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Here’s what parts of L.A. County saw biggest rise in homelessness

Residents of a homeless encampment outside their tents on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
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The homeless count for Los Angeles County is in, and officials say the numbers are discouraging.

The annual point-in-time count released Thursday by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found a 9% increase in Los Angeles County and a 10% increase in the city of Los Angeles.

Here are details from the report:

Estimate of L.A. County homeless population

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By region

A map showing the service planning areas defined by LAHSA in 2023's Homeless Count.
(Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority)

Continuing a persistent rise over the last several years, homelessness was estimated to have increased 10% in the city of Los Angeles in 2022 and 9% across the county.

June 29, 2023

Dwelling types

Cars
2022: 3,367
2023: 3,918

Vans
2022: 2,330
2023: 3,364

RVs
2022: 7,178
2023: 6,814

Tents
2022: 4,304
2023: 4,293

Makeshift shelters
2022: 4,786
2023: 5,049

2023 homeless population by ethnicity/race

Hispanic/Latino: 30,350

Black/African American (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 22,606

White (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 13,826

Mixed, Multiple, or Other races (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 2,214

Asian (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 1,212

American Indian/Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 723

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic/Latino): 389

So how did L.A.’s homeless problem get so bad?

Sept. 22, 2015

By gender*

Female
2022: 21,145
2023: 22,320

Male
2022: 43,212
2023: 48,260

Non-Binary
2022: 624
2023: 630

Questioning
2022: 130
2023: 110

Transgender
2022: 917
2023: 1,112

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By age*

Children (0-17 years)
2022: 6,346
2023: 6,230

Adults (25-64 years)
2022: 51,735
2023: 56,647

Older Adults (64+ years)
2022: 4,244
2023: 4,725

*Does not include Pasadena, Long Beach, Glendale.

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