States With the Most Unsheltered Homeless People

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25. Kentucky
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 23.5% (total: 868)
> Overall homelessness: 3,688 (8 in every 10,000 people — 10th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -8.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -54.7%
> Poverty rate: 17.2% (5th highest)

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24. South Dakota
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 24.6% (total: 285)
> Overall homelessness: 1,159 (13 in every 10,000 people — 15th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +22.9%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: +100.2%
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (24th highest)

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23. Maryland
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 24.7% (total: 1,764)
> Overall homelessness: 7,144 (12 in every 10,000 people — 19th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -1.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -22.5%
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2nd lowest)

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22. North Carolina
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 26.4% (total: 2,450)
> Overall homelessness: 9,268 (9 in every 10,000 people — 17th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +3.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -25.3%
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (13th highest)

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21. Montana
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 26.5% (total: 373)
> Overall homelessness: 1,405 (13 in every 10,000 people — 14th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -8.1%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -0.8%
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (23rd lowest)