Among areas with more than 10,000 families moving, Tampa Bay ranked No. 6, with 3.3 percent more families moving into the area than out, a report from U-Haul said.
Phoenix-based U-Haul said it compiled its 2003 Top Growth Cities report from more than 1.68 million U-Haul Co. transactions between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2003.
Miami has the highest percentage of growth, with 7.5 percent, according to the U-Haul report.
Following Miami at No. 2, was Indianapolis, with 5.7 percent growth. Next was Seattle, with 5.1 percent growth.
One other Florida city placed among the top 15 with more than 10,000 families moving, U-Haul said: Orlando was No. 14, with 1.5 percent growth.
For cities with 5,000 to 10,000 families moving, five Florida cities were in the top 24.
- No. 3, Fort Pierce, had 16 percent growth
- No. 14, Ocala, had 7.3 percent growth
- No. 17. Gainesville, had 6.7 percent growth
- No. 20, Daytona Beach, had 6.4 percent growth
- No. 23, Tallahassee, had 4.4 percent growth
The No. 1 city with 5,000 to 10,000 families moving was Lancaster, Calif., which U-Haul said had 24.9 percent growth. U-Haul measured the growth of No. 2, Victorville, Calif., at 13.8 percent. [Business Journal of Tampa Bay via Moreover]