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Per Capita Income

Lincoln’s low cost of living does not fully compensate for workers’ lower per capita incomes
Adjusting per capita income by cost of living provides an indicator of relative buying power and recognizes that a dollar of income in Lincoln has more buying power than a dollar of income in other areas of the U.S.

  • Since 2011, adjusting for Lincoln’s low cost of living has not made up for Lincoln’s low per capita income.
  • In 2018, Lincoln trailed the national average per capita income by $3,682.