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Household Income

Most Lincoln household incomes have not regained pre-Great Recession incomes
Most demographers use median income as the preferred measure of average household income, rather than the mean. This is because very high incomes skew the mean, inflating what the income is for most households.

  • Lincoln’s median household income, even when adjusted to 2018 dollars, has not recovered from 2008 and the Great Recession.
  • Lincoln’s mean household income, when adjusted to 2018 dollars, now exceeds that from pre-2008.