Estimated homeless figures in the United States range from 600,000 to 2.5 million.

Of the homeless population:

39% are under the age of 18,

5% are unaccompanied minors,

40% are families with children,

41% are single males,

14% are single females.

23%  are veterans,

30% have been homeless for more than 2 years.

Sources:, 2009, International Journal of Psychosocial Research, 2008, National Coalition for the Homeless