There are more homeless people living in New York City than any other American city —78,604. Los Angeles is second with 56,257. Seattle places third with 11,199.
Nationwide, 567,715 are considered homeless. That 2019 figure is up 3% from the year before. "The national increase is primarily due to a leap in homelessness in California where it grew 16.4 percent between 2018 and 2019."
Nationwide, 63% of the homeless live in some form of sheltered accommodation. However, once again, things are much different in California. In the Golden State, 71.7% are unsheltered. The state has more than nine times as many unsheltered homeless people as any other state.
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