By: Paul J. Gough / Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh has ranked at the top of a national survey on moving trends with the highest percentage of people moving in to the region in 2012.
Pittsburgh had a 9.04 percent growth between January and December 2012 for the No. 1 spot on the U-Haul 2012 National Migration Trend Report, using U-Haul data for regions with more than 5,000 people moving in a year.
That beat all other parts of the U.S. that had more than 5,000 moves, including Austin, Texas (up 7.3 percent), San Francisco (up 6.8 percent) and Dallas (up 3.2 percent).
"The report, reflective of growth patterns in the United States during 2012, was compiled based on nationwide trends in cities of all sizes and reflects communities with more than 5,000 families moving in or out of the area," John "J.T." Taylor, president of U-Haul International Inc., said in a prepared statement. "Growth cities were then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each of area."
The top 10 cities for growth in 2012 according to U-Haul:
- Pittsburgh, up 9.04 percent
- Henderson, Nev., up 7.54 percent
- Austin, Texas, up 7.3 percent
- Reno, Nev., up 7.15 percent
- San Francisco, up 6.8 percent
- Jersey City, N.J., up 5.1 percent
- Raleigh, N.C., up 5.06 percent
- Nashville, Tenn., up 4.28 percent
- Columbus, Ohio, up 4.15 percent
- Tacoma, Wash., up 4.09 percent
This article originally appeared on Pittsburgh Business Times.