One in 5 Black women and almost as many Hispanic women live in poverty across the South: Poverty rates in the South by gender and race/ethnicity, 2019

Race/ethnicity Men Women
White 8.2% 10.8%
Black 15.7% 20.0%
Hispanic 12.4% 18.5%
AAPI 8.7% 9.6%

Notes: White is non-Hispanic white, while Hispanic can be of any race. AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander.

Source: EPI analysis of the 2019 American Community Survey.

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