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Finding Self Storage in Lake Charles, LA: Top Tips

Before beginning your self storage search in Lake Charles, there are a few things you should know. If you're wondering how much you should expect to pay for self storage in Lake Charles, consider the fact that storage prices are closely related to factors like the real estate climate, the economic prospects of the city, and population growth. We used US Census data on Lake Charles to give you a better idea of these factors.

Self Storage and Moving in Lake Charles, LA

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 Lake Charles, prices could be higher and availability lower. Population changes over time are one way of gauging the amount of moving activity in Lake Charles. From 2010 to 2014, the Lake Charles metro area population grew from 72,250 to 74,889, a growth rate of 3.65% according to the US Census.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Lake Charles, LA

Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Lake Charles housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Lake Charles, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. Low rates of vacancy in Lake Charles housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Lake Charles may then also be in short supply, which means Lake Charles storage unit prices may be higher. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Lake Charles are at 10.9%, while the occupancy rate is at 89.1%. That's a higher rate than average for US cities, suggesting storage unit occupancy in Lake Charles may also be higher. That might make it harder to find cheap storage in Lake Charles.