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Everything You Need to Know About Finding Self Storage in Kalama, WA

Just starting your Kalama self storage search? There are a few things you should know. Storage unit prices and availability in Kalama 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 Kalama.

Kalama, WA Moving and Storage

Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Kalama, you might expect storage prices to be higher and unit availability to be lower. Population changes over time are one way of gauging the amount of moving activity in Kalama. From 2010 to 2014, the Kalama metro area population grew from 2,341 to 2,347, a growth rate of 0.26% according to the US Census.

The Relationship Between Real Estate and Self Storage in Kalama, WA.

Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Kalama can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Kalama and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. If there's low vacancy rates in Kalama housing, there's likely low vacancy at Kalama storage facilities. This would allow storage facilities in Kalama to charge higher prices for their units. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Kalama are at 9.6%, while the occupancy rate is at 90.4%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is 89%, so it's likely the case that storage facilities in Kalama also have higher than average occupancy rates. High occupancy rates in Kalama will make it more difficult to find a good deal on a storage unit.