Chicago registers as the No. 4 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding two spots from its ranking on last year’s list.
Year-over-year traffic held steady for one-way U-Haul trucks arriving in Chicago in 2019 as the city remains one of the top 10 busiest for incoming do-it-yourself movers.
“Chicago is one of those cities that will always attract residents,” said Ben Shock, U-Haul Company of Central Chicago president. “For a long time, people have been saying Illinois is losing residents. While the influx of residents has been down, families are still coming here to start their lives, build their businesses and raise their families. Chicago is still a city to be reckoned with.”
U-Haul has 17 Company-owned stores and 110 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Chicago 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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