Homeless Statistical Comparison

2021 Individuals Surveyed: 10,604 | Participating Missions/Ministries: 101

Keep in mind, the information on this document is from a portion of our membership and represents a single day's report. The final number of people cared for by Citygate Network members is exponentially larger when multiplied by 365 days and our full membership. For the full overview of all questions asked, please visit the Snapshot Survey overview page.


  2021* 2020
2019
2018

Gender (of total mission population)





Male

75%

75%

74%

73%

Female

25%

25%

26%

27%






Age Groups (of total mission population)





Under 18

5%

2%

3%

3%

18–25

6%

6%

9%

8%

26–35

17%

18%

19%

20%

36–45

21%

22%

21%

21%

46–65

45%

46%

44%

44%

65+

6%

5%

4%

5%






Race/Ethnic Groups (of total mission population)





White/Caucasian

54%

52%

54%

49%

Black or African American

28%

32%

28%

33%

Hispanic, Latin, or Spanish origin

10%

9%

9%

10%

Asian

1%

1%

1%

1%

American Indian or Alaskan Native

3%

3%

3%

3%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

1%

1%

1%

0%

Other or 2+ races

4%

2%

3%

4%






Single individuals (of total mission population)

91%

89%

88%

86%






Individuals and Families (of family units identified)





Couples

1%

2%

3%

N/A

Women with children

5%

7%

6%

N/A

Men with children

1%

1%

1%

N/A

Intact families

1%

1%

2%

N/A






Veteran Status (of total mission population)





Veterans (male)

7%

8%

9%

9%

Veterans (female)

2%

2%

2%

1%






Homeless Status (of total mission population)





Not currently homeless

11%

12%

14%

13%

Currently homeless

89%

88%

86%

87%






Of currently homeless:





   Less than 3 months

25%

32%

28%

29%

   3 to 6 months

17%

19%

19%

20%

   6 months to 1 year

19%

19%

20%

20%

   More than 1 year

39%

31%

32%

32%






Never before homeless

31%

31%

30%

29%

Homeless once previously

25%

26%

26%

26%

Homeless twice previously

17%

18%

17%

18%

Homeless three-plus times previously

27%

25%

27%

27%






Other Information (of total mission population)





Struggles with mental illness

43%

41%

36%

34%

Victim of physical violence in last 12 months

21%

19%

21%

21%

Prefer spiritual emphasis in services

80%

79%

81%

80%

Comes daily to the mission

92%

87%

88%

87%

 

* Results take into consideration and may reflect impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.