Description of how U-Haul developed its 2018 Top 25 US Growth Cities list – Sacramento/Roseville holds #1 spot.
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.
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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:
- Sacramento/Roseville (6)
- San Francisco (17)
- 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.
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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