Which States Have The Smallest Gender Gap In STEM Occupations?

Women are still underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, but the STEM gender gap varies depending on which state you work in.

This map shows, based on US census data, how many men are in STEM (computer, engineering, and science) occupations for every 1 woman in each state.

Maryland has the smallest STEM gender gap with 2.1 men for every 1 woman working in STEM occupations, whereas the state with the largest STEM gender gap is Utah with 4.5 men for every 1 woman working in STEM professions.

Which States Have The Smallest Gender Gap In STEM Occupations?

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#1 Maryland

  • Women: 84,450
  • Men: 178,777
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.1 men

#2 Massachusetts

  • Women: 77,028
  • Men: 189,977
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.5 men

#3 Montana

  • Women: 6,037
  • Men: 15,112
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.5 men

#4 Rhode Island

  • Women: 7,241
  • Men: 18,631
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.6 men

#5 Delaware

  • Women: 7,276
  • Men: 18,854
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.6 men

#6 New York

  • Women: 116,508
  • Men: 302,008
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.6 men

#7 Virginia

  • Women: 87,327
  • Men: 229,462
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.6 men

#8 North Carolina

  • Women: 61,488
  • Men: 162,417
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.6 men

#9 Vermont

  • Women: 4,635
  • Men: 12,393
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.7 men

#10 Minnesota

  • Women: 47,139
  • Men: 127,548
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.7 men

#11 Missouri

  • Women: 34,913
  • Men: 94,851
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.7 men

#12 Pennsylvania

  • Women: 82,981
  • Men: 230,093
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#13 New Jersey

  • Women: 71,770
  • Men: 200,146
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#14 Maine

  • Women: 7,312
  • Men: 20,445
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#15 Arkansas

  • Women: 11,199
  • Men: 31,379
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#16 Connecticut

  • Women: 28,309
  • Men: 79,347
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#17 Georgia

  • Women: 58,239
  • Men: 163804
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#18 South Dakota

  • Women: 4,136
  • Men: 11,688
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.8 men

#19 California

  • Women: 280,615
  • Men: 807,245
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#20 Mississippi

  • Women: 9,049
  • Men: 26,062
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#21 North Dakota

  • Women: 3,971
  • Men: 11,485
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#22 Tennessee

  • Women: 29,910
  • Men: 86,704
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#23 Iowa

  • Women: 18,152
  • Men: 52,974
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#24 Nevada

  • Women: 10,857
  • Men: 31,716
  • For every 1 woman there are: 2.9 men

#25 South Carolina

  • Women: 22,470
  • Men: 66,689
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#26 Illinois

  • Women: 79,685
  • Men: 237,583
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#27 Colorado

  • Women: 48,317
  • Men: 144,303
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#28 Wisconsin

  • Women: 36,536
  • Men: 109,132
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#29 Florida

  • Women: 84,984
  • Men: 256,014
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#30 Alaska

  • Women: 4,881
  • Men: 14,844
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.0 men

#31 New Mexico

  • Women: 11,982
  • Men: 36,689
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#32 Nebraska

  • Women: 10,443
  • Men: 32,132
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#33 Oregon

  • Women: 26,210
  • Men: 81,364
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#34 Ohio

  • Women: 63,997
  • Men: 199,257
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#35 Hawaii

  • Women: 6,835
  • Men: 21,448
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#36 Alabama

  • Women: 22,292
  • Men: 70,052
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.1 men

#37 Kansas

  • Women: 16,421
  • Men: 52,769
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.2 men

#38 Kentucky

  • Women: 16,205
  • Men: 52,305
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.2 men

#39 Arizona

  • Women: 35,681
  • Men: 116,382
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#40 Washington

  • Women: 58,942
  • Men: 192,871
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#41 West Virginia

  • Women: 6,913
  • Men: 22,642
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#42 Louisiana

  • Women: 17,616
  • Men: 57,904
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#43 Indiana

  • Women: 30,041
  • Men: 99,425
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#44 Texas

  • Women: 148,263
  • Men: 494,234
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.3 men

#45 Wyoming

  • Women: 2,555
  • Men: 8,623
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.4 men

#46 Michigan

  • Women: 57,067
  • Men: 192,675
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.4 men

#47 Oklahoma

  • Women: 15,545
  • Men: 52,831
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.4 men

#48 New Hampshire

  • Women: 10,310
  • Men: 38,469
  • For every 1 woman there are: 3.7 men

#49 Idaho

  • Women: 7,229
  • Men: 28,793
  • For every 1 woman there are: 4.0 men

#50 Utah

  • Women: 14,949
  • Men: 67,275
  • For every 1 woman there are: 4.5 men

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Community Survey data

2 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    July 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

    This is interesting. Can you include D.C.? We are not a state (yet!), but our population is bigger than some states.

    • Nate

      July 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Just so you know, we did run the original numbers with DC included. If DC was included it would be #1 =)

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