Families
Homelessness
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.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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