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Interesting Self-Storage Statistics

Written by  Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00
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Whether you have been considering a storage unit for yourself or are just fascinated at the idea and function of a storage unit we at Elite Storage in Lafayette can help. We have gathered some interesting self-storage statistics for you to check out and hopefully learn more about the services we can provide for you.

· In 2014, there were nearly 48,500 primary self-storage facilities in the country. That’s an average of nearly 900 per state.

· Combine three Manhattan islands, and that’s less than the country’s total self-storage rentable space.

· In the U.S., 65% of self-storage renters have a garage in their home, 47% have an attic, and 33 percent have a basement. This suggests that Americans have more things than their homes allow them.

· In 2015, 90% of self-storage units nationwide were occupied, leaving only 10% vacant.

· Self-storage facilities in the U.S. have employed more than 170,000 persons which averages 3.5 employees per facility.

· Every American could stand under the rooftop of every self-storage facility at the same time.

· More than $3.5 billion in property taxes have been paid to local government authorities by self-storage companies.

· 52% of the nation’s self-storage facilities are located in the suburbs. 32% are in cities, and only 16% are in rural areas.

· An average of 4,000 of storage unit facilities are multi-story. Many companies value building up.

Now that you have some insight on storage units and how effective and popular they are throughout this nation then you may want to consider getting one yourself. If you have noticed that your home is bursting at the seams when it comes to having too many items, then you are in dire need of a unit. Call Elite Storage in Lafayette today to learn more about our facility and the units we have to offer you.