AUSTIN is U-Haul No. 6 Destination City for 2019

Austin is the No. 6 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, rising one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.

Austin saw a 4% year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019 to stay one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Austin is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities,” said Glenn Taylor, U-Haul Company of South Austin president. “Austin used to be known as a college town, but it’s so much more now. It’s a hub for young families because there’s always something to do and the taxes are low. The U-Haul trucks just keep coming into Austin.”

U-Haul has 10 Company-owned stores and 38 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Austin city limits.

Rankings are based by 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 city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings do.

U-Haul released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2019 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 22,000 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 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

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