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Living Wage for Single Mothers (Sacramento County, 2010)

Percent of single mothers with two children making a living wage of at least $24.34 per hour, by race/ethnicity, Sacramento County 2010.

  • In Sacramento County, more than 5 out of 6 (84.0%) African American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, nearly 3 out of 4 (71.4%) Asian single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, nearly 8 out of 9 (88.3%) Native American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, nearly 6 out of 7 (85.4%) Latina single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, more than 3 out of 4 (77.5%) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, Native American (88.3%), Latina (85.4%), and African American (84.0%) single mothers with two children are much less likely to make a living wage than White single mothers with two children (67.6%).

Sacramento 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

84.0

85.4

88.3

71.4

77.5

67.6

Number of Single Mothers with Two Children Making Below a Living Wage 8,411 8,808 391 2,766 276 11,107

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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