Asset poverty rate: 17.6%
Average college graduate debt: $26,225
Unbanked households: 2.8%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 5%
Food insecurity: 11.6%
Minimum wage: $9.00
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 27,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 8.3%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 17.1%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 29.2%
Poverty rate: 10.8%
Unemployment rate: 3.2%
High school graduation rate: 89.1%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 90.8%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 55%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 32.4%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 4%
Children in foster care: 4,195
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 26,217
Percent of children in immigrant families: 15%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 28%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 18.1%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.38%
Homeless people: 2,754
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 45,400
Percent renters: 34%
Total households: 771,444
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 273
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 486
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 10,637
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 123,113
EITC recipients: 126,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 5,500
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 28,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 40,171
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 160,271
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 35,833
Participants in all Head Start programs: 5,149
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 13%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 49,000
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 49,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 27%
Senior poverty rate: 7.2%
Women in poverty: 10.9%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Nebraska policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports