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U-Haul Ranks Santa Monica, Calif. as 2010 Top U.S. Growth City

PHOENIX (Feb. 16, 2011) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report that reflects the nation’s top growth areas for families that moved during 2010. The 2010 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than with 5,000 families moving, Santa Monica, Calif., had the highest percentage of growth, with 20.67 percent.

“The report, reflective of growth patterns in the United States during 2010, was compiled based on nationwide trends in cities of all sizes and reflects communities with more than 5,000 families moving in or out of the area,” stated John “J.T.” Taylor, U-Haul president of Phoenix Operations. “Growth cities were then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each area.”

The 2010 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report was compiled from more than 1.4 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions occurring during a recent 12-month period. A complete copy of the U-Haul National Migration Trend Report follows.

Note to editors: The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would move a family to the moon and back again more than 9 times per day, every day of the year.  The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would travel around the Earth more than 169 times per day, every day of the year.

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U-Haul Top U.S. Growth Cities
January - December 2010

With More Than 5,000 Families Moving

RANK

CITY

%GROWTH

  1.

SANTA MONICA, Calif.

20.67%

  2.

BOISE, Idaho

10.96%

  3.

OAKLAND, Calif.

10.71%

  4.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.

8.97%

  5.

AUSTIN, Texas

8.75%

  6.

QUEENS, N.Y.

6.73%

  7.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.

6.38%

  8.

PITTSBURGH, Penn.

6.34%

  9.

BROOKLYN, N.Y.

4.00%

10.

CHICAGO, Ill.

3.99%

11.

VAN NUYS, Calif.

3.85%

12.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

3.79%

13.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

3.70%

14.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

2.99%

15.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

2.99%

16.

OMAHA, Neb.

2.92%

17.

EL PASO, Texas

2.72%

18.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

2.34%

19.

RENO, Nev.

2.33%

20.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.

2.22%

21.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.

2.20%

22.

TORRANCE, Calif.

2.16%

23.

TAMPA, Fla.

1.80%

24.

SHREVEPORT, La.

1.77%


25.

SPOKANE, Wash.

1.73%

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