January 14, 2015

Women in the U.S. House, 1965-2015

Date Women in the U.S. House
1965 2.3%
1967 2.5%
1969 2.3%
1971 2.8%
1973 3.2%
1975 4.1%
1977 4.1%
1979 3.7%
1981 4.1%
1983 4.8%
1985 5.1%
1987 5.3%
1989 5.7%
1991 6.4%
1993 10.8%
1995 10.8%
1997 11.7%
1999 12.9%
2001 13.6%
2003 13.6%
2005 14.9%
2007 16.3%
2009 17.0%
2011 16.6%
2013 17.9%
2015 19.3%

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University and U.S. House of Representatives

Note: Shows the share of female representatives at the outset of each term of Congress. Does not include delegates from the U.S. territories or District of Columbia.

Pew Research Center