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U.S. states with the highest number of unsheltered homeless children and youth

There were 46,924 unaccompanied homeless children and youth in the United States on a single night in January 2013, roughly 8 percent of the total homeless population.
There were 46,924 unaccompanied homeless children and youth in the United States on a single night in January 2013, roughly 8 percent of the total homeless population.
Department of Housing and Urban Development

These are the 10 states with the highest population unsheltered homeless children and youth as reported in The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. The report is compiled by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Community Planning and Development. The data below was compiled from 2013 "Point-in-Time" Counts".

Point-in-Time Countsare unduplicated 1-night estimates of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations. The 1-night counts are conducted by local planning bodies responsible for coordinating the full range of homelessness services in a geographic area and occur during the last week in January of each year. There were 46,924 unaccompanied homeless children and youth in the United States on a single night in January 2013, roughly 8 percent of the total homeless populatio

According to the AHAR, together California, Florida, and Texas are responsible for 58 percent of all unaccompanied children and youth under 18 in the country.

1. California

15,469

2. Florida

1,542

3. Texas

718

4. New York

3,670

5. Nevada

1,922

6. Oregon

1,204

7. Washington

1,136

8. Georgia

1,113

9. Michigan

1,087

10. Illinois

1,055