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U-Haul Ranks Santa Monica, Calif. As 2009 Top U.S. Growth City

U-Haul Ranks Santa Monica, Calif. As 2009 Top U.S. Growth City

PHOENIX (April 2, 2010) — 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 2009. The 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than with 5,000 families moving, Santa Monica, California. had the highest percentage of growth, with 12.70 percent.

“The report, reflective of growth patterns in the United States during 2009, 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 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report was compiled from more than 1 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.

U-Haul Top U.S. Growth Cities

January - December 2009

With More Than 5,000 Families Moving

  1. SANTA MONICA, Calif. 12.70%
  2. LANCASTER, Calif. 10.83%
  3. NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10.00%
  4. MIAMI, Fla. 9.86%
  5. AUSTIN, Texas 7.26%
  6. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. 7.20%
  7. CHICAGO, Ill. 7.19%
  8. OMAHA, Neb. 6.95%
  9. BOISE, Idaho 5.12%
  10. WASHINGTON, D.C. 4.84%
  11. ONTARIO, Calif. 4.02%
  12. RENO, Nev. 3.77%
  13. SEATTLE, Wash. 3.62%
  14. OAKLAND, Calif. 3.34%
  15. VANCOUVER, Wash. 3.24%
  16. COSTA MESA, Calif. 2.68%
  17. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. 2.19%
  18. ATLANTA, Ga. 2.03%
  19. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. 1.44%
  20. NASHVILLE, Tenn. 1.43%
  21. BROOKLYN, N.Y. 1.23%
  22. JERSEY CITY, N.J. 0.88%
  23. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. 0.74%
  24. VICTORVILLE, Calif. 0.33%
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