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Homeless Statistics

Demographics

The 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress estimates that persons in families account for 37% of the total homeless population. Among the remaining two-thirds of persons who were homeless as singles, about half were in shelters and half were living in some location not meant for habitation such as the street or an abandoned building.

US Homeless Statistics by State

State # of Homeless % of Population
New York 61,067 0.31%
California (1) 133,129 0.36%
Washington. D.C (2) 6,228 1.03%
Georgia 20,360 0.21%
Illinois 14,055 0.11%
Maryland 11,698 0.21%
Texas 36,761 0.15%
Kansas (3) 1,892 0.07%
Wyoming (4) 515 0.09%

1 largest number of homeless

2 largest per capita homeless

3 smallest per capita homeless

4 smallest number of homeless

Sources: National Alliance to End Homelessness and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development