Tucson Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (June 2023)

Self storage has become crucial for navigating major life events. It can be particularly useful for events such as moving, downsizing and when changes in household composition occur, as well as when engaging in home remodeling projects and organizational endeavors. Tucson offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Tucson, AZ?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Tucson is $116/month, a decrease of 10.1% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 3.8% year-over-year decrease, registering an average of $128 in June, 2023.

Tucson self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Tucson self storage market includes several other types of units that can vary in terms of size and amenities, and naturally, price.

For instance, a 5x5 self storage unit in Tucson rents for $48, while a 5x10 unit would cost $71/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $190/month. Non-climate-controlled units typically come with lower price tags than their climate-controlled counterparts of the same size.

Non-Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $48
5x10 $71
10x10 $116
10x15 $148
10x20 $190
10x30 $278
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $57
5x10 $83
10x10 $132
10x15 $170
10x20 $216
10x30 $299

* Average monthly rates for Tucson in June 2023.

Average storage unit cost in Tucson by neighborhood

Self storage prices can vary depending on location as some neighborhoods might offer more budget-friendly self storage rates than others.

You can find cheap Tucson storage units in Sunnyside, where the standard self storage unit goes for $91/mo. on average, in Broadway Northeast, where renters pay $99/mo. on average, and in Alvernon Heights, where the average street rates hover around $102/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Poets Square and Keeling ($105) and Terra Del Sol ($106).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Tucson is Myers with a monthly average street rate of $201, followed by El Presidio.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Sunnyside $91
2 Broadway Northeast $99
3 Alvernon Heights $102
4 Poets Square $105
5 Keeling $105
6 Terra Del Sol $106
7 Rillito $111
8 Limberlost $112
9 Bravo Park Lane $113
10 Northwest Tucson $114
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Myers $201
2 El Presidio $200
3 Campus Farm $189
4 Santa Cruz Southwest $183
5 Dietz $179
6 Barrio Blue Moon - San Ignacio Yaqui $169
7 Flowing Wells $162
8 Rita Ranch $161
9 Roberts $155
10 Harrison East South $146

Want to find the best self storage deals? Browse listings in your preferred Tucson neighborhoods and Tucson Zip Codes for more details on what’s available and compare rent prices, unit sizes and amenities.

How Tucson, AZ, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Tucson compare to prices in other nearby cities

Check out the table below to see how self storage in Tucson compares rent-wise to other places in the state of Arizona.

# City Average Street Rate
1 Oracle, AZ $126
2 San Tan Valley, AZ $123
3 Apache Junction, AZ $118
4 Gilbert, AZ $116
5 Tucson, AZ $116
6 Mesa, AZ $110
7 Casa Grande, AZ $107
8 Queen Creek, AZ $105
9 Gold Canyon, AZ $100
10 Arizona City, AZ $80

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for June 2023.

How self storage costs in Tucson compare to rates in other sought-after cities in the US

Check out the table below to see how self storage rent in Tucson compares to other popular cities in the US.

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $255
2 Chicago, IL $135
3 Phoenix, AZ $126
4 Las Vegas, NV $124
5 Austin, TX $122
6 Dallas, TX $117
7 Tucson, AZ $116
8 San Antonio, TX $112
9 Houston, TX $99
10 Indianapolis, IN $90

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for June 2023.

Self storage market size in Tucson, AZ

Tucson self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 6,975
No. of self storage facilities 124
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 6,544,036
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 8.0
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2023 3
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2023 (sq. ft.) 220,367
Average self storage rent in Tucson for a standard 10x10 unit $116

Tucson self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2022 alone, about 205,744 square feet of self storage space came online in Tucson, representing 3.1% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in Tucson has increased by 3.4%.

Currently, there are 124 self storage facilities and approx. 6,975 storage units in Tucson. The local inventory encompasses 6,544,036 square feet of storage space, offering 8.0 square feet per capita.

A total of 220,367 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2023, an increase of 7.1% compared to last year.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Tucson housing market

Total no. of households 218,790
Y-o-y change in no. of households 3%
Renter households in Tucson 106,443
Homeowner households in Tucson 112,347
Households with mortgages in Tucson 71,875
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.8
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 767
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,614
Average apartment rent $1,279
Median home value $186,100
Working from home (% of total working population) 7.5%

Self storage for residential clients: key facts and figures about the Tucson housing market

Generally associated with life events, the self storage industry is equipped to respond to people with changing housing situations, whether that means moving, downsizing, welcoming a new baby, or embracing multi-generational living. Lifestyle choices are also a demand driver for self storage, including preferences for snowbirding, digital nomading and RV travelling.

Looking at the type of residential customers that the Tucson self storage sector serves, it caters to both renters and homeowners, acting as extensions of their homes when living spaces are not big enough for the things people own.

Tucson is home to 106,443 renters and 112,347 homeowners. The average apartment size in Tucson is 767 sq. ft. and the average Tucson home size is 1,614 sq. ft.

Self storage for business

Alongside the residential sector, self storage responds to needs arising from conducting business. Entrepreneurs and small business owners, including brick-and-mortar retailers, can turn to self storage to store their merchandise all while keeping it accessible.

Legal and medical professionals often turn to self storage as they are generally required to keep hard copies of their records. Realtors and interior designers also find self storage particularly useful for temporarily storing staging furniture. Moreover, blue collar businesses can benefit from storing their heavy equipment and supplies close to their work site.

Self storage interest: How customers search for Tucson self storage

Interest for self storage has been growing over the last decade, as Google Trends data shows. We’ve looked at the most popular keyword used in conjunction with Tucson self storage-related searches, "self storage", to see the latest trends in consumer search habits. June, July and August are generally the most popular months for self storage searches.

Data Source:  Google Trends

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Where does our data come from?

All data related to self storage was compiled by StorageCafe, an online self storage search portal featuring nearly 26,000 listings across the U.S.

The self storage rental statistics on this page were sourced from our sister company, Yardi Matrix, the industry's most comprehensive market intelligence tool for investment professionals, equity investors, lenders and property managers who underwrite and manage investments in the multifamily, student housing, self storage, office and industrial sectors. Yardi Matrix maintains operational profiles for over 30,000 self storage facilities across the U.S.

Average home size data is from PropertyShark, while demographic data is from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey.