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Poverty and Race – Percent

People of color experience higher rates of poverty in Lincoln

Poverty rates vary by race and ethnicity.

  • The rate of poverty among Black/African Americans has dropped from 60% in 2010 to 25% in 2018 (2019 estimates are unavailable) but is still one of the higher rates of poverty among major races/ethnicities in Lincoln.
  • The rate of poverty among Latino/a/Hispanics has decreased from 35% in 2010 to 20% in 2019.
  • Rates of poverty for Whites have held steady at about 12% since 2010 and have been the lowest of all races/ethnicities.

Given Lincoln’s increasingly diverse population, the high poverty rates among people of color are cause for concern.