Nevada Ranks In The Top 10 For Homeless Population

Las Vegas Cracks Top 20 For Cities

Mitch Kelly
March 10, 2020 - 6:20 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada has some of the highest rates of homelessness in the country.  

A study from the State of Homeless in America shows that Nevada has the ninth highest homelessness rate.  

Other key numbers show that Nevada has the 51st highest percentage of women in a homeless population, as well as the 51st highest percentage of children in a homeless population.

The District of Columbia was far and away the place with the highest amount of homeless per capita, almost twice the rate of 2nd place New York.

Hawaii, California and Oregon round out the top 5.

The states with the fewest homeless per capita? Mississippi is at the top of that list, followed by Louisiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Dakota.

The Top 5 Metro areas with the highest homeless populations: New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose and San Diego. Las Vegas came in 14th.

A positive to take from the study is the fact that overall homeless has declined over the last decade.

For a look at the full study, click here.