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Finding Self Storage in Salem, OR: Top Tips

Just starting your Salem self storage search? There are a few things you should know. Salem storage unit prices and availability are closely related to things like real estate prices, the type of housing available in the area, the city's wealth, and whether or not many people are moving to the area. The US Census keeps accurate data relating to all of these factors, so we've used their data on Salem to help inform your Salem self storage search.

Moving and Storage in Salem, OR

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 Salem, 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 Salem we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Salem grew from 155,078 in 2010 to 161,637 in 2014, which is a rate of 4.23% growth over four years.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Salem, OR

Housing unit occupancy can give us an idea of what the demand is like for living and storage space in Salem. Low rates of vacancy in Salem housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Salem may then also be in short supply, which means Salem storage unit prices may be higher. 6.5% of housing units in Salem are vacant according to the US Census, while 93.5% are occupied. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Salem may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Salem than in other cities.