Special Report

48 Major US Cities Struggling to Shelter Growing Homeless Population

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23. Boston, Massachusetts
> Note: Estimate includes only city proper
> Homeless population: 6,188 (includes 163 unsheltered)
> City population: 669,158

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22. District of Columbia, District of Columbia
> Homeless population: 6,904 (includes 600 unsheltered)
> City population: 672,391

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21. El Paso, Texas
> Note: Estimate includes El Paso County
> Homeless population: 892 (includes 177 unsheltered)
> City population: 678,266

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20. Metropolitan Denver, Colorado
> Note: Estimate includes Denver metropolitan area
> Homeless population: 5,317 (includes 1,308 unsheltered)
> City population: 678,467

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19. Detroit, Michigan
> Homeless population: 1,769 (includes 158 unsheltered)
> City population: 679,865

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