More foreign born people living in Nebraska

Census data from last year suggest there are more foreign-born people living in Nebraska.

The American Community Survey says that in 2009, there were nearly 106,200 foreign-born people in the state, compared with nearly 97,700 in 2008.

That was a jump of around 8,500 in one year, compared with a decline of about 1,000 a year for the three years previous.

The survey also says the Nebraska poverty rate rose to 12.3 percent last year, compared with 10.8 percent in 2008.

The American Community Surveys are based on statistical sampling, and the 2009 survey has a 90 percent confidence level: The results are accurate to a meaningful degree 90 percent of the time.