Every year, UHaul puts out its report of where its moving van rentals went and once again, we see that failing blue states are losing millions of citizens while the red states are growing. I wonder why that is?
The biggest winner in 2020 was the conservative state of Tennessee which topped the list just ahead of Texas as the state that gained the most citizens.
Tennessee topped the list for the first time ever since 2015 when North Carolina was the big winner.
Per the moving company’s report:
U-Haul customers made Texas and Florida their top two destinations from 2016-19. Texas had the largest net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks for three consecutive years before Florida flipped the order and became No. 1 last year. Texas is second for growth, and Florida third, for 2020.
Ohio, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina and Georgia round out the top 10 states for 2020 growth as self-movers continue to migrate to the Southeast, as well as markets in the Southwest, Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions.
“I’m seeing a lot of people from California move (to Tennessee) because they’re attracted to our lifestyle,” noted Jeff Porter, U-Haul Company of Nashville president. “Tennessee has no income tax and is very business-friendly. There are plenty of jobs. People and companies are taking note. Places like Nashville, Murfreesboro and Clarksville are attracting tons of new residents. Nashville is ever-growing, and even the era of COVID-19 isn’t slowing that. We were seeing movement before the virus hit, but I think the situation has pushed a lot more people away from the West Coast to our state.”
So, who is at the bottom?
“California ranks last by a wide margin, supplanting Illinois as the state with the greatest net loss of U-Haul trucks. California has ranked 48th or lower since 2016. Illinois has been 49th or 50th since 2015, when U-Haul began ranking states based on annual net gain,” UHaul reported.
Now, what is the main difference between the top states and the biggest losers?
Yep, the losers are all infested with Democrats.
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