I can personally visualize about 25-30% of my state's homeless population. If I really made the effort across the entire state I'm sure I could tally the low number by myself.
Mississippi is at 13.8%. Arkansas is at 12.8%. Hawaii is at 0.2%. I don't think honesty is a form of disrespect.
For Florida. These are changes over a ten-year period, so actually trends in the right (or wrong) directions are possible, and I wouldn't chalk up the differences to statistical variability (I'm not saying you are).