National Population and Subpopulation Estimates of Homeless Youth
National Population andSubpopulation Estimates of Homeless Youth Samantha Batko, Program and Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Agenda• Overall Population and Subpopulations of Homeless Youth Under Age 18• Overall Population and Subpopulations of Homeless Young Adults Ages 18-24• Homeless Young Family Estimates• Total Number of Homeless Youth
NISMART 2 – Duration of Runaway EpisodeDuration of Estimated Number PercentRunaway Episode of Children0 Hours to 24 Hours 328,400 19%24 Hours to 1 Week 975,700 58%1 Week to 1 Month 248,000 15%More than 1 Month 130,900 8%Total 1,683,000 100%
Homeless Youth Under 18 Category Percentage Number Brief Runaways n/a 1.3 million Low Risk 60% 228,000 Transient 22% 84,000 High Risk 18% 68,000
Homeless Young Adults Age 18-24 Category Percentage Number Short-Term 81% 122,000 Episodic 9% 13,000 Chronic 10% 15,000 Total 100% 150,000 *This chart reflects the number of 18-24 year olds in the adult single system and does not reflect the number of parenting youth in the family system.
Homeless Young FamiliesCategory Percentage Number 36,000Temporary 72-75% -37,500Long-Term 20% 10,000Stayers 2,500-4,0Episodic/Chronic 5-8% 00Total 100% 50,000