States With the Most Unsheltered Homeless People

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20. Alabama
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 29.4% (total: 1,010)
> Overall homelessness: 3,434 (7 in every 10,000 people — 4th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -9.5%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -36.3%
> Poverty rate: 16.9% (6th highest)

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19. Oklahoma
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 30.8% (total: 1,191)
> Overall homelessness: 3,871 (10 in every 10,000 people — 22nd lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -7.8%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: +0.7%
> Poverty rate: 15.8% (8th highest)

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18. Wyoming
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 31.1% (total: 199)
> Overall homelessness: 639 (11 in every 10,000 people — 24th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -26.8%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -14.9%
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (19th lowest)

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17. New Mexico
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 31.2% (total: 796)
> Overall homelessness: 2,551 (12 in every 10,000 people — 18th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +2.8%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -15.4%
> Poverty rate: 19.7% (2nd highest)

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16. South Carolina
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 34.2% (total: 1,344)
> Overall homelessness: 3,933 (8 in every 10,000 people — 8th lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: +0.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2008-2018: -30.5%
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (9th highest)