Approximately 2,264 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2021, making up 30.7% of all state legislators nationwide.
After the 2020 elections, women legislators reached a historical record of representation. This represents a steady increase over the past three years, with a significant increase in 2018 when women represented 25 percent of legislative bodies.
NOTE: The research is subject to human error and may reflect discrepancies due to legislative vacancies. Information is subject to change throughout the year due to resignations, appointments and special elections.