Just A Nobody
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Repost of some statistics I found, these were taken three years ago and the numbers surely have risen since:
While browsing the Internet, I came across a blog that contained some interesting information about homelessness in a part of the US:
In January 2005, an estimated 744,313 people experienced homelessness in the United States. In Idaho there are estimated to be 5,092 homeless people in shelters and 332 without shelter, giving Idaho one of the highest rates of homelessness per capita. The national average is 0.30% of the total population. Idaho's average is 0.38%. In comparison, Utah's average is only 0.13%.
56 percent of homeless people counted were living in shelters and transitional housing and, shockingly, 44 percent were unsheltered.
59 percent of homeless people counted were single adults and 41 percent were persons living in families.
In total, 98,452 homeless families were counted.
23 percent of homeless people were reported as chronically homeless, which, according to HUD’s definition, means that they are homeless for long periods or repeatedly and have a disability.
A number of states had high rates of homelessness, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington State. In addition, Washington, DC had a high rate of homeless people.