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Homelessness in Long Beach, California
2022


The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) conducts an annual "point-in-time" count of homeless persons throughout Los Angeles County. Missing from LAHSA's tally, however, are cities of Long Beach, Glendale, and Pasadena. These three cities conduct their own count within their jurisdictions, independent of LAHSA. Here are key homeless count results reported by the City of Long Beach.


Also see: Homeless Counts in Los Angeles County



Homeless Population Counts - Long Beach
Point-in-Time Count

Note: Long Beach did not conduct a homeless count in 2018. The Almanac features here results from the count conducted in 2017

Year Total Unsheltered Sheltered
2020 3,296 2,287 1,009
2020 2,034 1,582 452
2019 1,894 1,275 619
2017 1,863 1,208 655

Race/Ethnicity of Homeless - Long Beach
Point-in-Time Count

Race/ Ethnic Group 2022 2020 2019 2018
American Indian/ Alaska Native 76
(2.3%)
~39
(1.9%)*
26
(1.4%)
53
(2.8%)
Asian/ Pacific Islander 114
(3.5%)
~128
(6.3%)*
89
(4.7%)
93
(5.0%)
Black/ African American 1,195
(36.3%)
~771
(37.9%)*
614
(32.4%)
544
(29.2%)
Hispanic/ Latino N/A ~651
(32.0%)*
542
(28.6%)
411
(22.1%)
Race/ Ethnic Group 2022 2020 2019 2018
Multi-Racial/ Other 153
(4.6%)
~61
(3.0%)*
46
(2.4%)
71
(3.8%)
White 1,187
(36.0%)
~1,033
(50.8%)*
999
(52.7%)
961
(51.6%)

N/A Data not provided.
* The homeless count report provided only percentages. The Almanac provides an approximate number here, based on the percentage of total number of homeless persons counted. The tilde (~) indicates an approximate number.


Age Group of Homeless - Long Beach
Point-in-Time Count

Age Group/ Percentage 2022 2020 2019 2018
Under 18 68
(2.1%)
~165
(8.1%)*
120
(6.3%)
141
(7.6%)
18 - 24 N/A ~65
(3.2%)*
67
(3.5%)
89
(4.8%)
18 - 54 2,290
(69.5%)
~1,294
(63.6%)*
1,183
(62.5%)
1,188
(63.8%)
55 and Over 938
(28.5%)
~574
(28.2%)*
592
(31.3%)
534
(28.7%)
62 and Over N/A ~273
(13.4%)*
230
(12.1%)
215
(11.5%)

N/A Data not provided.
* The homeless count report provided only percentages. The Almanac provides an approximate number here, based on the percentage of total number of homeless persons counted. The tilde (~) indicates an approximate number.


Other Characteristics of Homeless - Long Beach
Point-in-Time Count

Characteristic/Percentage 2022 2020 2019 2018
Veterans 638
(19.8%)
175
(9.4%)
304
(16.1%)
318
(17.1%)
Substance Use Disorder 951
(29.5%)
~559
(27.5%)*
390
(20.6%)
386
(20.7%)
Serious Mental Illness 1,214
(37.6%)
~498
(24.5%)*
560
(29.6%)
586
(31.5%)
Physical Disability 826
(25.6%)
N/A N/A N/A
Fleeing/Having Experienced Domestic Violence 210
(6.5%)
~342
(16.8%)*
147
(7.8%)
141
(7.6%)

N/A Data not provided.
* The homeless count report provided only percentages. The Almanac provides an approximate number here, based on the percentage of total number of homeless persons counted. The tilde (~) indicates an approximate number.
† Numbers were for the homeless population age 18 and over. Percentages are the adult homeless population only.
‡ Numbers were not specifically limited to the adult homeless population and could possibly include minors. Percentages are for the overall homeless population, regardless of age.


Source: Long Beach Health & Human Services