Moving across country is a rite of passage (and a test of will) for millions of Americans each year.

But where are they all going?

Two of America’s leading truck rental companies, Penske and U-Haul, recently released separate analyses of where people are moving based on their own customer data.

While their methodology differs, both lists offer unique insights on the places where long-distance movers are flocking.


U-Haul’s Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities

U-Haul determined its list using the net gain of incoming one-way rentals versus outgoing rentals for the calendar year 2015. There were a total of 1.7 million one-way U-Haul rentals last year.

The top city on U-Haul’s list? Concord, CA—a city of more than 122,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“In conjunction with a great location, Concord remains one of the few affordable cities in the Bay Area and is surrounded by cities that offer sustained job growth,” said James Bostwick, U-Haul Company of East Bay president.

Coming in second on U-Haul’s list was Roseville-Sacramento, CA , followed by Austin, TX. You can see the rest here.

U-Haul also analyzed net incoming truck rentals on a state level, naming North Carolina the number one growth state.

Penske Truck Rentals Top Moving Destinations

Penske Truck Rentals considers one-way truck rental totals only for their list.

“Our own data, compiled from do-it-yourself moves across the country, mirror the country’s migration and areas of growth,” said Don Mikes, Penske’s senior vice president of rental.

Penske customers made one-way moves to Atlanta more than any other city, for the second year in a row. Phoenix came in second on the list, followed by Tampa/Sarasota.

Check out the rest of the destinations below:


Alexander Harris