Migration Trends: Charlotte is No. 9 U-Haul Destination City

May 15, 2018

North Carolina’s largest city is the No. 9 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, rising one spot from its previous ranking.

Charlotte saw an 8 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to remain one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“People are moving to Charlotte because they know it’s a great place to live, work and play,” stated Brad Pruitt, U-Haul Company of Charlotte president. “We have a great job market, good weather, and our communities are welcoming and inclusive.

“The economy here is booming. There are tons of startups coming to Charlotte. And just behind San Francisco and New York City, we have the third-largest financial center in the nation.”

U-Haul has eight Company-owned stores and 37 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Charlotte city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Charlotte at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in Charlotte

U-Haul International, headquartered in Phoenix, is counting down its top 10 U.S. Destination Cities as a prelude to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer moving season. About 45 percent of all moves each year occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The No. 1 Destination City will be announced on May 25 via Twitter @uhaul and on myuhaulstory.com. Columbus, Ohio, was named the No. 10 Destination City on Monday.

View Destination Cities 11-50 below. Raleigh makes the list at No. 32, while Durham chimes in at No. 44. Both cities jumped six spots from last year’s rankings.

Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community. They do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily signify growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings.

U-Haul released its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities and its complete Growth States rankings for 2017 in January.

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.

U-Haul Destination Cities

  1. CHARLOTTE, N.C.
  2. COLUMBUS, Ohio
  3. TAMPA, Fla.
  4. SAN DIEGO, Calif.
  5. PHOENIX, Ariz.
  6. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
  7. SACRAMENTO, Calif.
  8. DALLAS, Texas
  9. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.
  10. LOS ANGELES, Calif.
  11. TUCSON, Ariz.
  12. ATLANTA, Ga.
  13. MIAMI, Fla.
  14. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
  15. BRONX, N.Y.
  16. WASHINGTON, D.C.
  17. FORT WORTH, Texas
  18. PORTLAND, Ore.
  19. NASHVILLE, Tenn.
  20. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
  21. CINCINNATI, Ohio
  22. BALTIMORE, Md.
  23. PLANO, Texas
  24. RALEIGH, N.C.
  25. DENVER, Colo.
  26. KNOXVILLE, Tenn.
  27. COLUMBIA, S.C.
  28. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.
  29. PITTSBURGH, Pa.
  30. LOUISVILLE, Ky.
  31. RENO, Nevada
  32. SEATTLE, Wash.
  33. RICHMOND, Va.
  34. SAN JOSE, Calif.
  35. BAKERSFIELD, Calif.
  36. DURHAM, N.C.
  37. MADISON, Wis.
  38. JERSEY CITY, N.J.
  39. ALEXANDRIA, Va.
  40. FRESNO, Calif.
  41. MEMPHIS, Tenn.
  42. TULSA, Okla.

 

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