States People Are Moving To!


As we previously told you, a report by United Van Lines claimed that Idaho is the state where the most people were moving to in 2020, but a new report by U-Haul disagrees.

  • The truck rental company reports that Tennessee was actually the biggest growth state in 2020, topping the list for the first time ever.
  • They made their determination by calculating the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering the state, versus the amount leaving within the year.
  • Arrivals of U-Haul trucks in Tennessee jumped 12% from 2019, with arrivals accounting for 50.6% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in 2020.
  • It’s the first time since 2015 that a state other than Florida or Texas topped the list. 

U-Haul’s Top Ten Growth States in 2019

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  1. Tennessee
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Ohio
  5. Arizona
  6. Colorado
  7. Missouri
  8. Nevada
  9. North Carolina
  10. Georgia 
  • As for the state losing the most of its population, California saw the greatest loss of U-Haul trucks. 
  • ONE MORE THING! U-Haul also looked at how the pandemic affected migration trends in 2020, and notes since lockdowns began in March, San Francisco and New York City saw the biggest out-migration, not only during the first three months, but throughout 2020. The Bay Area had 58% of their one-way U-Haul traffic be outgoing, while arrivals dropped by 31%. In New York, arrivals dropped 58% from last year, while departures slowed down only because of a limited fleet due to too many trucks leaving the city.

Source:U-Haul