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Tips for Finding Self Storage in Selma, CA

Before beginning your self storage search in Selma, there are a few things you should know. Selma 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 Selma to help inform your Selma self storage search.

Self Storage and Moving in Selma, CA

Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Selma, 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 Selma. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Selma grew from 23,315 in 2010 to 24,283 in 2014, which is a rate of 4.15% growth over four years.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Selma, CA

Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Selma housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Selma, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. High occupancy rates can indicate a lack of housing supply in Selma, which may correlate to a lack of storage unit inventory and thus higher rental rates for self storage in the Selma area. According to US Census estimates, 94.2% of housing units in Selma are occupied, while the vacancy rate is at 5.8%. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Selma may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Selma than in other cities.