Madison ranked a top city for growth in 2022

Madison is the No. 3 growth city in America, according to the U-Haul Growth Index analyzing customer moves during 2022.

People arriving in Madison in one-way U-Haul trucks increased 8% over 2021, while departures rose 7%. Do-it-yourself movers arriving in Madison accounted for 52.5% of all one-way U-Haul truck traffic in and out of the market (47.5% departures).

Madison is the lone Wisconsin market on the list and ranked first among growth cities back in 2016. It ranked fifth in 2021 as U-Haul customers continue to make the capital city a significant net-gain area.

The U-Haul Growth Index is compiled according to the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks arriving in a city or state, versus departing from that city or state, in a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions that occur annually across the U.S. and Canada.