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U-Haul National Migration Trend Report - 2007 Growth Cities

PHOENIX (April 3, 2008) — U-Haul, North America’s number one choice for do-it-yourself movers today, released results of the U-Haul National Migration Trend Report that reflects the nation’s top growth areas for families who moved during 2007. The 2007 Top Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than 10,000 families moving, San Francisco, Calif., had the highest percentage of growth, with 11.10 percent more families moving into the area than out. For cities with 5,000 -10,000 families moving, East Stroudsburg, Pa. had the highest percentage of growth, with 17.51 percent.

“The report, reflective of growth patterns in the United States during 2007, 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. “Growth cities were then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each area.”

The 2007 Top Growth Cities Report was compiled from more than 1.61 million U-Haul truck transactions between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2007. A complete copy of the National Migration Trend Report follows.

 

U-Haul Top U.S. Growth Cities*

January - December 2007

With More Than 10,000 Families Moving

  1. SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. 11.10%
  2. NEW ORLEANS, La. 9.26%
  3. SACRAMENTO, Ca. 9.10%
  4. FREDERICKSBURG, Va. 8.80%
  5. MIAMI, Fla. 7.93%
  6. RALEIGH, N.C. 7.43%
  7. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. 5.73%
  8. DENVER, Co. 5.59%
  9. NASHVILLE, Tenn. 4.90%
  10. BROOKLYN, N.Y. 4.55%
  11. AUSTIN, Texas 4.37%
  12. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 4.30%
  13. COLUMBUS, Ohio 3.96%
  14. TUCSON, Ariz. 3.81%
  15. TAMPA, Fla. 3.26%

*Data compiled from over 1.61 million truck transactions from January - December, 2007.

U-Haul Top U.S. Growth Cities*

January - December 2007

With 5,000-10,000 Families Moving

  1. EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. 17.51%
  2. SANTA ROSA, Ca. 10.96%
  3. MORENO VALLEY, Ca. 9.94%
  4. OAKLAND, Ca. 7.70%
  5. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. 7.52%
  6. DES MOINES, Iowa 5.98%
  7. COCOA, Fla. 4.61%
  8. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 4.30%
  9. SANTA MONICA, Ca. 3.88%
  10. DURHAM, N.C. 3.80%
  11. BOISE, Idaho 3.68%
  12. KATY, Texas 3.02%
  13. SAINT PAUL, Minn. 2.93%
  14. SPOKANE, Wash. 2.72%
  15. PALM SPRINGS, Ca. 2.63%
  16. LAKELAND, Fla. 2.59%
  17. NEWARK, N.J. 2.39%
  18. MADISON, Wis. 2.14%
  19. LANCASTER, Ca. 1.62%
  20. LOUISVILLE, Ky. 1.39%
  21. CHARLESTON, S.C. 0.83%
  22. EUGENE, Ore. 0.57%
  23. SAN BERNADINO, Ca. 0.26%
  24. JERSEY CITY, N.J. 0.24%
  25. OCEANSIDE, Ca. 0.12%

*Data compiled from over 1.61 million transactions from January – December 2007.

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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 more than 20.5 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 194 times per day, every day of the year.

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