Finding Self Storage in Lancaster, PA: Everything You Need To Know
Before beginning your self storage search in Lancaster, there are a few things you should know. Storage unit prices and availability in Lancaster 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 Lancaster.Self Storage and Moving in Lancaster, PA
Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Lancaster, 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 Lancaster. US Census data tells us that the Lancaster metro area's population shrank from 59,329 in 2010 to 59,302 in 2014, a decline of -0.05%.The Relationship Between Real Estate and Self Storage in Lancaster, PA
Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Lancaster housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Lancaster, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. Low rates of vacancy in Lancaster housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Lancaster may then also be in short supply, which means Lancaster storage unit prices may be higher. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Lancaster are at 6.8%, while the occupancy rate is at 93.2%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is approximately 89%, which is lower than the rate in Lancaster, suggesting that storage unit inventory might also be tighter in Lancaster. With fewer units available, storage facilities in Lancaster may charge higher prices.
There are 8 self storage units in Lancaster, PA in a 15 mile radius to choose from. This means fewer options for you to choose from, so storage prices in Lancaster, PA 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 $1.24. This is 23.85% higher with $0.24 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 Lancaster including:
If storage near Lancaster, Pennsylvania is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 15 nearby cities including Akron, Bird In Hand, Brogue, Columbia, Dallastown, Elizabethtown, Emigsville, Ephrata, Hellam, Kinzers, Leola, Lititz, Manchester, Manheim, Marietta.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Lancaster. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Lancaster, PA Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Lancaster, PA, please visit our Lancaster, PA Vehicle Storage page.