Doubled Up People by State - State of Homelessness 2011

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Interactive Tool | January 10, 2011

Files: Chapter Three on Demographics| PDF | 8 pages

The Alliance report, State of Homelessness in America, documents the 2009 levels and 2008 to 2009 changes in homelessness and related economic and demographic indicators. One of the most common living situations prior to entering homelessness is living with friends or family due to economic need, known as doubling up. The Alliance defines doubled up as a low-income individual or member of a family who is living with friends, extended family, or other non-relatives due to economic hardship. The nation's doubled up population increased from 5,402,075 in 2008 to 6,037,256 in 2009, an increase of 635,181 people. The interactive map on the left shows the doubled up population in 2009, and the map on the right shows the change in this population from 2008 to 2009 in each state. [The District of Columbia (19,950 people and 59 percent increase from 2008 to 2009) is included in the national number, but not shown in the maps below.]
Doubled Up People, 2009
Percent Change Doubled Up People, 2008 to 2009