Chatham ranked 1st on U-Haul's List of Canadian Growth Cities in 2022, accounting for 57% of all one-way U-Haul truck traffic in and out of the city during 2022.
Chatham has previously ranked among the top 25 growth cities on this list in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, and 2016. Growth Cities are calculated by the net gain of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks over departing one-way U-Haul trucks for a calendar year. With more than 23,000 U-Haul locations across the U.S. and Canada, and using data from over 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions, the data collected provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving to.
As more people choose Chatham-Kent as a place to visit, live and invest, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and community partners work to ensure Chatham-Kent is a welcoming community for all and continues to grow sustainably for future generations. As part of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Growth Strategy, Community Attraction and Promotion works with community partners to promote the benefits of life in Chatham-Kent and helps to welcome new residents to the area.
Audrey Ansell, Director of Community Attraction and Promotion commented, "It's clear that Chatham-Kent continues to be an attractive place to live for new and existing residents. Being listed as the top growth city across Canada by U-Haul in 2022 is a clear reflection of community-wide efforts to grow CK by welcoming new residents and promoting it as an attractive community for all."
Interested in making your move to Chatham-Kent? Learn more about choosing Chatham-Kent, finding a job locally or taking advantage of remote work while enjoying room to grow. Contact a member of Community Attraction and Promotion's LivingCK team to connect virtually and learn more!