2018 saw many people moving to the Sacramento area than any other city
According to migration data from U-Haul, more U-Haul trucks made one-way trips into the Sacramento area than any other city in America in 2018. The rental company published a press release last month and revealed that the Sacramento-Roseville market ranked first in its annual list of “Growth Cities.” According to U-Haul, the rank of “Growth Cities” is determined by calculating the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering the city vs. leaving the city. Aaron Anderson, president of the U-Haul Company of East Sacramento, stated the following in the release regarding the Sacramento-Roseville market being ranked first,
This market is an attractive option for those who have been priced out of the Bay Area.
Redfin, a real estate company, recently found Sacramento to be the top destination for transplants in the nation, and apparently most of the new residents are from the Bay Area. The Sacramento-Roseville market was actually ranked sixth on last year’s “Growth Cities” list. According to U-Haul, arrivals of U-Haul trucks in the Sacramento-Roseville market rose by 7 percentage points from the 2017 data, while departures rose by only 1 percentage point. The following California cities also made it into the Top 25 Growth Cities: San Francisco, Palm Springs/Cathedral City, Davis, Temecula and Concord. It will be interesting to see where the Sacramento-Roseville market will rank in next year’s list.