Special Report

48 Major US Cities Struggling to Shelter Growing Homeless Population

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3. Chicago, Illinois
> Homeless population: 5,450 (includes 1,357 unsheltered)
> City population: 2,722,586

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2. Los Angeles, California
> Note: Estimate includes Los Angeles city & county
> Homeless population: 49,955 (includes 37,570 unsheltered)
> City population: 3,949,776

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1. New York City, New York
> Homeless population: 78,676 (includes 3,711 unsheltered)
> City population: 8,560,072