Blacks are the largest racial or ethnic group
And they’re disproportionately represented. Only 8% of the county’s population is black.
Downtown has about 4,700 homeless
More homeless people (sheltered and unsheltered) live downtown than in any other neighborhood.
Venice has about 870
This Los Angeles neighborhood saw about a 23% drop in its homeless population from 2015. Once a haven for struggling artists, Venice is a stark example of the nation’s gulf between the haves and have-nots.
Most are working-age adults
More than 36,000 homeless people in the county are working-age adults.
About a third are women
And about 500 are transgender, according to L.A. County's estimates.
Fewer veterans, families and those with HIV/AIDS
Los Angeles city officials pledged to end veteran homelessness last year. They didn’t. But the number of homeless veterans did drop in the city by 41%. The county also saw a drop in veterans, families and those estimated to have HIV/AIDS. These groups still represent small portions of the population.
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Note: Numbers are rounded. Dots are randomly positioned inside census tracts and do not reflect the actual location of individual people.
Sources: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Times reporting, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap