Philadelphia remains the No. 8 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, maintaining its ranking on last year’s list.
Philadelphia saw a 2% 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.
“People packing up their U-Haul trucks and moving to Philadelphia because of its affordability,” said Todj Myers, U-Haul Company of South Philadelphia president. “East Coast cities like Boston and New York are popular, but the cost of living in Philadelphia is what makes it appealing. Families move here so they can live and work in a big city without breaking the bank.”
U-Haul has 15 Company-owned stores and 44 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Philadelphia 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.