How many homeless are there in Orange County?  
2011 Homeless Census and Survey Findings

There was a 17% decrease in the number of homeless individuals counted in the 2011 Homeless Census from 2009.

  • 6,939 homeless individuals were estimated during the 2011 point-in-time count.
  • It is estimated that 18,325 unduplicated persons experience homelessness annually in Orange County. » Based on the United States Census 2010 population profile, this annual estimate of homelessness represented approximately 0.6% of Orange County’s total population of 3,010,232 people.


Number of Homeless in the Country?

There are 633,782 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.

  • Of that number, 239,403 are people in families, and
  • 392,945 are individuals.
  • Slightly fewer than 16 percent of the homeless population are considered "chronically homeless,"and
  • About 10 percent of the homeless population - 62,619 - are veterans.

    These numbers come from point-in-time counts, which are conducted, community by community, on a single night in January every other year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to submit this data every other year in order to qualify for federal homeless assistance funds. Many communities conduct counts more regularly.

The above numbers are provided by the National Alliance to End Homelessness

There are 1.1 million homeless students in U.S. Public Schools (does not include infants and toddlers). California alone has 248,904.   Source: Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homeless 

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