Explore the Data

Economy & Workforce > Household Income

Household Income

Lincoln household incomes are comparable to pre-Great Recession levels

Lincoln’s median household income, when adjusted to 2019 dollars, appears to have now recovered from 2008 and the Great Recession. 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.

  • In 2019, Lincoln’s median household income was $59,228.
  • In 2019, Lincoln’s mean household income was $81,029.