Opening Doors Northwest Florida

2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count Statistics

Information gathered from the nationwide Point in Time Count. Data used from the survey encompasses the homeless populations of Florida's Escambia & Santa Rosa counties.

The Homeless Population

in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties

Where Do They Find Shelter?

Percent per Shelter Type

Age & Gender



* Note: Stigma is a significant factor in the low self-reporting of transgender and gender non-conforming among homeless individuals.

Female Sheltering

Male Sheltering

Female Sheltering Percentages

Male Sheltering Percentages

Racial Counts & Disparity


Proportion Disparity

Proportion Disparity, Scaled Yearly Relative to the Racial Majority

As a proportion of county populations, those that identify as Black or African American are more likely to be homeless than those that identify as White.

* Note: Other encompasses the options of Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Multiple Races.

Veterans & Chronically Homeless

* Note: Data for veterans and the chronically homeless in 2021's PIT Count has a high level of inaccuracy resulting from Point-In-Time Count data collection method restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, data from 2021 has been omitted from this and the following veteran and chronically homeless charts. Reported 2021 data can be found below, in our downloadable report for 2021.

Veteran Sheltering

Percent Veterans Sheltered

* Note: Specific sheltering method not recorded for veterans before 2015.

Chronically Homeless Sheltering

Percent Chronically Homeless Sheltered

Point-In-Time Reports Submitted to HUD