San Jose Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (October 2021)

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

How much does a storage unit cost in San Jose, CA?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in San Jose is $174/month, a change of 5.5% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 8.5% year-over-year change, registering an average of $128 in October, 2021.

San Jose self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the San Jose 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 San Jose rents for $79, while a 5x10 unit would cost $112/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $306/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 $79
5x10 $112
10x10 $174
10x15 $235
10x20 $306
10x30 $434
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $82
5x10 $113
10x10 $174
10x15 $251
10x20 $352
10x30 $455

* Average monthly rates for San Jose in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in San Jose 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 storage units in San Jose in North San Jose, where the standard self storage unit goes for $167/mo. on average, in Downtown San Jose, where renters pay $180/mo. on average, and in Santa Teresa, where the average street rates hover around $193/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Fairgrounds and Blossom Valley, where self storage street rates start at $14/mo. and $20/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in San Jose is Cambrian Park with a monthly average street rate of $303, followed by East San Jose.

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How San Jose, CA, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in San Jose compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Campbell, CA $254
2 Los Gatos, CA $252
3 Saratoga, CA $205
4 Sunnyvale, CA $197
5 Mountain View, CA $185
6 Cupertino, CA $184
7 San Jose, CA $174
8 Morgan Hill, CA $172
9 Santa Clara, CA $166
10 Milpitas, CA $148

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2021.

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $247
2 San Jose, CA $174
3 Phoenix, AZ $127
4 Las Vegas, NV $125
5 Austin, TX $119
6 Dallas, TX $116
7 Tucson, AZ $114
8 San Antonio, TX $109
9 Houston, TX $95
10 Indianapolis, IN $86

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2021.

Self storage market size in San Jose, CA

San Jose self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 3,283
No. of self storage facilities 58
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 4,305,160
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 3.6
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 102,699
Average self storage rent in San Jose for a standard 10x10 unit $174

San Jose self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 232,867 square feet of self storage space came online in San Jose, representing 5.4% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 58 self storage facilities and approx. 3,283 storage units in San Jose. The local inventory encompasses 4,305,160 square feet of storage space, offering 3.6 square feet per capita.

A total of 102,699 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the San Jose housing market

Total no. of households 325,114
Y-o-y change in no. of households 1%
Renter households in San Jose 140,514
Homeowner households in San Jose 184,600
Households with mortgages in San Jose 132,285
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.1
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 886
Average home size (sq. ft.) N/A
Average apartment rent $2,718
Median home value $882,500
Working from home (# of total working population) 5.1%

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

San Jose is home to 140,514 renters and 184,600 homeowners. The average apartment size in San Jose is 886 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 STORAGECafé, 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.