Idaho ranked # 9 fastest growing state in the United States

The number of inbound customers accounted for nearly 50.5% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Idaho in 2021, according to U-Haul data.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Idaho is the 9th largest growing state in America, according to 2021 transactional data compiled for the U-Haul® Annual Growth Index.

People coming to Idaho in one-way U-Haul trucks grew more than 1% year-over-year, while departures remained the same as in 2020, as our partner reported. information, the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Inbound customers accounted for nearly 50.5% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Idaho in 2021, making it a leading state for DIY movers. Idaho has registered as a net gain state for U-Haul trucks every year since 2015, and this is the third time it has been in the top 10 states for growth in the past six years. .

The fastest growing cities in Idaho are Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, and Twin Falls. Other notable net gain towns include Post Falls, Pocatello, Ammon, Lewiston, and Nampa.

Growth states are calculated as the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state in a calendar year. Migration trend data is compiled from the more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck customer transactions that occur each year.

“People move to Idaho for career opportunities,” said Casey Jones, president of U-Haul Company of Idaho. “… People are leaving the West Coast tech scene and finding what they need here. Idaho also has a nice balance between urban, suburban and countryside. There is something for everyone. It is a great place to raise a family.

U-Haul customers made Texas the # 1 growth state in 2021, followed by Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arizona. This is the second year in a row that the same three states have made the top three, with Tennessee taking the highest honors in 2020. Texas is the leading growing state for the fourth time in the past six years, and no ‘has never been lower than No.1. 2 in this interval.

California ranks 50th and Illinois 49th for the second year in a row, indicating that these states had the largest net losses of one-way U-Haul trucks.

While U-Haul migration trends do not directly correlate with population or economic growth, the U-Haul Growth Index is an effective indicator of states’ ability to attract and retain residents.

Visit to see more individual state reports, the 25 fastest growing cities in the United States and the 25 growing cities in Canada.

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