U-Haul Ranks Texas as Top ‘Growth State’ of 2021, Topping Florida and Tennessee

Texas was an attractive destination for people moving last year, beating Florida and Tennessee for the largest net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks as job growth, lower housing costs and no income tax drew newcomers.

The Lone Star State regained its No 1. spot, which it held from 2016 to 2018 before dropping to second in 2019 and 2020, according to U-Haul’s annual Growth Index.

The truck rental company ranks “growth states” by examining the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state in a calendar year.

Arrivals in Texas rose 19 percent and departures increased 18 percent over 2020, with inbound trucks making up 50.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in the state last year. Click to read more at www.chron.com.