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Rate of homelessness in the U.S. by state 2018

Estimated rate of homelessness in the United States in 2018, by state (per 100,000 population)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Rate of homelessness in the U.S. by state 2018 Washington, D.C. had the highest estimated rate of homelessness in the United States, with 983 homeless individuals per 100,000 of the population. Mississippi had the lowest estimated rate of homelessness, with 45 people per 100,000 of the population.
Estimating homelessness

Homelessness is extremely difficult to estimate in the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development performs nationwide point-in-time counts every January, where the number of homeless individuals in homeless shelters and on the streets are counted one by one. While this gives the government a good estimate of how many homeless people there are, the actual number is likely much higher, as some homeless individuals stay with family and friends or in hotels rather than on the street.

Homeless veterans

Unfortunately, the number of homeless veterans in the United States is also quite high. There are many causes of homelessness among veterans of the U.S. military, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse problems, and a lack of affordable housing.
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Estimated rate of homelessness in the United States in 2018, by state (per 100,000 population)

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