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Despite Population Decline, Two Moving Companies Rank Vermont High as a Move-to Destination

Saturday, January 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

Although the U.S. Census Bureau's recent population estimates may show that Vermont has lost population, two moving companies report that Vermont ranks as a top relocation destination for its customers.

After ranking Number 1 in moving in a United Van Lines survey, Vermont fell three spots to rank Number 10 in the U-Haul survey. Meanwhile, Florida greeted the largest number of U-Haul moving trucks entering its borders versus exiting them, establishing a new Number 1 growth state for the first time in four years. Florida, which ranked second to Texas from 2016-18, bested the Lone Star State for growth this past year, according to U-Haul data analyzing US migration trends for 2019.

The United Van Lines migration report noted that Vermont had a large percentage of higher-income movers, which might account for the difference in the rankings with the do-it-yourself moving nature of U-Haul. In both surveys, Vermont was the top state in the Northeast for in-bound migration, which it also was last year. Floridia was Number 7 in the United report.

Vermont is a top-10 growth state for the fourth year in a row, registering as the No. 10 Growth State in America, according to U-Haul data analyzing US migration trends for 2019.

Vermont fell three spots from its No. 7 ranking a year ago, but continues to be among the country’s top states for growth. It also ranked No. 10 in 2017 and ninth in 2016.

Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck-sharing transactions that occur annually.

Read more at Vermont Business Magazine