Number of Homeless People in NYC Shelters Each Night

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Source: NYC Department of Homeless Services and Human Resources Administration and NYCStat shelter census reports

*For data through September 2011, figures for homeless families, children, and adult family members reflect end-of-month census data.
All numbers for families after September 2011 and for homeless single adults (men and women) for all months reflect average daily census data.

TONIGHT,

59,246 people will sleep in NYC shelters.

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Families

14,218 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

12,165 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Children

25,150 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Adults in Families

21,931 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Women

3,205 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Men

8,960 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Families

Families

14,218 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

25,150 Kids in Families

Children

25,150 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

21,931 Adults in Families

Adults in Families

21,931 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

Single Adults

12,165 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

3,205 Single Women

Single Women

3,205 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

8,960 Single Men

Single Men

8,960 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.