PHOENIX and MADISON, Wis., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin is the No. 4 U.S. Growth State for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.
An established growth state at No. 13 on this list for 2015, Wisconsin rose nine spots as its year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals held steady. Departures dipped by 1 percent last year.
Arrivals accounted for 50.6 percent of U-Haul traffic in Wisconsin in 2016 thanks to locations like Madison, the No. 1 U-Haul U.S. Growth City for locations with a population of more than 50,000. Milwaukee, Hudson and Eau Claire also were among the cities to pace Wisconsin in its net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks.
Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
"Milwaukee is doing very well right now," said Mike Schneider, U-Haul Company of South Eastern Wisconsin president. "Urban growth is strong. New condos are going up downtown. People are moving in from all over. There is a lot of stuff going on as you head south to Racine and Kenosha – everything along southern part of the state is growing fast."
Adam Sonnleitner, U-Haul Company of Southwestern Wisconsin and Rockford president, shared the same sentiments for Madison and its surrounding area.
"We just opened a new store on the north side of Madison (U-Haul Moving & Storage at Warner Park at 2701 Packers Ave.)," Sonnleitner said. "People here are very dependent on U-Haul."
Find U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers in Wisconsin 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 locations, including neighborhood dealers and Company-owned and -operated stores, provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 139,000 trucks, 108,000 trailers and 38,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 536,000 rooms and more than 50 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S. www.uhaul.com
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