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Living Wage for Single Mothers (Riverside County, 2010)

Percent of single mothers with two children making a living wage of at least $24.85 per hour, by race/ethnicity, Riverside County 2010.

  • In Riverside County, more than 3 out of 4 (75.8%) African American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Riverside County, more than 2 out of 3 (67.2%) Asian single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Riverside County, nearly 2 out of3 (60.4%) Native American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Riverside County, nearly 5 out of 6 (83.0%) Latina single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Riverside County, nearly half (42.5%) of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Riverside County, Latina (83.0%) and African American (75.8%) single mothers with two children are much less likely to make a living wage than White single mothers with two children (66.9%).

Riverside County, 2010

African American

Latino

Native American/ Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

White

Percent of Single Mothers with Two Children Making Below a Living  Wage

75.8

83.0

60.4

67.2

42.5

66.9

Number of Single Mothers with Two Children Making Below a Living Wage 4,648 19,858 155 1,068 74 10,215

Definition: The living wage is defined as the hourly wage rate or annual income that a sole provider working full time (2080 hours/yr) must earn to provide his/her family a minimum standard of living, covering costs of food, child care, health insurance, housing, transportation, and other necessities. 

Source: 
Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project, California Department of Public Health
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