Demographics

City of Riverside Homeless
Point in Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Prior to 2016, Continuums of Care were required to conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). The count is now required to be conducted on an annual basis. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


2017 Point in Time Count Demographics Homeless Count
City of Riverside 389
Previous Years  
Gender Percentage
Male 29%
Female 64%
Transgender 1%
Do not identify 1%
Blank 5%
Age Percentage
17 or under 1%
18-24 19%
25-39 29%
40-61 35%
62-80+ 7%
Blank 10%
Subpopulations Percentage
Chronically Homeless 19%
Veterans 5%
Youth (24 or Younger) 20%
Alcohol Use 17%
Drug Use 28%
PTSD 12%
Mental Health Conditions 21%
Physical Disabilities 19%
Developmental Disabilities 17%
Jail (within past 12 months)   8%

Point in Time

2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count Data Report

Point In Time Homeless Count
2017  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
389

1,638
2016  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
258

1,351
2015  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
399

1,587
2013  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
571

1,888
2011  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
1,430

5,090
2009  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
632

2,043
2007  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
1,174

2,406
2005  
City of Riverside

Riverside County
1,391

2,670