Tips for Finding Self Storage in Dover, DE
Before beginning your self storage search in Dover, there are a few things you should know. Storage unit prices and availability in Dover are determined by many different factors, including real estate, population growth, the wealth of the local population, the current economic climate, and more. The US Census keeps accurate data relating to all of these factors, so we've used their data on Dover to help inform your Dover self storage search.Moving and Storage in Dover, DE
Self storage is commonly used as a secure place to store one's belongings when moving into a new home. If there's a high amount of moving activity in Dover, that could affect storage unit pricing and availability. A city with a high amount of moving activity should see substantial changes in population, so by looking at population data for Dover we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Dover grew from 36,044 in 2010 to 37,355 in 2014, which is a rate of 3.64% growth over four years.The Relationship Between Real Estate and Self Storage in Dover, DE
One way to get an idea of the demand for housing and storage space in Dover is to look at housing occupancy and vacancy rates. Low rates of vacancy in Dover housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Dover may then also be in short supply, which means Dover storage unit prices may be higher. According to US Census estimates, 91.7% of housing units in Dover are occupied, while the vacancy rate is at 8.3%. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Dover may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Dover than in other cities.
There are 3 self storage units in Dover, DE in a 15 mile radius to choose from. This means fewer options for you to choose from, so storage prices in Dover, DE may be higher than average due to less competition.
Using $1.00/sqft as a national average, the average price for a self storage unit is $1.27. This is 27.33% higher with $0.27 net increase in cost per square foot. You'll be paying more in medium to large cities as storage prices are generally higher in densely populated areas.
Choose from multiple self storage facilities in Dover including:
If storage near Dover, Delaware is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 3 nearby cities including Clayton, Smyrna, Townsend.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Dover. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Dover, DE Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Dover, DE, please visit our Dover, DE Vehicle Storage page.