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U-Haul Names Houston As Top 2011 Destination

PHOENIX (March 23, 2011) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual 2011 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, titled “The 2011 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities.” According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2011, Houston took the No. 1 spot again, for the third year in a row.   For the second year in a row, Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas and Chicago all ranked No. 2 - 4 respectively, while San Antonio came in at No. 5, up from No. 6 in 2010.   Austin, Texas; Atlanta; Sacramento, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo. and Denver 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 2011 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report was compiled from more than 1.6 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 9.9 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 177 times per day, every day of the year.

 U-Haul Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities
January - December 2011

1.

HOUSTON

26.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

2.

ORLANDO, Fla.

27.

OKLAHOMA CITY

3.

LAS VEGAS

28.

MINNEAPOLIS

4.

CHICAGO

29.

BRONX, N.Y.

5.

SAN ANTONIO

30.

PORTLAND, Ore.

6.

AUSTIN, Texas

31.

TUCSON, Ariz.

7.

ATLANTA

32.

QUEENS, N.Y.

8.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

33.

BALTIMORE

9.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.

34.

LONG BEACH, Calif.

10.

DENVER

35.

PLANO, Texas

11.

PHILADELPHIA

36.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

12.

SAN DIEGO

37.

FULLERTON, Calif.

13.

BROOKLYN, N.Y.

38.

TULSA, Okla.

14.

PHOENIX

39.

MILWAUKEE

15.

DALLAS

40.

SEATTLE

16.

COLUMBUS, Ohio

41.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

17.

TAMPA, Fla.

42.

COLUMBIA, S.C.

18.

LOS ANGELES

43.

SAN JOSE, Calif.

19.

VAN NUYS, Calif.

44.

FORT WORTH, Texas

20.

COSTA MESA, Calif.

45.

RICHMOND, Va.

21.

NEW YORK CITY

46.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

22.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

47.

RALEIGH, N.C.

23.

INDIANAPOLIS

48.

FRESNO, Calif.

24.

SAN FRANCISCO

49.

EDISON, N.J.

25.

ST. LOUIS

50.

VICTORVILLE, Calif.

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