Families
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents
2019
Arkansas Balance of State CoC9.5
Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas CoC9.2
Little Rock/Central Arkansas CoC17.9
Old Fort Homeless Coalition9.5
Southeast Arkansas2.6

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Rate is per 10,000 residents. Figures represent point-in-time counts.




Total Homeless Persons
2019
Arkansas Balance of State CoC811
Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas CoC518
Little Rock/Central Arkansas CoC1,066
Old Fort Homeless Coalition247
Southeast Arkansas75

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Figures represent point-in-time counts.



NATIONAL RANKING
19

OUT OF 51
2019

STATE TREND

Decreasing


9.0

2019

What does this measure?

The number of homeless people at a given point in time (usually one night in January), per 10,000 residents.

Why is this important?

The extent of homelessness can be an indicator of a community's ability to provide stable jobs that pay a living wage as well as measures of support for the unemployed and access to affordable housing and health care. Homelessness is related to larger issues such as poverty, employment, mental health, substance abuse, and family violence. The way a community cares for its more vulnerable citizens is a marker of collaboration and its social support systems.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2019, Arkansas counted a little over 2,700 homeless individuals, for a rate of 9 per 10,000 residents. That was a decline of 33% since 2007 and made Arkansas 18th in the nation for this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Homelessness was higher among males than females, with men making up over 1,600 of the homeless individuals. Among racial and ethnic groups, the rate was higher for black or African American individuals at 20 per 10,000 residents, compared to 7 for whites and 3 per 10,000 residents for Hispanics.

Notes about the data

Figures represent point-in-time counts. HUD asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census


Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Arkansas13.511.39.89.511.614.312.99.98.68.28.29.09.0

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Rate is per 10,000 residents. Figures represent point-in-time counts.




Total Homeless Persons
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Arkansas3,8363,2552,8522,7623,4244,2143,8122,9362,5602,4632,4672,7122,717

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Figures represent point-in-time counts.






Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census


Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska NativeAsianBlack or African-AmericanHispanic / LatinoMultiple RacesNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderNon-Hispanic / Non- LatinoWhite
Arkansas11.70.820.12.515.020.49.66.9

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Rate is per 10,000 residents. Figures represent point-in-time counts.




Total Homeless Persons by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska NativeAsianBlack or African-AmericanHispanic / LatinoMultiple RacesNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderNon-Hispanic / Non- LatinoWhite
Arkansas36490260100242,6571,651

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Figures represent point-in-time counts. HUD asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.





Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census


Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents by Gender
FemaleGender Non-Conforming (i.MaleTransgender
Arkansas6.711.4

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Rate is per 10,000 residents. Figures represent point-in-time counts.




Total Homeless Persons by Gender
FemaleGender Non-Conforming (i.MaleTransgender
Arkansas1,02231,6884

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Figures represent point-in-time counts.









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