U-Haul Names Houston Top Destination City

With the summer moving season right around the corner, U-Haul is announcing the Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities for the past calendar year.

Houston maintained the top spot in the rankings for the seventh consecutive year, receiving more one-way U-Haul truck rentals in 2015 than any other destination. Chicago, Orlando, Austin and San Antonio followed as Texas secured three of the top five destinations. Orlando climbed a pair of spots and Austin jumped three positions from their 2014 rankings, respectively.

Las Vegas, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Phoenix rounded out the top 10.

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of U-Haul Moving Season, with roughly 45% of all moves occurring now through Labor Day as families switch addresses in droves.

U-Haul Destination Cities reflect the top drop-off locations for one-way U-Haul truck rentals and do not account for outgoing traffic from those cities. Every city is considered, regardless of size. Data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not necessarily reflective of growth.



The U-Haul migration trends report was compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions that occurred during 2015.

"Our migration data offers a comprehensive assessment of where people are traveling, because our growing network of 20,000-plus locations across the U.S. and Canada is unmatched in the do-it-yourself moving industry," U-Haul International, Inc. President John (J.T.) Taylor said in a release.

U-Haul released its top U.S. Growth Cities and Growth States earlier this year. Concord, Calif., was named the No. 1 Growth City while North Carolina netted the No. 1 Growth State.

The remainder of the U-Haul Top 50 Destination Cities for 2015 includes: 11. Sacramento, 12. Jacksonville, Fla., 13. San Diego, 14. Charlotte, N.C., 15. Columbus, Ohio, 16. Tampa, Fla., 17. Dallas, 18. Indianapolis, Ind., 19. The Bronx, N.Y., 20. Tucson, Ariz., 21. St. Louis, Mo., 22. Los Angeles, 23. Atlanta, 24. Fort Worth, Texas, 25. Miami, 26. Washington, D.C., 27. Baltimore, Md., 28. Columbia, S.C., 29. Portland, Ore., 30. San Francisco, 31. Colorado Springs, 32. Cincinnati, 33. Nashville, Tenn., 34. Plano, Texas, 35. Knoxville,  Tenn., 36. Reno, Nev., 37. Manhattan, 38. Raleigh, N.C., 39. Louisville, Ky., 40. Denver, 41. Seattle, 42. Richmond, Va., 43. San Jose, Calif., 44. Oklahoma City, 45. Madison, Wisc., 46. Tulsa, Okla., 47. Tacoma, Wash., 48. Salt Lake City, 49. Fayetteville, N.C., and 50. Bakersfield, Calif.

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