Published Mon, Jan 18 20219:30 AM EST last updated, 3-15-2021 5:08 PM EST. Jade Scipioni@JADESCIPIONI
A U-Haul truck and other vehicles travel along Interstate 10 as wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California. Located in the windy gap between Southern California’s two highest mountains, the facility is one of three major wind farms in California.
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Work from home orders and job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic prompted many Americans to pack up and head to other states in 2020.
The ones who rented one-way U-Hauls went to states like Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Ohio, according to a new report by the company.
U-Haul’s annual migration trends report calculates how many one-way U-Haul vehicles enter a state versus how many leave it each calendar year. For the 2020 report, the data were compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul rental customer transactions.
In 2020, Tennessee claimed the top spot for the most one-way U-Haul arrivals versus departures for the first time ever. Arrivals accounted for 50.6% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Tennessee, according to U-Haul, a 12% increase over last year. Meanwhile, departures rose only 9% over 2019.
Florida, which came in first in 2019, came 3rd and Arizona came in 5th.
Texas, which has ranked in the top two states with the most one-way arrivals since 2015, was No. 2 in 2020. Florida, which came in first in 2019, fell to third. Arizona came in 5th.
California ranks last on 2020′s list, behind Illinois and New Jersey, as the states with the least one-way arrivals. California has been in the bottom three states since 2016 and Illinois has been in the bottom two since 2015, when U-Haul began ranking states.
Doug Ducey, Arizona’s Governor reminds us: “In Arizona, we still value common sense. We believe in trusting people with the tools needed to thrive, then standing back and getting out of their way. We believe in fiscal responsibility. And we believe the American dream should be available to everyone, not just the ultrawealthy.
So, if you’re considering Arizona as your potential new home, know you won’t be alone. More than 70% of our adults were born elsewhere.
Consider Tucson and Red Hawk, a cordial climate at 4,300 feet and Conveniently Remote. Just 30 minutes East of the Tucson International Airport you will find Red Hawk at J6 Ranch.
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