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Everything You Need to Know About Finding Self Storage in Whitefish, MT

Before beginning your self storage search in Whitefish, there are a few things you should know. Whitefish 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. We used US Census data on Whitefish to give you a better idea of these factors.

Self Storage and Moving in Whitefish, MT

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 Whitefish, 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 Whitefish we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Whitefish grew from 6,358 in 2010 to 6,864 in 2014, which is a rate of 7.96% growth over four years.

Self Storage and Real Estate in Whitefish, MT

Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Whitefish housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Whitefish, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. If housing occupancy rates in Whitefish are high, it's probably safe to assume that storage facility occupancy rates in Whitefish are also high, which would push unit prices up. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Whitefish are at 27%, while the occupancy rate is at 73%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is 89%, so it's likely the case that storage facilities in Whitefish also have higher than average occupancy rates. High occupancy rates in Whitefish will make it more difficult to find a good deal on a storage unit.