Homeless Estimate

Homeless Estimate

Homelessness is the estimated number of people who are homeless. Estimates are derived from a point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness.

This measure is used to help better understand the characteristics of the population.

In 2023, the number of Homeless Estimate in Alachua County was 931 compared to Florida at 30,809. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are less Homeless Estimate often in about three quarters of the counties than in Alachua.

The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

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Alachua County
Homeless Estimate, Single Year
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Homeless Estimate, Single Year  
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountCount
202393130,809
202262525,810
202152121,141
202065727,679
201971428,590
201864129,717
201770232,109
201677733,502
201563635,964
20141,51641,351
20131,74545,380
20121,03454,972
20111,03456,771
201087957,751
20091,59657,687
Florida
Homeless Estimate, 2023
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Homeless Estimate, 2023  
CountyCount
Florida30,809
Alachua931
Bay342
Bradford1
Brevard1,052
Broward2,487
Calhoun29
Charlotte427
Citrus199
Clay16
Collier703
Columbia285
Miami-Dade3,657
DeSoto57
Duval1,176
Escambia1,168
Flagler61
Franklin9
Gadsden29
Gilchrist0
Glades18
Gulf109
Hamilton40
Hardee494
Hendry4
Hernando183
Highlands402
Hillsborough2,040
Holmes3
Indian River341
Jackson32
Jefferson1
Lafayette28
Lake228
Lee857
Leon732
Levy22
Liberty0
Madison4
Manatee739
Marion454
Martin246
Monroe493
Nassau55
Okaloosa189
Okeechobee30
Orange1,626
Osceola358
Palm Beach1,855
Pasco680
Pinellas2,144
Polk607
Putnam272
St. Johns435
St. Lucie338
Santa Rosa12
Sarasota411
Seminole274
Sumter39
Suwannee141
Taylor10
Volusia992
Wakulla27
Walton206
Washington9
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

  • A blank indicates that either no data are available for the specified time period, or that the data are suppressed due to low counts. Suppression helps maintain the validity of statistical measures.
  • In 2014, Okaloosa and Walton Counties performed a combined point-in-time count of persons experiencing homelessness. The combined count appears under Okaloosa for that specific year, while Walton is blank. Therefore, 2014 data from Okaloosa/Walton is not comparable to other years.
  • The 2021 Point in Time (PIT) count numbers are not comparable to the previous or current years’ counts. Typically, Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct a PIT Count of both sheltered and unsheltered households. In 2021, due to COVID-19 related safety concerns, only six of the 27 CoCs conducted such a count; 10 CoCs did not conduct an unsheltered count; and others conducted a modified form of the unsheltered count. All CoCs conducted a sheltered PIT count. For those that did not conduct an unsheltered count, the CoCs reported zero unsheltered persons, resulting in an undercount of homelessness.
  • This is secondary data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.