Texas Top Growth State, Says U-Haul
FORT WORTH (Fort Worth Business Press) – Texas continued its reign as America's top growth state during 2017, according to U-Haul data.
Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 1 percent while departures climbed 3 percent from Texas' 2016 numbers. Some of the activity increase can likely be attributed to the active hurricane season, the Fort Worth Business Press said.
Despite a larger increase in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 50.3 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in the Lone Star State.
McKinney, Prosper, College Station, Temple, and Kaufman paced Texas' net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks.
Texas secured the No. 1 growth ranking for 2016 after settling for the No. 39 spot for 2015.
Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Tennessee rounded out the top five. California overtook Illinois on the list as the biggest net-loss state.