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Westgate Storage

100 West Oxmoor Road Birmingham, AL 35209 Birmingham AL 35209 | 7.30 miles away

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Finding Self Storage in Bessemer, AL: Top Tips

Before beginning your self storage search in Bessemer, there are a few things you should know. Bessemer storage unit prices and availability are closely related to things like real estate prices, the type of housing available in the area, the city's wealth, and whether or not many people are moving to the area. The US Census keeps accurate data relating to all of these factors, so we've used their data on Bessemer to help inform your Bessemer self storage search.

Bessemer, AL Self Storage and Moving

Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Bessemer, you might expect storage prices to be higher and unit availability to be lower. By looking at population changes in Bessemer, we should be able to get an idea of how many people are moving to or from the city. The Bessemer metro area saw its population decline from 27,438 persons in 2010 to 26,949 persons in 2014 according to the US Census, a decrease of -1.78%.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Bessemer, AL

Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Bessemer can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Bessemer and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. If housing occupancy rates in Bessemer are high, it's probably safe to assume that storage facility occupancy rates in Bessemer are also high, which would push unit prices up. Bessemer is estimated to have a 86.6% housing occupancy rate, while the vacancy rate is at 13.4%. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Bessemer may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Bessemer than in other cities.