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,

55,501 people will sleep in NYC shelters.

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Families

11,839 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

20,822 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Children

17,375 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Adults in Families

17,304 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Women

4,900 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Men

15,922 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Families

Families

11,839 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

17,375 Kids in Families

Children

17,375 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

17,304 Adults in Families

Adults in Families

17,304 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

Single Adults

20,822 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

4,900 Single Women

Single Women

4,900 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

15,922 Single Men

Single Men

15,922 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.