Charlotte is the No. 7 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, rising three spots from its ranking on last year’s list.
Charlotte 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.
“Charlotte is seeing more U-Haul trucks coming in than leaving,” said Kay Church, U-Haul Company of Charlotte president. “Charlotte is appealing to do-it-yourself movers because they are seeking a growing job market, bustling city life and the Southern hospitality North Carolina is known for. It seems like everyone is moving to Charlotte.”
U-Haul currently has nine Company-owned stores and 26 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Charlotte 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 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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