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United States: Homeless Individuals 2015-18

 

Definition: Homeless individuals are people who are not part of a family with children during their episode of homelessness. They are homeless as single adults, unaccompanied youth, or in multiple-adult or multiple-child households.

Point in Time National Estimates of Homeless Individuals by Sheltered Status
Status 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All Homeless Individuals 358,422 100% 355,212 100% 369,081 100% 372,417 100%
Sheltered Homeless Individuals 205,616 57% 198,008 56% 193,144 52% 194,340 52%
Unsheltered Homeless Individuals 152,806 43% 157,204 44% 175,937 48% 178,077 48%
All Homeless Individuals by Age
Age Group 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All Ages 358,422 100% 355,212 100% 369,081 100% 372,417 100%
Under 18 4,886 1% 4,113 1% 5,110 1.4% 4,291 1.2%
18-24 Years 34,909 10% 33,851 10% 38,030 10.3% 34,132 9.2%
25 Years and Older 318,627 89% 317,248 89% 325,941 88.3% 333,994 89.7%
Percent of Homeless Individuals in Each Age Category by Sheltered Status
Status 2015 2016 2017 2018
Under 18 18-24 Years 25 Years and Older Under 18 18-24 Years 25 Years and Older Under 18 18-24 Years 25 Years and Older Under 18 18-24 Years 25 Years and Older
All Homeless Individuals 1.4% 9.7% 88.9% 1.2% 9.5% 89.3% 1.4% 10.3% 88.3% 1.2% 9.2% 89.7%
Sheltered Individuals 1.2% 9.5% 89.3% 1.2% 9.3% 89.5% 1.2% 9.3% 89.5% 1.1% 9.0% 89.9%
Unsheltered Individuals 1.6% 10.1% 88.3% 1.1% 9.9% 89.1% 1.6% 11.4% 87.0% 1.2% 9.4% 89.5%
Source:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)