    • Hours per day spent on leisure/sports in the U.S. by marital status and gender 2017

    • Hours per day spent on leisure and sports by women in the U.S. 2010-2017, by age

    • Distribution of outdoor activity participants in the U.S. in 2015, by age and gender

    • Number of participants in lacrosse in the U.S. 2017, by level and gender

    • Frequency of zoo visits in the U.S. 2016, by gender

    • Average monthly spend among U.S. crafters on craft items 2016, by gender

    • U.S. daily time spent playing games 2017, by gender

    • Number of hot dogs eaten competitively by women in the U.S. 2011-2018

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