State Sees Up Tick In Do-It-Yourself Movers Coming Here

By Clint Parker

North Carolina – The State of North Carolina continues to be a destination state for those moving according to numbers released by a nationwide moving truck rental company. North Carolina ranks in the top half of the states with one-way truck rentals. Number 24th in growth states to be exact, according to data compiled by U-Haul analyzing the nation’s migration trends for 2018.

North Carolina arrivals of one-way U-Haul trucks went up 10 percent from its 2017 numbers – one of the largest year-over-year spikes of any state,” said Media & Public Relations Andrea Batchelor, of U-Haul International | Specialist.  “Despite a slightly larger jump in departures, arrivals accounted for more than 50 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in North Carolina to make it the No. 24 state for netting do-it-yourself movers.”

“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,”  said a press release from U-Haul.

Who’s number one and two? Well, everything continued to be bigger in Texas, including the number of U-Haul trucks pulling into the state versus the volume leaving. Texas registered as the U-Haul’s No. 1 Growth State in America for the third consecutive year, according to U-Haul data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

Florida ranked second for the third year in a row. Neighboring South Carolina inched up one spot to No. 3, while fast-risers Utah and Idaho rounded out the top five states for growth. Illinois was 50th on the list for the third time in four years, outpacing No. 48 California and No. 49 Michigan for net departures among out-migration states.


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