The U.S. Homeless Population Mapped
In the U.S., there are above half a million people enduring homelessness.
Overall, 66.7% of the Americans’ whole homeless population is single people, with the leftover 33.3% being families. In current years, homelessness grew nationwide by almost 1%.
About 35% (just under 200 thousand) are found sleeping unsheltered on streets in places not meant for human habitation (abandoned houses, cars, sidewalks, parks). At the same time, above 350 thousand sheltered homeless people are found in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs.
Homeless Population by State 2020