More U-Hauls coming in than going out.
White River Junction is the No. 2 U-Haul U.S. Growth City for locations with a population smaller than 10,000 according to the latest U-Haul Trends Migration Report.
More people (at least those people who move themselves) are coming into the Green Mountain State than are leaving.
Vermont is the No. 9 U.S. Growth State for 2016, according to the migration trends report. Vermont climbed seven spots from its No. 16 growth ranking for 2015. Year-over-year arrivals of one-way truck rentals jumped 8 percent last year in Vermont, and departures rose 4 percent as overall U-Haul traffic increased.
While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well cities are attracting and maintaining residents. 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.