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Newcomer Age Groups

Lincoln newcomers are young, White adults with higher rates of poverty
For the past five years, on average, almost half (44%) of newcomers to Lincoln have been young adults between 18 and 24 years of age.

  • The influx of young people may be attributable to Lincoln’s multiple post-secondary institutions.
  • Approximately 70% of newcomers to Lincoln were White non-Hispanic/Latinx.
  • The proportion of White non-Hispanic/Latinx newcomers has remained steady since 2011.

Newcomers to Lincoln have twice the percentage of people living below the poverty threshold (28%) than those who have lived in Lincoln longer than one year (13%).1


1. In 2018, the poverty threshold was $25,465 for a family of four that included two related children less than 18 years of age.