Families
Homelessness
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents
2016
Arkansas Balance of State CoC8.7
Boone, Baxter, Marion, Newton Counties CoC2.6
Delta Hills CoC2.5
Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas CoC10.4
Little Rock/Central Arkansas CoC13.6
Old Fort Homeless Coalition6.4
Southeast Arkansas2.9

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
2016
Arkansas Balance of State CoC734
Boone, Baxter, Marion, Newton Counties CoC27
Delta Hills CoC89
Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas CoC550
Little Rock/Central Arkansas CoC808
Old Fort Homeless Coalition166
Southeast Arkansas89

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



NATIONAL RANKING
5

OUT OF 51
2016

STATE TREND

Decreasing


8.2

2016

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 2016, Arkansas counted nearly 2,500 homeless individuals, for a rate of 8 per 10,000 residents. That was a decline of 39% since 2007 and made Arkansas 5th in the nation for this indicator. Homelessness was higher among males than females, with men making up 1,400 of the homeless individuals. Among racial and ethnic groups, the rate was higher for black or African American individuals at 20, compared to 6 for whites and slightly under 4 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
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas13.511.49.99.511.614.312.99.98.68.2

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
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas3,8363,2552,8522,7623,4244,2143,8122,9362,5602,463

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
Arkansas7.22.120.03.913.08.98.66.1

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
Arkansas2110894867982,3771,451

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
FemaleMaleTransgender
Arkansas6.99.60.0

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 by Gender
FemaleMaleTransgender
Arkansas1,0471,4151

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









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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