U-Haul says Katy is one of the top spots for incoming residents


PHOENIX (Covering Katy News) – Phoenix-based U-Haul says Texas continues to be the number-one state for people who are relocating from other parts of the country. According to its internal data on 2018 U.S. migration trends, Texas leads the way with one-way inbound rentals and Katy is one of the top destinations in Texas.

Katy, Spring, McKinney, Kaufman, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and New Braunfels pace Texas’s net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks. Pharr, Brownsville, El Paso, Lubbock, Irving and Arlington are among other notable cities with net gains.

“While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents,” said a statement from U-Haul.

Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.

Texas arrivals of one-way U-Haul trucks were up 5 percent while departures were up 6 percent compared to the state’s 2017 numbers. Despite a larger year-over-year increase in departures, arrivals still accounted for 50.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Texas to make it the top state for netting do-it-yourself movers.

This marks the third year in a row Texas ranks as the U-Haul No. 1 Growth State after rebounding from the No. 39 spot back in 2015. Florida, South Carolina, Utah, and Idaho round out the top five states for growth in 2018.

Illinois ranks 50th for the third time in four years with the most net departures of U-Haul trucks, outpacing No. 48 California and No. 49 Michigan among out-migration states.

Visit myuhaulstory.comto view the complete state rankings, as well as the top U-Haul U.S. Growth Cities (to be released Jan. 3) and Canadian Growth Cities (Jan. 4) for 2018.

Find U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers in Texas at uhaul.com/locations.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations provide a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.


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