U-Haul named Texas the nation’s number one growth state for 2017, marking the second consecutive year the Lone Star State nabbed the top spot in the truck rental company’s annual migration trends report which analyzes domestic relocation patterns.
According to U-Haul, the number of incoming truck rentals accounted for 50.3 percent of all one-way traffic into Texas last year.
Breitbart Texas reported that, in 2016, inbound U-Haul truck rentals outpaced departures 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent largely because of relocations to Austin, named the number two U.S. growth city in the 50,000-plus population category.
The company compiles migration trends data for more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rentals each year.
Breitbart Texas reported that between July 2014 and July 2015, census figures showed nearly 500,000 Americans relocated in Texas, more than in any other state.