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U-Haul ranks Maryland nearly dead last in migration growth for 2020

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jan 06, 2021

BALTIMORE — Maryland ranks nearly dead last in growth, this according to U-Haul's 2020 migration trend analysis.

U-Haul says they calculate growth states by the net gain of more than 2 million one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving during a calendar year.

Dropping one spot from the previous year to number 46, the trends show a 9 percent year-over-year decrease in people coming to Maryland, as opposed to an 8 percent drop in departures from 2019.

U-Haul's data shows Frederick as the leading growth city in the state.

It's important to note however, that U-Haul's trends don't necessarily correlate directly to population or economic growth, rather it gauges how cities throughout the country attract and maintain residents based on the company's 22,000 sharing locations nationwide.

Tennessee, Florida, and Texas ranked top three in 2020.