6228 Homeless Students in NJ

Declines by 169 from 2009 count

Links

Homeless Definition

Map of data

Top 25 Districts

Most doubled up

Most sheltered

Six key counties

2009 Data

The New Jersey Department of Education’s 2010 annual survey of schools identified six thousand two hundred and twenty-eight (6,228) homeless students. This was a decline of one hundred sixty-nine (169) students or 2.64% from 2009. As a result of the HEARTH changes these numbers indicate an area CoC’s and the education community need to collaborate to end family homelessness.

Thirteen (13) counties had an increase in the number of homeless students.

These links provide several different ways of looking at the data including:

To view the list for a county click on the name of the county in the chart. Click here to view the chart as a PDF file.

Of the 6,228 students the breakdown by living situation was:

Sheltered

Doubled UpUnsheltered

Hotel/Motel

1,865

3,514

26

823

 

Homeless Students by County

Rank 2010

CountyNumber in 2010Number in 2009Change from  09-10

Rank 2009

1

Camden81566223%

4

2

Cumberland8047803%

2

3

Essex675745-9%

3

4

Gloucester50444613%

6

5Burlington4964539%

5

6

Middlesex386800-52%

1

7

Salem3833752%

7

8

Monmouth3132918%

10

9Mercer29918363%

13

10

Atlantic269303-11%

9

11

Union238114109%

15

12Bergen204360-43%

8

13

Ocean204213-4%

12

14

Passaic18211657%

14

15

Hudson137278-51%

11

16

Morris6672-8%16

17

Hunterdon5763-10%

17

18Charter5013285%

22

19

Somerset4723104%

21

20

Sussex44432%

18

21

Cape May353017%

20

22Warren2034-41%

19

 

TOTALS

62286397

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