States With the Most Unsheltered Homeless People

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35. Utah
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 14.6% (total: 420)
> Overall homelessness: 2,876 (9 in every 10,000 people — 20th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +0.8%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -16.2%
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (6th lowest)

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34. Connecticut
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 14.6% (total: 581)
> Overall homelessness: 3,976 (11 in every 10,000 people — 23rd highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +17.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -14.1%
> Poverty rate: 9.6% (5th lowest)

33. West Virginia
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 14.7% (total: 183)
> Overall homelessness: 1,243 (7 in every 10,000 people — 3rd lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -5.0%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -38.3%
> Poverty rate: 19.1% (4th highest)

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32. Virginia
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 15.3% (total: 915)
> Overall homelessness: 5,975 (7 in every 10,000 people — 5th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -1.5%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -29.4%
> Poverty rate: 10.6% (11th lowest)

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31. Alaska
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 15.3% (total: 309)
> Overall homelessness: 2,016 (27 in every 10,000 people — 7th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +9.3%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: +22.5%
> Poverty rate: 11.1% (16th lowest)