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Homeless Counts
Los Angeles County

By City, 2020, 2019 & 2018

Homeless in Los Angeles County

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Also see: Homelessness in Los Angeles County.


Point-in-Time Homeless Count Data

These numbers were reported as part of homeless counts conducted each year (in most cases) by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the cities of Glendale, Long Beach and Pasadena. These counts represent a specific point-in-time in January of each year and are not representative of the total number of persons experiencing homelessness throughout the year.

Homeless Population Counts in Los Angeles County by City

City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Los Angeles County --- 66,436 58,936 52,765
Agoura Hills 2 2 0 2
Alhambra 3 46 68 52
Arcadia 3 106 77 15
Artesia 7 24 24 16
Avalon 8 31 34 42
Azusa 3 243 325 143
Baldwin Park 3 556 273 289
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Bell 7 493 504 139
Bell Gardens 7 83 140 101
Bellflower 7 242 148 135
Beverly Hills 5 19 19 18
Bradbury 3 0 0 0
Burbank 2 291 282 200
Calabasas 2 2 5 4
Carson 8 158 326 469
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Cerritos 7 46 53 58
Claremont 3 17 27 28
Commerce 7 182 295 490
Compton 6 652 424 342
Covina 3 91 220 98
Cudahy 7 23 76 32
Culver City 5 216 236 117
Diamond Bar 3 4 4 4
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Downey 7 258 174 180
Duarte 3 25 29 15
El Monte 3 433 428 517
El Segundo 8 47 19 14
Gardena 8 97 76 47
Glendale(1) 2 169 243 260
Glendora 3 145 64 60
Hawaiian Gardens 7 24 86 27
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Hawthorne 8 208 108 149
Hermosa Beach 8 28 25 23
Hidden Hills 2 0 0 1
Huntington Park 7 282 195 309
Industry 3 30 149 69
Inglewood 8 525 461 510
Irwindale 3 7 112 24
La Cañada Flintridge 2 2 2 0
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
La Habra Heights 7 0 41 0
La Mirada 7 40 30 56
La Puente 3 99 35 16
La Verne 3 10 21 7
Lakewood 7 77 135 103
Lancaster 1 2,053 990 1,076
Lawndale 8 37 33 32
Lomita 8 25 26 14
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Long Beach(2) 8 2,034 1,894 N/A
Los Angeles Multiple 41,290 36,165 31,285
Lynwood 6 85 112 146
Malibu 5 239 154 30
Manhattan Beach 8 15 22 41
Maywood 7 47 24 18
Monrovia 3 77 75 69
Montebello 7 170 158 342
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Monterey Park 3 37 80 48
Norwalk 7 168 200 262
Palmdale(3) 1 289 244 203
Palos Verdes Estates 8 0 0 0
Paramount 6 85 114 107
Pasadena(2) 3 527 542 677
Pico Rivera 7 170 205 204
Pomona 3 722 698 785
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Rancho Palos Verdes 8 0 2 4
Redondo Beach 8 176 173 154
Rolling Hills 8 0 0 0
Rolling Hills Estates 8 0 0 0
Rosemead 3 79 91 70
San Dimas 3 16 10 13
San Fernando 2 23 43 40
San Gabriel 3 11 27 6
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
San Marino 3 0 1 0
Santa Clarita 2 168 256 156
Santa Fe Springs 7 161 147 258
Santa Monica 5 811 1,002 905
Sierra Madre 3 0 0 0
Signal Hill 7 46 50 36
South El Monte 3 59 74 82
South Gate 7 399 357 259
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
South Pasadena 3 15 34 22
Temple City 3 17 30 9
Torrance 8 332 226 187
Vernon 7 70 156 127
Walnut 3 0 20 8
West Covina 3 124 142 254
West Hollywood 4 112 131 96
Westlake Village 2 1 6 0
City SPA* Total Persons Counted Jan. 2020 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2019 Total Persons Counted Jan. 2018
Whittier 7 230 286 185
Unincorporated Areas(4) Multiple 9,483 7,943 9,375

* "SPA" is Service Planning Area, a geographic area of the county used by the County of Los Angeles for planning and tracking data relative to public health and social services.

(1) City conducts its own independent homeless count.
(2) City conducts its own independent homeless count. No count was made in 2018.
(3) Numbers are total of individual census tract counts conducted within the city.
(4) Numbers are result of subtracting total for all incorporated cities in county from total for county as a whole.

Source: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority