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Homelessness / Poverty Statistics

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Homeless Poverty StatisticsData
Number of homeless people in the US1,750,000
Average monthly income for a homeless individual$348
Percent of homeless that do not get enough to eat daily28 %
Percent of homeless that did paid work during the past month44 %
Percent of homeless that have problems with alcohol, drug abuse, or mental illness66 %
Percent of homeless persons that have been sexually assaulted7 %
Percent of homeless that have been homeless for more than two (2) years30 %
Percent of homeless women that are unaccompanied / have no partner40 %
Percent of homeless women claim to have been abused within the past year.25 %
Percent of homeless women who claim domestic abuse as the reason for their homelessness22 %
Percent of homeless population that are Veterans / Vets40 %
Percent of homeless persons who are employed25 %
Number of Americans who now live in hunger or on the edge of hunger31,000,000
Percent of people in a soup kitchen line who are children20 %
Number of families who are lodging nightly in city shelters in New York City6,252
Number of children in the U.S. who live below poverty level.12,000,000
Annual number of food stamp recipients who are children9,300,000
Percent of cities surveyed that identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness46 %
Percent of the adult homeless population that suffer from a severe and persistent mental illness22 %
Percent of homeless persons who have a mental illness that requires institutionalization6 %
Demographic make-up of the homeless populationPercent
Single Men44 %
Single Women13 %
Families with Children36 %
Unaccompanied Minors7 %
Racial breakdown of homeless populationPercent
African-American50 %
White35 %
Hispanic12 %
Native American2 %
Asian1 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 31, 2017

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