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Finding Self Storage in Wilmette, IL: Everything You Need To Know

There are a few things you should know about Wilmette self storage before you begin your search. The pricing and availability of storage units in Wilmette 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. In order to give you a better idea of these factors in Wilmette, we pulled in data from the US Census.

Wilmette, IL Moving and Storage

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 Wilmette, prices could be higher and availability lower. We can get a good idea of whether or not many people are moving to or from Wilmette by looking at the change in population. According to the US Census, the Wilmette metro area's population grew from 27,107 in 2010 to 27,446 in 2014, a growth rate of 1.25%.

Real Estate and Self Storage in Wilmette, IL

Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Wilmette can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Wilmette and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. Low rates of vacancy in Wilmette housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Wilmette may then also be in short supply, which means Wilmette storage unit prices may be higher. 5.3% of housing units in Wilmette are vacant according to the US Census, while 94.7% are occupied. That's a lower vacancy rate than the average for cities in the United States, and suggests that storage facility vacancy in Wilmette may also be lower. Low vacancy allows storage facilities to charge higher rent, so a cheap storage unit could be trickier to find in Wilmette than in other cities.