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Old 07-09-2010, 02:07 AM
 
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2009 top 50 U.S. destination cities


PR Newswire
April 10, 2010


U-Haul International, Inc. has released the results of the annual 2009 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, titled “The 2009 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities.” According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2009, Houston took the No. 1 spot, moving up from second place, while Las Vegas took second place, moving up from the No. 4 rank last year. Chicago climbed to No. 3 from No. 7 last year, while San Antonio ranked No. 4, moving up from No. 8. Austin, Texas moved up to fifth place from the No. 9 rank last year, and Atlanta, Orlando, Fla., Sacramento, Calif., Kansas City, Mo. and Denver rounded out the top 10.
The ranking reflects destinations for movers traveling more than 50 miles, and considers every city in the country, regardless of size. However, the data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not reflective of overall growth.
The 2009 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report was compiled from more than 1 million U-Haul truck transactions occurring during a recent 12 month period.

2009 top 50 U.S. destination cities | GetListy!!! (http://www.getlisty.com/preview/2009-top-50-u-s-destination-cities/ - broken link)
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Las Vegas & Chicago's higher rank surprised me.

Then again, I have heard that Chicago is growing at a nice pace now.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Las Vegas & Chicago's higher rank surprised me.

Then again, I have heard that Chicago is growing at a nice pace now.

I was surprised to see Philly at #12 and ahead of Dallas
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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The problem is this only considers U-Haul numbers. It would be safer to make a statement if you used all moving van companies or all that have a significant share of any market. Some cities could have different market shares distorting numbers.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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The problem is this only considers U-Haul numbers. It would be safer to make a statement if you used all moving van companies or all that have a significant share of any market. Some cities could have different market shares distorting numbers.

Good point
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I regret driving a Uhaul to Houston. I should have left all my crap and bought new stuff. I am seeing so much new stuff that I want.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Crystal City
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Dallas at #16 and Raleigh at #47? Impossible.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Dallas at #16 and Raleigh at #47? Impossible.
well people might be using other methods to get to Dallas and Raleigh
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: The City
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well people might be using other methods to get to Dallas and Raleigh

maybe wagon train - but honestly the census data has better migration data. It does seem odd to me that Philly was above Dallas, I am not quite sure what to make of the list
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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maybe wagon train - but honestly the census data has better migration data. It does seem odd to me that Philly was above Dallas, I am not quite sure what to make of the list
you never know what's in those uhaul 'shipments' to philly
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