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Extreme poverty Census Tracts in Lincoln, 2016 to 2020

The three extreme poverty Census Tracts differ from each other, but are characterized by higher unemployment rates, high or average numbers of college students, and lower or average educational attainment compared to Lincoln as a whole.

Although each of the extreme poverty neighborhoods has a unique profile, there were some similarities:

  • All three Census Tracts have an unemployment rate ranging from 6% to 10%, which is higher than the average for Lincoln as a whole (4%).
  • Among individuals aged 18-24, Tracts 19 and 5 had higher numbers of individuals enrolled in college or graduate school than Lincoln overall.
    • Tract 4 had a similar rate of college enrollment as Lincoln overall.
  • Tract 4 had a high school graduation rate (79%) lower than the average rate for Lincoln as a whole (93%).
    • Tracts 19 and 5 had high school graduation rates in line with the Lincoln average.
  • Tracts 4 and 5 had a higher percentage of people of color than Lincoln overall.
    • Tract 19 had a slightly higher White population than Lincoln overall.