Where are women winning? In state legislatures.

Fewer than one in five members of Congress is a woman -- and that's actually a record high.


Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., second from left, walks through a gauntlet of supporters as she arrives at the Secretary of State's office Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Concord, N.H., to file papers for her candidacy papers for re-election. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

But one place where women are faring better is in state legislatures. Across the nation, nearly one-quarter (24.2 percent) of all state legislators are women, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

But that number also varies widely by state and by party.

There are nearly twice as many female Democrats in state legislatures (1,113) as female Republicans (636), and blue states elect far more women than red states. (Though it should be noted that Republicans have narrowed the gap in recent years.)

And while 41 percent of state legislators in Colorado are women, just 12.5 percent are in Louisiana.

So how does your state fare? Below is a look at which states have the highest percentages of women representing them.

 

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And here's all the data, courtesy of NCSL:

State Women in lower chamber Women in Senate Total % Women in legislature
Alabama 15 5 20 14.30%
Alaska 12 4 16 26.70%
Arizona 19 13 32 35.60%
Arkansas 17 6 23 17.00%
California 20 12 32 26.70%
Colorado 28 13 41 41.00%
Connecticut 45 8 53 28.30%
Delaware 10 6 16 25.80%
Florida 29 12 41 25.60%
Georgia 45 8 53 22.50%
Hawaii 16 8 24 31.60%
Idaho 22 6 28 26.70%
Illinois 40 15 55 31.10%
Indiana 22 8 30 20.00%
Iowa 25 10 35 23.30%
Kansas 29 12 41 24.80%
Kentucky 19 6 25 18.10%
Louisiana 14 4 18 12.50%
Maine 47 8 55 29.60%
Maryland 46 11 57 30.30%
Massachusetts 37 12 49 24.50%
Michigan 24 4 28 18.90%
Minnesota 45 23 68 33.80%
Mississippi 22 8 30 17.20%
Missouri 38 5 43 21.80%
Montana 30 10 40 26.70%
Nebraska Unicameral 10 10 20.40%
Nevada 13 4 17 27.00%
New Hampshire 128 9 137 32.30%
New Jersey 26 10 36 30.00%
New Mexico 26 6 32 28.60%
New York 34 11 45 21.10%
North Carolina 28 9 37 21.80%
North Dakota 16 8 24 17.00%
Ohio 23 8 31 23.50%
Oklahoma 16 4 20 13.40%
Oregon 20 7 27 30.00%
Pennsylvania 37 8 45 17.80%
Rhode Island 21 9 30 26.50%
South Carolina 21 1 22 12.90%
South Dakota 18 6 24 22.90%
Tennessee 16 7 23 17.40%
Texas 32 7 39 21.50%
Utah 12 5 17 16.30%
Vermont 65 8 73 40.60%
Virginia 17 7 24 17.10%
Washington 30 18 48 32.70%
West Virginia 21 1 22 16.40%
Wisconsin 25 9 34 25.80%
Wyoming 12 2 14 15.60%
Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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