Estimated number of homeless youth in the U.S. by sheltered status 2016-2022

Estimated number of unaccompanied homeless people under the age of 25 in the United States from 2016 to 2022, by sheltered status

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Release date

February 2023


United States

Survey time period

2016 to 2022

Supplementary notes

The number of homeless people is based on point in time estimates, unduplicated one-night estimates of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations. They are carried out nationwide during the last 10 days of January of each year by Continuums of Care (CoC).
Values prior to 2019 taken from previous reports. *Data for 2021 does not include the count of unaccompanied homeless people experiencing unsheltered homelessness due to COVID-19 pandemic-related disruptions.

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