Texas is No. 1 Growth State for 2017, Arkansas Not Far Behind
A new report based on U-Haul truck rental data shows that Texas and Arkansas experienced major growth in 2017.
Each year, U-Haul combs through their data gathered throughout the year to determine which states saw the most growth and which ones saw little growth. This is based on the simple idea that if a truck is rented in one state and takes a one-way trip to another state, there's a good chance that the renters relocated to that state. This means that they contributed to the growth of that state. This is then measured against the number of trucks that left the state.
Based on that data, Texas saw the most growth in 2017.
This has been a trend for the Lone Star State. They say that everything is bigger in the state of Texas. I guess that includes their population growth. Texas was able to continue it's reign at the top of this list, even after Hurricane Harvey tore through the southern part of the state.
Arkansas also landed in the top 5, coming in at number 3 on the list.