Bronx Ranks Top US Growth City?

Published on April 04, 2010, 2:39 am
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U-Haul International, Inc. earlier this week released results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report that reflects the nation’s top growth areas for families that moved during 2009. The 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than with 5,000 families moving, Bronx, NY had the highest percentage of growth, with 17.22 percent.

“The report, reflective of growth patterns in the United States during 2009, was compiled based on nationwide trends in cities of all sizes and reflects communities with more than 5,000 families moving in or out of the area,” stated John “J.T.” Taylor, U-Haul president of Phoenix Operations. “Growth cities were then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each area.”

The 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report was compiled from more than 1 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. A complete copy of the U-Haul National Migration Trend Report follows.


                 U-Haul Top U.S. Growth Cities
                    January – December 2009
             With More Than 5,000 Families Moving
    RANK    CITY                                  %GROWTH
      1.    BRONX, New York                        17.22%
      2.    HOUSTON, Texas                         10.80%
      3.    PORTLAND, Oregon                       10.16%
      4.    DALLAS, Texas                           9.48%
      5.    LOS ANGELES, California                 7.87%
      6.    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana                   6.88%
      7.    TAMPA, Florida                          6.76%
      8.    ORLANDO, Florida                        6.43%
      9.    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina               5.84%
     10.    VAN NUYS, California                    5.80%
     11.    SAN ANTONIO, Texas                      5.44%
     12.    ST. LOUIS, Missouri                     5.37%
     13.    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma                 4.97%
     14.    PHOENIX, Arizona                        4.94%
     15.    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesotta                 3.65%
     16.    JACKSONVILLE, Florida                   2.27%
     17.    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania              2.21%
     18.    KANSAS CITY, Montana                    2.02%
     19.    SACRAMENTO, California                  1.66%
     20.    COLUMBUS, Ohio                          1.49%
     21.    LAS VEGAS, Nevada                       1.13%
     22.    SAN DIEGO, California                   1.10%
     23.    DENVER, Colorado                        1.00%
     24.    QUEENS, New York                        0.93%
     25.    TUCSON, Arizona                         0.16%

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