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Finding Self Storage in Columbia, TN: Everything You Need To Know

There are a few things you should know about Columbia self storage before you begin your search. The pricing and availability of storage units in Columbia will depend on several factors such as the real estate climate, the number of people moving into or throughout the area, housing conditions in the city, and the general wealth and prosperity of the area. The US Census keeps accurate data relating to all of these factors, so we've used their data on Columbia to help inform your Columbia self storage search.

Self Storage and Moving in Columbia, TN

If there are many people moving to or from Columbia, prices could be higher than in other cities. That's because self storage if often used as part of a home move. A city with a high amount of moving activity should see substantial changes in population, so by looking at population data for Columbia we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The Columbia metro area grew from 34,769 persons in 2010 to 36,071 persons in 2014 according to the US Census, an increase of 3.74%.

Self Storage and Real Estate in Columbia, TN

Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Columbia housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Columbia, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. High occupancy rates can indicate a lack of housing supply in Columbia, which may correlate to a lack of storage unit inventory and thus higher rental rates for self storage in the Columbia area. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Columbia are at 11.9%, while the occupancy rate is at 88.1%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is 89%, so it's likely the case that storage facilities in Columbia also have higher than average occupancy rates. High occupancy rates in Columbia will make it more difficult to find a good deal on a storage unit.