COVID-19 Risks and Vaccine Access for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness: Key Issues to Consider

Appendix Table 1: Demographic Characteristics of People Experiencing Homelessness, 2020
Total # Share of Total Homeless Population
Total 580,466
Individuals 408,891 70%
People in Families 171,575 30%
Shelter Status
Sheltered 354,386 61%
Unsheltered 226,080 39%
Age
Under 18 106,364 18%
Ages 18 to 24 45,243 8%
Over 24 428,859 74%
Gender
Male 352,211 61%
Female 223,578 39%
Transgender 3,161 <1%
Gender Non-Conforming 1,460 <1%
Race
White 280,612 48%
Black or African American 228,796 39%
Asian 7,638 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 18,935 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8,794 2%
Multiple Races 35,680 6%
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic/Non-Latino 450,107 78%
Hispanic/Latino 130,348 22%
Subpopulations
Veterans 37,252 6%
Unaccompanied Youth (Under 25) 34,210 6%
Chronically Homeless 120,323 21%
SOURCE: 2020 Point in Time Estimates of Homelessness In the U.S., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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