PHOENIX and BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vermont was the No. 10 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year’s U.S. migration trends.

U-Haul Migration Trends: Vermont Named No. 10 Growth State of 2017

Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 6 percent while departures jumped 10 percent from Vermont’s 2016 numbers.

Despite the spike in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 52.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Vermont to keep it among the leading net-gain states. Vermont earned the No. 9 growth ranking for 2016 after climbing from No. 16 for 2015.

Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

Texas was the No. 1 Growth State for the second year in a row. Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee rounded out the top five, and North Carolina ranked seventh, continuing a strong growth movement in the Southeast. California overtook Illinois on the list as the biggest net-loss state.

View the complete top 50 rankings along with more migration trends reports, including U.S. Growth Cities, at myuhaulstory.com.

While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.

White River Junction and Burlington paced Vermont’s net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks. Randolph, South Londonderry, Derby and Saints Johnsbury were among other notable cities to post strong net gains. Find U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers in Vermont at uhaul.com/locations.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.

The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

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