The 2018 Growth 40 Breakdown

     


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    dma npd score DMA Population Rank, 2018 DMA Population Rank, 2023 qsrs open as of march 31 QSRs Per 100,000 Population as of March 31 Forecasted QSR Traffic Growth 2018-2023 2018 population 2023 population projected projected population growth
    Yuma-El Centro, AZ 32 153 148 283 71.9 2% 393,625 408,512 4%
    Elmira, NY 29 177 179 224 93.5 12% 239,463 231,701 -3%
    Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX 27 63 58 1,156 83.9 9% 1,377,874 1,447,823 5%
    Watertown, NY 25 174 180 228 91.4 1% 249,457 229,264 -8%
    Erie, PA 23 150 154 363 91.1 4% 398,285 387,350 -3%
    Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, IL-MO-IA 22 173 174 218 84.6 -3% 257,570 248,715 -3%
    Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 22 146 146 357 84.9 -1% 420,508 415,817 -1%
    Rochester-Mason City-Austin, MN 21 156 155 331 87.5 4% 378,117 387,348 2%
    Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID 21 152 144 375 95.0 16% 394,648 422,237 7%
    Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL 21 13 13 4,512 92.4 16% 4,883,614 5,389,457 10%
    Utica, NY 20 168 170 245 91.5 2% 267,685 263,038 -2%
    Buffalo, NY 20 54 55 1,540 96.8 7% 1,591,288 1,566,429 -2%
    Terre Haute, IN 20 155 156 356 93.7 5% 379,893 374,406 -1%
    Ft. Myers-Naples, FL 20 60 54 1,274 91.6 17% 1,390,927 1,566,875 13%
    Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA 20 109 105 703 94.8 13% 741,250 787,126 6%
    Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY 19 97 100 830 98.9 9% 838,830 829,353 -1%
    Monroe-El Dorado, LA-AR 19 134 138 444 93.2 3% 476,470 466,620 -2%
    Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL 18 15 14 4,719 98.3 14% 4,800,970 5,046,819 5%
    Springfield-Holyoke, MA 17 116 116 739 105.6 14% 699,837 701,713 0%
    Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL 17 80 79 1019 98.1 9% 1,038,577 1,060,724 2%
    Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD 17 115 114 649 92.1 5% 704,869 728,704 3%
    South Bend-Elkhart, IN 16 95 96 909 101.1 10% 898,868 906,389 1%
    Lafayette, LA 16 119 121 661 101.9 11% 648,391 655,452 1%
    Fargo-Valley City, ND 16 121 120 615 95.5 8% 643,725 667,411 4%
    Wausau-Rhinelander, WI 16 142 143 415 94.8 2% 437,785 434,692 -1%
    Green Bay-Appleton, WI 15 71 71 1,062 93.0 2% 1,141,340 1,151,494 1%
    Lexington, KY 15 65 64 1,340 102.4 12% 1,309,069 1,343,760 3%
    Binghamton, NY 15 158 161 320 93.3 -3% 342,826 330,689 -4%
    La Crosse-Eau Claire, WI 15 128 128 533 93.5 2% 569,920 577,568 1%
    Macon, GA 15 118 119 668 99.1 5% 674,285 670,189 -1%
    Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, ND 14 144 151 405 95.9 -3% 422,206 401,240 -5%
    West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL 14 40 39 2,067 96.2 12% 2,149,273 2,332,324 9%
    Ft. Smith, AR 14 96 91 946 107.1 20% 882,939 946,307 7%
    Augusta, GA 14 114 112 686 95.6 4% 717,912 734,874 2%
    Albany, GA 14 148 152 401 98.0 2% 409,236 400,396 -2%
    Montgomery, AL 13 124 126 619 100.2 3% 617,759 608,078 -2%
    Joplin-Pittsburgh, MO-KS 13 149 153 431 107.0 11% 402,638 399,506 -1%
    Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV 13 160 163 352 105.7 4% 333,163 313,624 -6%
    Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS 13 132 135 485 98.5 4% 492,516 490,963 0%
    Memphis, TN 12 49 51 1911 104.7 8% 1,825,123 1,811,294 -1%

    METHODOLOGY: The Growth 40 uses historical information from NPD's CREST reports, which track consumer usage at foodservice outlets, as well as a population forecast from California-based Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS) to produce the QSR Traffic Growth Forecast statistic. The Score is a proprietary metric that is a measure of market opportunity. It takes into account the quick-service restaurant density in a market, as well as the difference between the traffic growth and population growth. A high score could be driven by a large difference between population and traffic growth and/or a low quick-service restaurant density..


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