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NH's Growth Slows, Per U-Haul
Published Friday, January 12, 2018

New Hampshire ranked 31st for growth nationally in 2017, according to U-Haul data, which analyzed the past year’s U.S. migration trends.

Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals increased by 8 percent while departures spiked 11 percent from NH’s 2016 numbers.

Arriving trucks accounted for 49.9 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in NH, which was ranked 14th in growth for 2016 and No. 47 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 data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually. And, what could be possibly disturbing for NH, is that younger people with fewer possessions than say a family of four who might use a moving company, may be more likely to rent a U-Haul when leaving for another state.

Texas was the number one 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.

To view the entire 2017 U-Haul Growth States rankings, plus other migration trends reports including the top U.S. Growth Cities, check out    

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

Tilton, Center Conway and Concord were among NH’s leading cities for more arrivals than departures of one-way U-Haul trucks.

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