Unsheltered Homeless Population by State - State of Homelessness 2011


Interactive Tool | January 10, 2011

Files: Chapter One on Homeless Counts| PDF | 10 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. Despite the reality that most people experiencing homelessness are in shelters or transitional housing programs, roughly 4 in 10 homeless people are found to be unsheltered during annual counts. The nation's unsheltered population increased from 249,493 in 2008 to 252,821 in 2009, an increase of 3,328 people. The interactive map on the left shows the unsheltered homeless 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 (321 people and 15 percent decrease from 2008 to 2009) and Puerto Rico (2,745 people and 25 percent increase) are included in the national number, but not shown in the maps below.]
Unsheltered Homeless People, 2009
Percent Change Unsheltered Homelessness, 2008 to 2009