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Census tract Poverty map

Extreme poverty neighborhoods in Lincoln, 2012 to 2017

Extreme poverty neighborhoods are characterized by higher unemployment rates, high numbers of college students, higher numbers of racial/ethnic minorities, and lower educational attainment compared to Lincoln as a whole.

Although each of the extreme poverty neighborhoods has a unique profile, as of 2017 there were some similarities:


  • All of them have an unemployment rate ranging from 6% to 13%, which is higher than the average for Lincoln as a whole (4%).
  • Three of them (5, 7, 19) have a high school graduation rate lower than the average rate for Lincoln as a whole (22%).
  • Among individuals aged 18-24, four of them (4, 5, 6, 19) had higher numbers of individuals enrolled in college or graduate school than Lincoln overall.
  • Among the population 25 years or older, all but one Census Tract (19) had lower rates of those with a bachelor’s degree compared to the average rate for Lincoln as a whole (24%).
  • All but one Census Tract (19) had a higher percentage of racial/ethnic minorities than Lincoln overall.