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Poverty by Education

Poverty rates are higher among those with less educational attainment
  • Lincoln residents with less than a high school diploma had higher poverty rates than those who achieved greater levels of educational attainment:
    • 26% – Did not complete high school
    • 12% – High school graduate or equivalent
    • 10% – Some college, associate’s degree
    • 5% – Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • The poverty rate for those with less than a high school diploma has varied widely in the past decade, and has been quite high in years since the Great Recession.
  • The poverty rate for other educational attainment groups was not greatly impacted by the Great Recession and has remained fairly level for the past decade.