Everything You Need to Know About Finding Self Storage in Portage, MI
Just starting your Portage self storage search? There are a few things you should know. The pricing and availability of storage units in Portage 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. Using US Census data, we've pieced together a better picture of those factors as they relate to self storage in Portage.Portage, MI Moving and Storage
Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Portage, you might expect storage prices to be higher and unit availability to be lower. A city with a high amount of moving activity should see substantial changes in population, so by looking at population data for Portage we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Portage grew from 46,359 in 2010 to 47,837 in 2014, which is a rate of 3.19% growth over four years.Self Storage and Real Estate in Portage, MI
Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Portage housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Portage, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. High occupancy rates can indicate a lack of housing supply in Portage, which may correlate to a lack of storage unit inventory and thus higher rental rates for self storage in the Portage area. Portage is estimated to have a 93.4% housing occupancy rate, while the vacancy rate is at 6.6%. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Portage may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Portage than in other cities.
There are 8 self storage units in Portage, MI in a 15 mile radius to choose from. This means fewer options for you to choose from, so storage prices in Portage, MI 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 $1.59. This is 58.87% higher with $0.59 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 Portage including:
If storage near Portage, Michigan is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 11 nearby cities including Galesburg, Gobles, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Otsego, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Richland, Schoolcraft, Springfield, Vicksburg.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Portage. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Portage, MI Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Portage, MI, please visit our Portage, MI Car, Boat & RV Storage Storage page.