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Rate of Change by Poverty Population
Lincoln’s population in poverty decreased substantially in 2019, after an increase in 2018
While the number of people in poverty increased in 2018 (37,004 persons), there was a 12% decrease in 2019 (32,564 persons). This is the lowest number of people in poverty in Lincoln since 2008.
- In 2019, there was a decrease in Lincoln’s population living in poverty of 12% from the previous year. This increase represented 4,440 less people in poverty since 2018.
- From 2014 to 2017, there were successive decreases in the rate and number of Lincoln’s population living in poverty, and 2019 continues this decrease.