January 14, 2015

Women in State Legislatures, 1971-2015

Year Share of women in state legislatures
1971 4.5%
1973 5.6%
1975 8.0%
1977 9.1%
1979 10.3%
1981 12.1%
1983 13.3%
1985 14.8%
1987 15.7%
1989 17.0%
1991 18.3%
1993 20.5%
1995 20.6%
1997 21.6%
1998 21.8%
1999 22.4%
2000 22.5%
2001 22.4%
2002 22.7%
2003 22.4%
2004 22.5%
2005 22.7%
2006 22.8%
2007 23.5%
2008 23.7%
2009 24.3%
2010 24.5%
2011 23.7%
2012 23.7%
2013 24.2%
2014 24.3%
2015 24.2%

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

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