Representativeness of Women State Legislators by Race/Ethnicity and State

Data updated as of May 2024 

The graphs below present the most current data on women state legislators by race and ethnicity in comparison to each state’s relative populations across racial and ethnic categorizations, according to the U.S. Census. Providing information on the representation of women across various racial/ethnic categories allows for a more detailed assessment of women’s political status in elected office. For more information on CAWP's historical and current collection of race/ethnicity data, including women’s representation in states throughout different levels of office, including national statistics, please see the Women Officeholders by Race and Ethnicity page.

Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and the United States Census Bureau: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: April 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022 (SC-EST2022-SR11H).