Uninsured 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. Eight percent of adult homeless shelter users came directly from a psychiatric facility, substance abuse center, or hospital. To measure changes in the size of the population at risk of homelessness for medical reasons we measure the size of the uninsured population. The nation's uninsured population increased from 46,728,637 in 2008 to 47,151,404 in 2009. The interactive map on the left shows the uninsured 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 (42,221 people and a 7 percent increase from 2008 to 2009) is included in the national number, but not shown in the maps below.]
Uninsured Population by State, 2009
Percent Change Uninsured Population, 2008 to 2009