California finishes last on U-Haul’s 2020 migration growth ranking

California came in 50th on a new ranking measuring migration growth among the states based on one-way U-Haul truck traffic leaving or entering their borders last year.

California displaced Illinois as the state with the biggest net loss of U-Haul trucks in 2020, the moving company reported. And California was ranked 49th in U-Haul’s 2019 migration growth study.

Both Texas and Florida had the most net gains in U-Haul truck traffic from 2016 to 2019 before they were displaced by Tennessee in 2020, the company said. What makes Tennessee attractive is its business-friendliness and low taxes, according to U-Haul.

Those states with the most migration growth are ranked based on net gains of one-way U-Haul trucks entering the state vs. trucks leaving their borders during a calendar year. More than 2 million one-way trips are logged by U-Haul every year, the company reported.

The annual ranking tracks truck traffic moving among its 22,000 truck- and trailer-sharing locations. U-Haul sees the data as a gauge of which states are attracting residents from outside their borders.

U-Haul Ranking of Migration Growth Among States:

2020 Rank State 2019 Rank
1 Tennessee 12
2 Texas  2
3 Florida 1
4 Ohio 7
5 Arizona  20
6 Colorado 42
7 Missouri  13
8 Nevada  24
9 North Carolina 3
10 Georgia  16
11 Arkansas  23
12 Indiana 9
13 Wisconsin  41
14 Oklahoma  14
15 South Carolina 4
16 West Virginia 22
17 Utah 8
18 Kentucky  37
19 Montana  26
20 Minnesota  15
21 Kansas  18
22 Alabama  6
23 New Hampshire  31
24 Iowa  30
25 South Dakota  28
26 Vermont  10
27 Delaware  21
28 Virginia  39
29 Maine  33
30 Idaho  11
31 Mississippi  25
32 Nebraska  19
33 Wyoming  27
34 Alaska  17
35 Rhode Island  35
36 Washington  5
37 North Dakota  32
38 Washington, D.C. 38
39 New Mexico  36
40 Michigan  48
41 Pennsylvania  46
42 New York  43
43 Connecticut  34
44 Louisiana 40
45 Oregon  29
46 Maryland  45
47 Massachusetts 47
48 New Jersey 44
49 Illinois  50
50 California  49

Source: U-Haul International Inc.

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