Migration Trends: Las Vegas is No. 6 U-Haul Destination City

May 18, 2018

Sin City is the No. 6 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, maintaining its same ranking from last year’s list.

Las Vegas saw a 5 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to remain one of the top six busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Las Vegas has really transformed in the last 10 years,” stated Mike Vargovich, U-Haul Company of Las Vegas West president. “This is truly a family destination now. Families are moving here because they understand Las Vegas is a communal city with something for everyone.

“We have affordable housing and a relatively low cost of living. Plus, the weather is good and there are growing business opportunities. The lure of Las Vegas is strong and we are welcoming new residents with open arms.”

U-Haul has 14 Company-owned stores and 51 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Las Vegas city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Las Vegas at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in Las Vegas

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; Charlotte No. 9; Philadelphia No. 8; and Austin No. 7 earlier this week. View Destination Cities 11-50 below. Reno made the list at No. 39 to give Nevada a pair of cities in the top 40.

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. LAS VEGAS, Nevada
  2. AUSTIN, Texas
  5. COLUMBUS, Ohio
  6. TAMPA, Fla.
  7. SAN DIEGO, Calif.
  8. PHOENIX, Ariz.
  10. SACRAMENTO, Calif.
  11. DALLAS, Texas
  13. LOS ANGELES, Calif.
  14. TUCSON, Ariz.
  15. ATLANTA, Ga.
  16. MIAMI, Fla.
  17. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
  18. BRONX, N.Y.
  20. FORT WORTH, Texas
  21. PORTLAND, Ore.
  22. NASHVILLE, Tenn.
  24. CINCINNATI, Ohio
  25. BALTIMORE, Md.
  26. PLANO, Texas
  27. RALEIGH, N.C.
  28. DENVER, Colo.
  29. KNOXVILLE, Tenn.
  30. COLUMBIA, S.C.
  31. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.
  34. RENO, Nevada
  35. SEATTLE, Wash.
  36. RICHMOND, Va.
  37. SAN JOSE, Calif.
  38. BAKERSFIELD, Calif.
  39. DURHAM, N.C.
  40. MADISON, Wis.
  43. FRESNO, Calif.
  44. MEMPHIS, Tenn.
  45. TULSA, Okla.


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