U-Haul’s Top Growth Cities & States


Where are people moving to/from across America?  Look no further than U-Haul’s latest Migration Trends report to see the top states and cities for growth in 2018.  As for the states, Texas topped the list of the number of U-Haul trucks pulling into the state versus the volume leaving.  In the cities category, the Sacramento/Roseville (CA) market was the leading Growth City in America last year.  U-Haul Growth States & Cities are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a city or state versus leaving that during the calendar year.  Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.  Indeed…

“While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.”

The top 10 states for growth are:

1. Texas (1)
2. Florida (2)
3. South Carolina (4)
4. Utah (21)
5. Idaho (14)
6. Maryland (42)
7. Vermont (10)
8. Tennessee (5)
9. New Hampshire (31)
10. Maine (26)


The Top 10 cities for growth are:

1. Sacramento/Roseville, CA (6)
2. Spring, TX
3. Manhattan, NY (21)
4. Harrisburg, PA
5. Grand Rapids/Wyoming, MI
6. San Francisco, CA (17)
7. Greenville, SC
8. Fort Lauderdale, FL
9. Madison, WI
10. Kissimmee, FL (15)



Click here to see U-Haul’s top growth states.

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