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

How much does a storage unit cost in Denver, CO?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Denver is $134/month, an increase of 6.4% 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.

Denver self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Denver 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 Denver rents for $51, while a 5x10 unit would cost $78/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $212/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 $51
5x10 $78
10x10 $134
10x15 $170
10x20 $212
10x30 $303
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $60
5x10 $91
10x10 $148
10x15 $193
10x20 $251
10x30 $369

* Average monthly rates for Denver in April 2022.

Average storage unit cost in Denver 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 Denver storage units in Clayton, where the standard self storage unit goes for $99/mo. on average, in Five Points, where renters pay $103/mo. on average, and in Speer, where the average street rates hover around $104/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Cory - Merrill ($114) and Indian Creek ($134).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Denver is Ruby Hill with a monthly average street rate of $277, followed by Park Hill Denver.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Clayton $99
2 Five Points $103
3 Speer $104
4 Cory - Merrill $114
5 Indian Creek $134
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Ruby Hill $277
2 Park Hill Denver $263
3 Overland $238
4 Elyria Swansea $198
5 College View - South Platte $185

Compare average storage prices in Denver neighborhoods

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

How Denver, CO, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Northglenn, CO $146
2 Thornton, CO $144
3 Westminster, CO $144
4 Wheat Ridge, CO $142
5 Greenwood Village, CO $137
6 Federal Heights, CO $137
7 Denver, CO $134
8 Aurora, CO $120
9 Centennial, CO $117
10 Englewood, CO $114

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $253
2 Denver, CO $134
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 Denver, CO

Denver self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 5,461
No. of self storage facilities 88
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 4,962,676
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 3.5
Average self storage rent in Denver for a standard 10x10 unit $134

Denver self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2021 alone, about 50,756 square feet of self storage space came online in Denver, representing 1% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in Denver has increased by 1%.

Currently, there are 88 self storage facilities and approx. 5,461 storage units in Denver. The local inventory encompasses 4,962,676 square feet of storage space, offering 3.5 square feet per capita.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Denver housing market

Total no. of households 301,501
Y-o-y change in no. of households 2.4%
Renter households in Denver 151,119
Homeowner households in Denver 150,382
Households with mortgages in Denver 112,107
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.6
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 847
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,232
Average apartment rent $1,916
Median home value $393,200
Working from home (# of total working population) 6.2%

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

Denver is home to 151,119 renters and 150,382 homeowners. The average apartment size in Denver is 847 sq. ft. and the average Denver home size is 1,232 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 Denver 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 Denver 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.