Two Quinte Region municipalities have made the top 10 of U-Haul’s annual Canadian Growth Cities list.
The U-Haul data analyzed migration trends for the last 12 months, based on on the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks that enter a city, versus those that leave a city over the course of a calendar year.
Trenton came in at number three, the same as it did in 2017, with one-way arrivals up 7% and counting for almost 60% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in town.
One-way departures were up 26% in Trenton.
Belleville cracked the list at number six, down from two, in 2016 and 2017, with a 3% bump in arrivals and a 23% jump in departures.
Belleville’s arrival traffic accounted for more than 53%.
U-Haul says while migration trends don’t correlate directly to population or economic growth, its data is an effective gauge of how well cities are attracting and maintaining residents.
Kingston was ranked number one, with a total of eight Eastern Ontario municipalities, making the list.
U-Haul Canadian Growth Cities 2019
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|14. SPRUCE GROVE||AB|
|21. THUNDER BAY||ON|