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Measuring Progress

 

CAWP has been crunching the numbers, and here are some fun facts, with appreciation to Harper's Index:

New record number of women who will serve in US Senate: 20
New record number of women who will serve in US House: 78
Overall percentage of women in Congress: 18.3
Record number of new women US House members, set in 1992: 24
Number of new women US House members elected in 2012: 19
Number of states in 112th Congress with all-male delegations: 19
Number of states in 113th Congress with all-male delegations: 14
States that elected a woman to the Senate for the first time: 
HI, MA, WI, ND
States with all-male delegations in the 112th Congress that elected women in 2012: AZ, IN, NE, NM, ND
States that have still never sent a woman to Congress: 
DE, IA, MS, VT
States that will have more women in the 113th Congress than the 112th: 
CT, HI, IL, MA, MO, NH, WA
States that will have fewer women in the 113th Congress than the 112th: 
CA, NY, NC, OH 
Record number of women of color who will serve in US House: 28
Percentage of women of color among all women in US House: 36 
Percentage of men of color among all men in US House: 16 
Average age of new women members of the US House: 53
Average age of new male members of the US House: 49
Average age of new women members of the Senate: 59
Average age of new male members of the Senate: 50
Newly elected women in US House and Senate with children under 18: 1
Newly elected men in US House and Senate with children under 18: 36
Percentage of new US House men who have previously held elected office: 58 
Percentage of new US House women who have previously held elected office: 74 
Previous ranking in the world of percentage of women in elected office in US:
82nd
Projected new ranking in the world of percentage of women in elected office in US: 79th

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