(UPDATED 1/8/21) Description of the U-Haul 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities list. Where does Sacramento rank?
U-Haul announced in a recent press release the 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities after an analysis of migration trends by do-it-yourself movers. The Sacramento/Roseville region of California held the #1 spot in 2018 according to U-Haul.
U-Haul developed its list of the 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities by calculating the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks/trailers entering a city versus leaving that city during the calendar year. The more than two million one-way U-Haul truck/trailer rentals that occur annually are used as the data points for the list.
It will come as no surprise to Sacramentans that one of the reasons given for Sacramento/Roseville being named #1 is that the region is an attractive option for those priced out of the Bay Area.
The 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities includes the following California cities:
- San Francisco
- Palm Springs/Cathedral City
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In 2017, the Sacramento/Roseville market ranked #6, and San Francisco ranked #17. Compared to 2017, this was a 7 percent increase in one-way arrivals for the Sacramento/Roseville market.
You may ask – why are Sacramento and Roseville lumped together as the #1 Growth City in the US? The answer, in short, is the proximity of the two cities according to U-Haul.
See related blog post: Where does Sacramento Rank?
(1/8/21) U-Haul recently released its list of 2020 Top 25 Growth Cities, and while Sacramento-Roseville remains on the list it is now #11. The only other California city appearing on the 2020 list is Redding in the 16th spot. Other full-service moving companies have reported that more people are moving from California than to California. Definitely something to keep an eye on!
Comments on the U-Haul 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities list?
While the data used to compile the U-Haul list is limited to do-it-yourself movers, the two million plus data points used by U-Haul appears to me more than sufficient to accurately identify migration trends. What are your thoughts?
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