May 20, 2022

U.S Census Roundup of Facts/Data Resources For Women’s History: March 2019

From the U.S. Census:

The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. The first Women’s Day Celebration in the United States was also in New York City in 1909, but Congress did not establish National Women’s History Week until 1981 to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation.

The page includes:

Fast Facts 


165.3 million

The number of females in the United States as of July 2017. The number of males was 160.4 million.

Links to Census Data


  • Percentage of women in select occupations
  • Percentage of women in STEM occupations
  • Female-to-male earnings ratio
  • Women enrolled in undergraduate and graduate schools
  • Historical Reported Voting Rates of Women


Educational Attainment of Women by Race[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

and Much More.

Direct to Women’s History Month: March 2019 (Fast Facts and Data) From the U.S. Census

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