For the first time since 2006, the homeless count in Minnesota is down. According to the statewide study conducted by Wilder Research, 9,312 people in Minnesota are homeless, down nine-percent from 2012. Children and youth age 24 and under continue to make up over half of the homeless population. The largest proportion are children with their parents, who represent 35-percent of the homeless population. The single night study was conducted October 22nd, 2015. Wilder does the homeless survey every three years.