- New York City: 64,060
- Los Angeles city and county: 53,798
- Seattle/King County: 9,106
- San Diego city and county: 8,879
- San Jose/Santa Clara County: 7,631
I am a little bit skeptical about the data given SF is not on the top 5, but Santa Clara County does have more than double the population of SF County. On a per capita basis I would expect Santa Clara County to be lower on the list.
The real bad news is that they are not mostly transients that are flocking to the South Bay for awesome weather and a liberal environment. 85% of the homeless here had their last permanent residency within the county. This isn't something that we can easily sweep under the rug, most of these people were former neighbors at one point.
Source: Anonymous Poster, The Merc