Columbus a fastest-growing city


Staff Report



In honor of the company’s 45th anniversary, Our Town America, a national new mover marketing company with a local representative right here in Columbus, recently revealed the “Top 45 Fastest Growing Cities in 2017” list. This list, ranked in order with fastest growing at the top, is comprised of the 45 cities from coast-to-coast with the highest mover activity in the last 12 months (May 2016 – April 2017) when compared to the previous 12 months (May 2015 – April 2016).

Multiple cities and communities throughout Ohio and the Midwest dominated the list. Consider…

• Columbus ranked as the #3 fastest growing city in the country

• Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland were all featured among the top 20 fastest growing cities

• Five Ohio communities made the list – Columbus (#3), Cincinnati (#12), Cleveland (#19), Dayton (#26), and Akron (#37)

• 10 of 45 (22%) cities and communities featured in the list are based in the Midwest, including multiple major cities outside of Ohio listed in the top 10 such as Milwaukee (#5), Kansas City (#6) and Chicago (#10)

Each of these cities is filled with forward-thinking business owners who are eager to form long-term, loyal relationships with impressionable new movers of all ages.

Below, Our Town America has identified the “Top 45 Fastest Growing Cities in 2017” – the 45 cities with the highest mover activity in the last 12 months (May 2016 – April 2017) when compared to the previous 12 months (May 2015 – April 2016). This list, ranked in order with the fastest growing at the top, is comprised of the 45 fastest growing cities and neighborhoods nationwide.

Rank City-Neighborhood

1 San Antonio, TX

2 Charlotte, NC

3 Columbus, OH

4 Raleigh, NC

5 Milwaukee, WI

6 Kansas City, MO

7 Austin, TX

8 Las Vegas, NV

9 San Francisco, CA

10 Chicago, IL

11 Wilmington, NC

12 Cincinnati, OH

13 El Paso, TX

14 Fayetteville, NC

15 Louisville, KY

16 Columbia, SC

17 Durham, NC

18 Lexington, KY

19 Cleveland, OH

20 Greensboro, NC

21 Seattle, WA

22 Winston-Salem, NC

23 Philadelphia, PA

24 Henderson, NV

25 Dallas, TX

26 Dayton, OH

27 Jacksonville, NC

28 Rochester, NY

29 Ontario, CA

30 Fontana, CA

31 Gastonia, NC

32 Corpus Christi, TX

33 Evansville, IN

34 Huntersville, NC

35 Katy, TX

36 Concord, NC

37 Akron, OH

38 Tacoma, WA

39 Fremont, CA

40 Trenton, NJ

41 Meridian, IN

42 Playa Vista, CA

43 Knoxville, TN

44 Kent, WA

45 Sumter, SC

We applaud each of these cities and neighborhoods for generating the highest mover activity over the past 12 months. Clearly, local political leaders, business owners, and established residents from each of these places have worked hard to make their city or neighborhood a great place to live and work.

Methodology

The “Top 45 Fastest Growing American Cities in 2017” list was determined based on data derived from Our Town America’s new mover database that track new moves (including property deed transfers, change of address, new utility connections and other proprietary sources). Our Town America worked with its industry leading IT team to compile highly targeted new mover data that serves as the foundation for these rankings.

Equipped with this data, Our Town America identified the 45 cities with the highest mover activity in the last 12 months (May 2016 – April 2017) when compared to the previous 12 months (May 2015 – April 2016). This list is comprised of the 45 fastest growing cities and neighborhoods nationwide and is in rank order with the highest at the top. The ranking criteria was restricted to the amount of moves into or within each city and does not take into consideration any other factors.

Staff Report

For more information, visit the Our Town America website at http://www.ourtownamerica.com or call 1-800-497-8360.

For more information, visit the Our Town America website at http://www.ourtownamerica.com or call 1-800-497-8360.