Did you know that 50.5% of residents in Garrett County are women or girls? The Garrett County Commission For Women released their latest report utilizing the most current figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Among their findings the Commission reports that 55.6% of those living below the poverty level are female. Additionally, 36.7% of new births were to women also living in poverty.
Of women with graduate or professional degrees working in the county, they earn roughly 20% less than their male counterparts. Income disparity has become of national concern since many women are heads of households and responsible for children.
The link below shares the full eye-opening report.