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Dallas deemed 7th hottest destination for movers in 2022, says new report
Where did the most Americans relocate to in 2022? The answer, according to a new report, is Texas.
Many Americans relocated to Texas’ Sunbelt region in 2022, according to Penske Truck Rental's latest annual “Top Moving Destinations” report. Of all the destinations in the big Lone Star State, Houston landed the No. 1 spot, while Dallas ranked No. 7, San Antonio came in at No. 9, and Austin at No. 10.
This is Houston’s second consecutive year as the No. 1 moving destination. Based on the 2021 report, Dallas’ destination ranking also remained the same, while San Antonio dropped further down from last year to No. 6, and Austin fell only one place.
In the rankings, Dallas is surrounded by No. 6-Charlotte, North Carolina and No. 8-Jacksonville, Florida.
Penske has been reporting on the migration patterns of Americans for 13 years, using data from the U.S. cities with the most inbound one-way consumer rentals throughout the year. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 23.7 million Americans moved in 2022, which is about 4 percent more than in 2021.
In the report, Penske Senior Vice President Kevin Malloy said it’s “always exciting” to find out where the company’s customers are moving.
“We understand just how hectic the moving experience can be and pride ourselves on putting the consumer first throughout the rental experience,” he said.
Penske’s top 10 moving destinations in 2022 are:
- No. 1 – Houston
- No. 2 – Las Vegas
- No. 3 – Orlando, Florida
- No. 4 – Phoenix
- No. 5 – Atlanta
- No. 6 – Charlotte, North Carolina
- No. 7 – Dallas
- No. 8 – Jacksonville, Florida
- No. 9 – San Antonio
- No. 10 – Austin
In a similar report released in January by U-Haul, the Dallas suburb of Richardson ranked the 15th most popular destination for movers in 2022. For the second year in a row, Texas also ranked No. 1 overall as the state with the most in-bound moves using U-Haul trucks.