U-Haul: Austin still hauls in new residents at No. 3 in U.S.U-Haul: Austin still hauls in new residents at No. 3 in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120022016-02-09T06:00:00Z2016-02-09T19:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN - ​The Texas capital remains a hotbed for migration activity and population growth, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.​ ​

This comes as no surprise to the hospitable and trendy city that witnessed a larger volume of U-Haul trucks entering and leaving in 2015 than the year prior.

Austin came in with the number three ranking in the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities for 2015 after claiming first on the list for 2014.

Growth rankings are determined by the net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for the past calendar year. ​

"Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and has been for some time, and for good reason," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said. "But our challenge now is to make sure these U-Haul vehicles don't get stuck in traffic and that the people driving them—as well as the people already here—can afford to pay their bills."

U-Haul locations in Austin saw 50.8 percent of truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed leaving.

Austin welcomed 6 percent more U-Haul arrivals year-over-year, while its departures were up 7 percent over the same span.

The overall bump in U-Haul traffic made the Live Music Capital of the World a very lively hub for do-it-yourself movers.

"Austin leads the country in job growth, including middle-class jobs, but people also move here to go to the University of Texas and to become immersed in our creative community, whether it's the music scene or our growing film industry," Adler said.

Austin is one of two Texas cities on the growth rankings list, with College Station netting sixth.

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Also see U-Haul ranking: College Station 'whoops' to No. 6 in U.S.​​

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