2013 Street Count Results

The 33rd annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place in the early hours of Friday, January 25, 2013. The Coalition organized more than 800 volunteers who fanned out across the county to count the number of men, women and children who were homeless and sleeping outdoors without shelter between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. They counted people trying to survive in cars and tents, riding late night buses, or curled up in blankets under bridges or in doorways. That same night, staff at agencies that operate shelters and transitional housing programs recorded select information about the people staying in their programs. Staff at the Homeless Housing Program of King County's Community Services Division compile these data.


At least 2,736 men, women, and children were without shelter during the three hour street count. This number is an increase of 5% over those found without shelter last year. This number is always assumed to be an undercount, because we do not count everywhere, and because many people take great care not to be visible.



Graphic of 2013 Count Stats by Area

Download the 2013 results.

See our publications for previous year's One Night Count results.