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U-Haul Names Houston As Top 2010 Destination

PHOENIX (Feb. 16, 2011) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual 2010 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, titled “The 2010 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities.” According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2010, Houston took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row, while Orlando took second place, moving up from the No. 5 rank last year. Las Vegas dropped to No. 3 from No. 2 last year, while Chicago ranked No. 4, dropping from No. 3. Portland, Ore., moved up to fifth place from the No. 30 rank last year, and San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; Brooklyn, NY; Sacramento, Calif., and Kansas City, Missouri rounded out the top 10.

“Since 1945, U-Haul has built a long and proud history of relocating Americans,” said U-Haul President of Phoenix Operations John “J.T.” Taylor. “While recent economic conditions may have played a role as to where people have moved, our customers continue to rely on us to provide affordable services at convenient locations, which makes moving easier and more economical. This has the additional positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere and saves our customers money.”

 The ranking reflects destinations for movers traveling more than 50 miles, and considers every city in the country, regardless of size. However, the data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not reflective of overall growth.

The 2010 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report was compiled from more than 1.4 million U-Haul 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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Ashleigh Wagner, Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
U-Haul International, Inc.
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U-Haul Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities*

January - December 2010

 

1.

HOUSTON, Texas

26.

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. 

2.

ORLANDO, Fla.

27.

VAN NUYS, Calif.

3.

LAS VEGAS, Nev.

28.

TUCSON, Ariz.

4.

CHICAGO, Ill.

29.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.

5.

PORTLAND, Ore.

30.

BALTIMORE, Md.

6.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas

31.

ATLANTA, Ga.

7.

AUSTIN, Texas

32.

PLANO, Texas

8.

BROOKLYN , N.Y.

33.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

9.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

34.

LONG BEACH, Calif.

10.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.

35.

SAN JOSE, Calif.

11.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

36.

SEATTLE, Wash.

12.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.

37.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

13.

SAN DIEGO, Calif.

38.

FORT WORTH, Texas

14.

PHOENIX, Ariz.

39.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

15.

COLUMBUS, Ohio

40.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

16.

DALLAS, Texas

41.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

17.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.

42.

BOISE, Idaho

18.

QUEENS, N.Y.

43.

COLUMBIA, S.C.

19.

TAMPA, Fla.

44.

RALEIGH, N.C.

20.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

45.

MIAMI, Fla.

21.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.

46.

VICTORVILLE, Calf.

22.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.

47.

TULSA, Okla.

23.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

48.

RENO, Nev.

24.

BRONX, N.Y.

49.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

25.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.

50.

OAKLAND, Calif.

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