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Everything You Need to Know About Finding Self Storage in Forest, MS

Before beginning your self storage search in Forest, there are a few things you should know. Storage unit prices and availability in Forest are determined by many different factors, including real estate, population growth, the wealth of the local population, the current economic climate, and more. Using US Census data, we've pieced together a better picture of those factors as they relate to self storage in Forest.

Forest, MS Moving and Storage

If there are many people moving to or from Forest, prices could be higher than in other cities. That's because self storage if often used as part of a home move. We can get a good idea of whether or not many people are moving to or from Forest by looking at the change in population. From 2010 to 2014, the Forest metro area population grew from 5,701 to 5,744, a growth rate of 0.75% according to the US Census.

The Real Estate Climate and Self Storage in Forest, MS

Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Forest can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Forest and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. If housing occupancy rates in Forest are high, it's probably safe to assume that storage facility occupancy rates in Forest are also high, which would push unit prices up. According to US Census estimates, 92.1% of housing units in Forest are occupied, while the vacancy rate is at 7.9%. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Forest may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Forest than in other cities.