Sacramento Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (April 2022)

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. Sacramento offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Sacramento, CA?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Sacramento is $154/month, an increase of 2% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 4.8% year-over-year increase, registering an average of $130 in April, 2022.

Sacramento self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Sacramento 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 Sacramento rents for $63, while a 5x10 unit would cost $93/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $235/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 $63
5x10 $93
10x10 $154
10x15 $190
10x20 $235
10x30 $324
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $74
5x10 $106
10x10 $162
10x15 $211
10x20 $281
10x30 $387

* Average monthly rates for Sacramento in April 2022.

Average storage unit cost in Sacramento 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 Sacramento storage units in Acacia Meadows, where the standard self storage unit goes for $107/mo. on average, in Bacchini, where renters pay $115/mo. on average, and in Overbrook, where the average street rates hover around $120/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Cordovan Mobile Home Estates ($125) and East Del Paso Heights ($127).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Sacramento is Bell Arden with a monthly average street rate of $281, followed by Olive Glen.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Acacia Meadows $107
2 Bacchini $115
3 Overbrook $120
4 Cordovan Mobile Home Estates $125
5 East Del Paso Heights $127
6 Lincoln Village $131
7 Larchmont Chardonnay $133
8 Golf Course Terrace $141
9 Robla $146
10 Upper Land Park $146
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Bell Arden $281
2 Olive Glen $278
3 Larchmont Foothills $249
4 Westlake $244
5 Village 5 $244
6 River Gardens $244
7 East Sacramento $241
8 Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park $224
9 Pocket $217
10 Ramona Village $216

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

How Sacramento, CA, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

Check out the table below to see how self storage in Sacramento compares rent-wise to other places within a 50-mile radius.

# City Average Street Rate
1 Orangevale, CA $171
2 Sacramento, CA $154
3 Elk Grove, CA $153
4 Citrus Heights, CA $152
5 Fair Oaks, CA $146
6 Carmichael, CA $140
7 West Sacramento, CA $135
8 Rancho Cordova, CA $133
9 Antelope, CA $127
10 North Highlands, CA $107

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for April 2022.

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $253
2 Sacramento, CA $154
3 Las Vegas, NV $130
4 Phoenix, AZ $129
5 Austin, TX $121
6 Tucson, AZ $119
7 Dallas, TX $117
8 San Antonio, TX $112
9 Houston, TX $98
10 Indianapolis, IN $90

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for April 2022.

Self storage market size in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 4,964
No. of self storage facilities 92
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 5,923,193
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 5.0
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2022 2
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2022 (sq. ft.) 141,028
Average self storage rent in Sacramento for a standard 10x10 unit $154

Sacramento self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2021 alone, about 293,338 square feet of self storage space came online in Sacramento, representing 5% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in Sacramento has increased by 5.3%.

Currently, there are 92 self storage facilities and approx. 4,964 storage units in Sacramento. The local inventory encompasses 5,923,193 square feet of storage space, offering 5.0 square feet per capita.

A total of 141,028 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2022, a decrease of 51.9% compared to last year.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Sacramento housing market

Total no. of households 185,331
Y-o-y change in no. of households 1.2%
Renter households in Sacramento 95,508
Homeowner households in Sacramento 89,823
Households with mortgages in Sacramento 62,710
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.0
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 824
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,456
Average apartment rent $1,804
Median home value $343,300
Working from home (# of total working population) 3.9%

Self storage for residential clients: key facts and figures about the Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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.

Sacramento is home to 95,508 renters and 89,823 homeowners. The average apartment size in Sacramento is 824 sq. ft. and the average Sacramento home size is 1,456 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 more than 25,000 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 29,000 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 2019 American Community Survey.