PHOENIX, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, reflecting the nation's top-growth states for families that moved during 2012. The report, titled "U-Haul 2012 Top 10 U.S. Growth States," indicates that for states with more than 20,000 families moving, Washington had the highest percentage of growth, with 4.27 percent more families moving into the state than out. In addition to Washington's growth exploding in 2012, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oregon also showed substantial growth improvements. For states with 5,000 - 20,000 families moving, Vermont had the highest percentage, with an astounding growth rate of 13.59 percent in 2012.
"U-Haul remains committed to helping families move In-Town, as well as across the United States and Canada. People continue to move due to life-changing events, no matter what the economics may be, and these numbers reflect that," stated John "JT" Taylor, president, U-Haul International, Inc. "Our customers rely on us to provide clean, well-maintained, affordable equipment to move their families. This past year, the mileage placed on U-Haul trucks, trailers and towing equipment would move a family to the moon and back more than 9.9 times a day."
The reports, reflective of growth patterns of the United States during 2012, were compiled based on nationwide trends in states with a minimum of 5,000 – 20,000 families and more than 20,000 families moving in or out of the area. Growth was then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each state.
The U-Haul 2012 Top 10 U.S. Growth States Report was compiled from more than 1.6 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions for calendar year 2012.
The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would move a family to the moon and back again more than 9.9 times per day, every day of the year and could also travel around the Earth more than 177 times per day, every day of the year.