Wichita Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (October 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. Wichita offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Wichita, KS?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Wichita is $88/month, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 4.6% year-over-year decrease, registering an average of $124 in October, 2023.

Wichita self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Wichita 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 Wichita rents for $35, while a 5x10 unit would cost $51/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $134/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 $35
5x10 $51
10x10 $88
10x15 $120
10x20 $134
10x30 $174
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $35
5x10 $66
10x10 $109
10x15 $152
10x20 $190
10x30 $220

* Average monthly rates for Wichita in October 2023.

Average storage unit cost in Wichita 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 Wichita storage units in Eastridge, where the standard self storage unit goes for $95/mo. on average, in Pleasant Valley, where renters pay $99/mo. on average, and in East MT. Vernon, where the average street rates hover around $101/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Central Heights - Whispering Pines Estates ($104) and Southwest Wichita ($107).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Wichita is Gilders Gardens with a monthly average street rate of $229, followed by Crystal Gardens.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Eastridge $95
2 Pleasant Valley $99
3 East MT. Vernon $101
4 Central Heights - Whispering Pines Estates $104
5 Southwest Wichita $107
6 South Area $109
7 Wolf Creek $110
8 Lambsdale $111
9 Sunflower $114
10 Chelsea Estates $116
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Gilders Gardens $229
2 Crystal Gardens $221
3 Wichita Municipal Airport $178
4 Orchard Breeze $168
5 Comota Industrial Park $167
6 Timber Ridge $165
7 Willowbend North $164
8 Royal Magnolia $161
9 Ridge Port $159
10 Grandview Heights $149

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

How Wichita, KS, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Lawrence, KS $109
2 Gardner, KS $102
3 El Dorado, KS $101
4 Andover, KS $100
5 Eudora, KS $99
6 Wichita, KS $88
7 Park City, KS $77
8 Hutchinson, KS $70
9 Haysville, KS $66
10 Maize, KS $62

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $252
2 Las Vegas, NV $120
3 Phoenix, AZ $119
4 Austin, TX $115
5 Dallas, TX $111
6 Tucson, AZ $111
7 San Antonio, TX $109
8 Houston, TX $94
9 Wichita, KS $88
10 Indianapolis, IN $84

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

Self storage market size in Wichita, KS

Wichita self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 2,940
No. of self storage facilities 56
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 3,016,233
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 6.7
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2023 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2023 (sq. ft.) 52,136
Average self storage rent in Wichita for a standard 10x10 unit $88

Wichita self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years.

Currently, there are 56 self storage facilities and approx. 2,940 storage units in Wichita. The local inventory encompasses 3,016,233 square feet of storage space, offering 6.7 square feet per capita.

A total of 52,136 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2023.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Wichita housing market

Total no. of households 155,184
Y-o-y change in no. of households 1.2%
Renter households in Wichita 65,421
Homeowner households in Wichita 89,763
Households with mortgages in Wichita 56,122
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.7
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 797
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,295
Average apartment rent $852
Median home value $153,700
Working from home (% of total working population) 4.7%

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

Wichita is home to 65,421 renters and 89,763 homeowners. The average apartment size in Wichita is 797 sq. ft. and the average Wichita home size is 1,295 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 Wichita 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 Wichita 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 27,000 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.