Join Our Network

Follow Us:

  • RSS

Living Wage for Single Mothers (San Diego County, 2010)

Percent of single mothers with two children making a living wage of at least $26.44 per hour, by race/ethnicity, San Diego County 2010.

  • In San Diego County, nearly 5 out of 6 (82.0%) African American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, nearly 2 out of 3 (66.0%) Asian single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, nearly 7 out of 8 (87.4%) Native American single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, nearly 7 out of 8 (87.4%) Latina single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, more than 2 out of 3 (67.9%) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander single mothers with two children make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, Native American (87.4%), Latina (87.4%), and African American (82.0%) single mothers with two children are much less likely to make a living wage than White single mothers with two children (64.8%).

San Diego 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

82.0

87.4

87.4

66.0

83.5

64.8

Number of Single Mothers with Two Children Making Below a Living Wage 5,701 27,611 277 3,072 278 15,747

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
Demographics: 
Topics: