Everybody is moving to Florida – or so it seems many days on our clogged, bumper-to-bumper highways and interstates.
New data compiled by U-Haul shows that the Sunshine State was the top state for population growth in 2019, overtaking Texas for the first time in four years. Florida was No. 2 in U-Haul’s study from 2016-2018.
U-Haul says their "Growth State” data is calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year.
“Florida has been showing signs of growth for a decade,” said Miguel Caminos, U-Haul Company of Orlando president. “Central Florida is really booming. I can’t think of any major suburb where there aren’t home developments or new shopping centers being built."
Top states for population growth in 2019:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
So, where are people not moving to?
U-Haul says California ranked 49th, and Illinois was 50th for the fourth time in five years.