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Race and Poverty – Percent
Racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of poverty than White non-Hispanic/Latinx persons
Poverty rates vary by race and ethnicity.
- Rates of poverty for Whites have held steady at about 13% since 2009, and have been the lowest of all races/ethnicities.
- The rate of poverty among Blacks/African-Americans has dropped from 60% to 25%, but is still the highest rate of poverty among major races/ethnicities in Lincoln.
Given Lincoln’s increasingly diverse population, the high poverty rates among racial and ethnic minorities are cause for concern.