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Illustrating the State of Homelessness in the U.S.
A data visualization by Michael Fitzgerald for Pacific Standard illustrated the "United States of Homeless."
Among the startling figures featured in the infographic:
- 564,708 homeless people were counted on streets and in shelters in early 2015.
- 22.6 percent of homeless people are under the age of 18.
- 40 percent of the homeless population counted in 2015 were African American.
The centerpiece of the infographic is a map that shows the number of homeless people living in each state.