Homeless Counts in Major U.S. Cities and Counties

 By the Institute for the study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center.  HUD has requested a one-day count of the number of homeless people.  These are the results from January or February 2005.  The first column is the total number of homeless counted.  The second column is the percentage of that population that were homeless for one year or experienced four episodes over the last three years.  The third column is the population of the County or City and the last is the percentage of homeless vs. total population.  These numbers for Cuyahoga County and most cities do not include those living in abandoned buildings, and some cities seem to do more estimating than Cuyahoga County.

 

    City                                Homeless             %                Total               % of

                                           Population     Long Term     Population      Homeless

Detroit, MI

14,827

9%

900,198

1.6%

Orange Co. CA

34,898

70%

2098 million

12%

Washington D.C.

5,518

32%

553,000

1.0%

Boston, MA

5,819

17%

569,000

1.0%

Long Beach, CA

4,475

24%

476,000

0.9%

Los Angeles Co., CA

91,000

42%

9.93 million

0.9%

Hillsborough Co., FL

(Tampa, FL)

9,921

13%

1010 million

0.9%

Pasadena (City), CA

1,217

32%

144,000

0.8%

Multnomah Co., OR

(Portland, OR)

5,104

34%

672,000

0.8%

San Francisco, Co., CA

6,248

28%

744,000

0.8%

Clark County, NV

(includes Las Vegas)

12,198

16%

1,650,671

0.7%

Bernalillo County, NM

(includes Alburquerque)

3,649

20%

593,765

0.6%

Contra Costa Co., CA

6,271

31%

1,009,144

0.6%

DeKalb/Fulton Co. GA

(includes Atlanta)

6,832

9%

1,490,163

0.5%

Baltimore (City), MD

2,904

14%

636,251

0.5%

King Co. (Seattle) WA

8,336

35%

1,777,143

0.5%

Milwaukee (City), WI

2,818

19%

583,624

0.5%

Philadelphia, (Co.) , PA

6,653

7%

1,470,151

0.5%

Santa Clara Co., CA

7,646

35%

1,685,188

0.5%

--Cuyahoga Co, OH

2,208

52%

1,088,971

0.2%

 

 

Copyright: NEOCH Homeless Grapevine; Cleveland, Ohio-December 2205/ Issue 73