Suppose you've been keeping an eye on the moving trends over the past few years. In that case, you'd have noticed something interesting: Idaho has been steadily climbing the ranks in the moving industry, particularly among DIY movers.

In 2023, according to U-Haul's Growth Index, Idaho found itself comfortably sitting among the top 10 growth states. This index is a unique barometer of sorts, tracking the net gain or loss of one-way U-Haul equipment like trucks, trailers, and U-Boxes in each state over a year. And Idaho is seeing more arrivals than departures!

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According to U-Haul, "customers arriving in Idaho fell nearly 6% from 2022," and "do-it-yourself movers arriving in Idaho accounted for 51.3% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in and out of the Gem State." The cities in Idaho that saw the most growth were Boise and Nampa, with Twin Falls, Coeur d' Alene, Kuna, Post Falls, Meridian, Blackfoot, Mountain Home, and Lewiston being markets with notable net gain.

This doesn't mean Idaho is suddenly bursting at the seams with new residents like it did several years ago. The U-Haul Growth Index isn't a direct measure of population growth. It's more of an indicator of where people are choosing to move. And right now, Idaho is the chosen one.

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It's fascinating to see how these trends change over time. I'm sure the locals would like to see another state making its mark on the U-Haul Growth Index next year. If there is something positive for those who are upset that people continue to move to Idaho, it is that it could be worse.

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While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the U-Haul Growth Index is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents. Find the U-Haul location nearest you at

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