Tuesday, January 27, 2015

List says Florida is 10th in the nation for number of homeless

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:27 PM

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Real estate blog Movoto, which usually churns out Top 10 lists of cities that are the most vain or athletic or whatnot, has posted an interesting interactive map this week that ranks each state in terms of the number of homeless. Hawaii was No. 1 on the list, with 487 homeless individuals for ever 100,000 people in the state. New York came in at No. 2, with 408 homeless per 100,000 residents. Nevada was third, with 372 homeless for every 100,000. 

Florida came in at No. 10 on the list, with a population of homeless people estimated to be 209 for every 100,000 residents living in the state. The good news is that we're slowly edging out of the Top 10 — in 2012, Florida was ranked at No. 9, and in 2011, we came in at No. 7. 

The state with the fewest homeless individuals was Mississippi. For every 100,000 residents of that state, there are just 74 homeless people. 

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