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Children in Poverty
The percentage of Lincoln’s children in poverty remains below the Great Recession levels
Children who live in poverty face tougher odds for achievement than do other children. Children who live in poverty for at least half of their childhoods are more likely to leave high school without a diploma and more likely to be an unwed teen parent when compared with people who were never poor as children.2
- In 2010, 22% of Lincoln’s children (12,864 persons under age 18) lived in poverty.
- In 2019, 12% of Lincoln’s children (7,537 persons under age 18) lived in poverty, marking a 41% decrease from 2010 in the number of children living in poverty.
2. Fiester, L. (2013). Early warning confirmed: A research update on third-grade reading. Baltimore, MD: Annie E Casey Foundation.