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,

58,089 people will sleep in NYC shelters.

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Families

13,046 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

19,504 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Children

19,278 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Adults in Families

19,307 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Women

4,703 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Men

14,801 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Families

Families

13,046 families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

19,278 Kids in Families

Children

19,278 children in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

19,307 Adults in Families

Adults in Families

19,307 adults in families will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

Single Adults

19,504 single adults will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

4,703 Single Women

Single Women

4,703 single adult women will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

14,801 Single Men

Single Men

14,801 single adult men will sleep in homeless shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.