2014 Street Count Results
The 34th annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place in the early hours of Friday, January 24, 2014. 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 informationrmation about the people staying in their programs. Staff at the Homeless Housing Program of King County's Community Services Division compile these data.
FINDINGS OF THE 2014 ONE NIGHT COUNT
Over 9,294 people were known to be homeless in King County on this one night. What we know about these people is based on Informationrmation reported by agency staff or collected by the Coalition on Homelessness.
At least 3,123 men, women, and children were without shelter during the three hour street count. This number is an increase of 14% 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.
Local programs served 6,171 people indoors:
2,906 people were staying in overnight or emergency shelters
3,265 people were living in transitional housing programs
Download the 2014 results.
See our publications for previous year's One Night Count results.