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Illustrating the State of Homelessness in the U.S.

Words and pictures haven't ended homelessness in the United States, but they can help people understand how widespread and deep the challenge is.
January 9, 2017, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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. 

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Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in Pacific Standard
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