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U-Haul Ranks Michigan and Vermont as Top 2010 Growth States

PHOENIX (Feb. 16, 2011) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual

U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, reflecting the nation’s top growth states for families who moved during 2010. The report, titled “2010 Top 10 U.S. Growth States,” indicates that for states with more than 20,000 families moving, Michigan had the highest percentage of growth, with 3.14 percent more families moving into the state than out, moving Kentucky to sixth place from last year. For states with 5,000 - 20,000 families moving, Vermont had the highest percentage, with a growth rate of 19.46 percent in 2010.

 “The average American moves 11 times in a lifetime,” explained U-Haul President of Phoenix Operations John “J.T.” Taylor.  “Our customers rely on us to provide affordable services, and we are proud to be able to offer families who need moving services the increased convenience of our locations, which makes for a shorter distance to travel when moving.  This not only makes their move easier but also has the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere and saves our customers money.”

 The report, reflective of growth patterns of the United States during 2010, was compiled based on nationwide trends in states with more than 5,000 families moving in or out of the area. Growth was then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each state.

 The 2010 Top 10 U.S. Growth States Report was compiled from more than 1.4 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions occurring during a recent 12-month period.

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 10 U.S. Growth States

January - December 2010

With More Than 20,000 Families Moving

 

RANK

STATE

%GROWTH

1.

MICHIGAN 

3.14%

2.

TEXAS

1.67%

3.

MARYLAND

1.61%

4.

WASHINGTON

1.53%

5.

COLORADO

1.38%

6.

KENTUCKY

1.30%

7.

OHIO

1.25%

8.

NEW YORK

1.21%

9.

NORTH CAROLINA

0.93%

10.

CALIFORNIA

0.75%

 

 

 

U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth States

January - December 2010

With 5,000 - 20,000 Families Moving

 

RANK

STATE

%GROWTH

1.

VERMONT

19.46%

2.

MAINE

13.41%

3.

DELAWARE

8.23%

4.

OREGON

6.01%

5.

NORTH DAKOTA

3.61%

6.

IOWA

2.28%

7.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

1.98%

8.

UTAH

1.88%

9.

WYOMING

1.46%

10.

WEST VIRGINIA

0.52%

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