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Tips for Finding Self Storage in Greenville, MS

Before beginning your self storage search in Greenville, there are a few things you should know. The pricing and availability of storage units in Greenville 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. In order to give you a better idea of these factors in Greenville, we pulled in data from the US Census.

Greenville, MS Self Storage and Moving

One of the primary uses of self storage is as a safe place to keep your things between moving homes. If many people are moving to or from Greenville, prices could be higher and availability lower. A city with a high amount of moving activity should see substantial changes in population, so by looking at population data for Greenville we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Greenville declined from 34,367 in 2010 to 32,704 in 2014, a loss of -4.84%.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Greenville, MS

Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Greenville housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Greenville, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. High occupancy rates can indicate a lack of housing supply in Greenville, which may correlate to a lack of storage unit inventory and thus higher rental rates for self storage in the Greenville area. Greenville is estimated to have a 87.1% housing occupancy rate, while the vacancy rate is at 12.9%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is 89%, so it's likely the case that storage facilities in Greenville also have higher than average occupancy rates. High occupancy rates in Greenville will make it more difficult to find a good deal on a storage unit.