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U-Haul Ranks Florida and Vermont as Top Growth States for 2013

PHOENIX (April 10, 2014) — The results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report is in, reflecting the nation’s top growth states for families that moved during 2013. The report, titled “U-Haul 2013 Top 10 U.S. Growth States,” indicates that for states with more than 20,000 families moving, Florida had the highest percentage of growth, with 4.85 percent more families moving into the state than out. In addition to Florida’s growth exploding in 2013, Texas and Washington also showed substantial growth increases. 

For states with 5,000 - 20,000 families moving, Vermont had the highest percentage for the second year in a row, with an astounding growth rate of 8.12 percent in 2013.  Maine and Delaware took second and third place respectively.

“U-Haul remains committed to helping families move In-Town, as well as across the United States and Canada. People continue to move due to life-changing events, no matter what the economics may be, and these numbers reflect that,” stated John “JT” Taylor, president, U-Haul International, Inc. “Our customers rely on us to provide clean, well-maintained, affordable equipment to move their families. This past year, the mileage placed on U-Haul trucks, trailers and towing equipment would move a family to the moon and back more than 9.9 times a day.”

The reports, reflective of growth patterns of the United States during 2013, were compiled based on nationwide trends in states with a minimum of 5,000 – 20,000 families and more than 20,000 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 U-Haul 2013 Top 10 U.S. Growth States Report was compiled from more than 1.7 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions for calendar year 2013.

Did you know…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 9.9 times per day, every day of the year and could also travel around the Earth more than 177 times per day, every day of the year.

U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth States

January - December 2013

With More Than 20,000 Families Moving

RANK

STATE

%GROWTH

1.

FLORIDA

4.85%

2.

TEXAS

4.40%

3.

WASHINGTON

3.19%

4.

LOUSIANA

3.16%

5.

ARKANSAS

2.18%

6.

COLORADO

1.69%

7.

TENNESSEE

1.24%

8.

KENTUCKY

0.61%

9.

INDIANA

0.52%

10.

OHIO

0.46%

 

U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth States

January - December 2013

With 5,000 - 20,000 Families Moving

RANK

STATE

%GROWTH

1.

VERMONT

8.12%

2.

MAINE

6.66%

3.

DELAWARE

5.92%

4.

ALASKA

4.44%

5.

NEW MEXICO

3.17%

6.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

2.78%

7.

IDAHO

2.75%

8.

WEST VIRGINIA

2.49%

9.

MISSISSIPPI

0.57%

10.

NORTH DAKOTA

0.36%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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