KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas City is the No. 9 U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Destination City for 2016, once again attracting a large volume of incoming U-Haul trucks to its doorstep.
While the City of Fountains witnessed a 4.3 percent decline in year-over-year arrivals, it still managed to replicate its ranking for 2015.
U-Haul Destination Cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.
"Kansas City is home to a growing IT industry," said U-Haul Company of Southern Kansas president Aaron Krueger, whose territory includes part of the Kansas City market. "Companies such as Sprint® and Garmin®, and top startups like ShotTracker®, EyeVerify®, and C2FO® have their headquarters here. Kansas City was also one of the first cities to have access to Google Fiber® gigabit internet. I believe we are a destination because of our growing wages and reasonable cost of living."
U-Haul has four Company-owned stores and 19 independent neighborhood dealers within the city limits, and many more locations to fulfill the needs of suburbs outside Kansas City. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Kansas City at uhaul.com/locations.
Kansas City is home to the U-Haul Fulfillment Center, which is the prime distribution warehouse for moving supplies and other consumer products. Since Kansas City enjoys a centralized U.S. location, orders placed before 10 a.m. can be delivered all over the U.S. and Canada in one day.
"U-Haul's list recognizing Kansas City for newcomers is further endorsement of our region's success and growth as a top destination to live and work," said Tim Cowden, President/CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. "It's the companies and startups in our community driving world-renowned innovation, the affordable lifestyle, and the people who call K.C. home that make this city a hotspot for talent."
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 provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
Follow the Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities daily countdown through May 26 on Twitter @uhaul. View all migration trends reports, including the U-Haul 2016 U.S. Growth Cities and Growth States, at myuhaulstory.com.
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 47 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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