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

How much does a storage unit cost in Baton Rouge, LA?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Baton Rouge is $100/month, a change of 1% 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.

Baton Rouge self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge rents for $53, while a 5x10 unit would cost $68/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $158/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 $53
5x10 $68
10x10 $100
10x15 $132
10x20 $158
10x30 $222
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $56
5x10 $76
10x10 $119
10x15 $163
10x20 $196
10x30 $283

* Average monthly rates for Baton Rouge in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge in Sherwood Forest, where the standard self storage unit goes for $96/mo. on average, in Forest Oaks - LA Belle Aire and Kildare - Oakcrest, where renters pay $97/mo. on average, and in Lake Sherwood, where the average street rates hover around $114/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Woodland Ridge - Camelot and Goodwood, where self storage street rates start at $29/mo. and $59/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Baton Rouge is Richland Plantation - Walnut Hills with a monthly average street rate of $226, followed by Rushmore - Donwood.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Sherwood Forest $96
2 Forest Oaks - LA Belle Aire $97
3 Kildare - Oakcrest $97
4 Lake Sherwood $114
5 Woodland Ridge - Camelot $117
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Richland Plantation - Walnut Hills $226
2 Rushmore - Donwood $200
3 Broadmoor $193
4 Drusilla Place - Singletary Place $173
5 Calais $171

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

How Baton Rouge, LA, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Baton Rouge compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Gonzales, LA $108
2 Prairieville, LA $106
3 Baton Rouge, LA $100
4 Zachary, LA $89
5 Hammond, LA $88
6 Central, LA $77
7 Baker, LA $76
8 Denham Springs, LA $72
9 Walker, LA $57

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $247
2 Phoenix, AZ $127
3 Las Vegas, NV $125
4 Austin, TX $119
5 Dallas, TX $116
6 Tucson, AZ $114
7 San Antonio, TX $109
8 Baton Rouge, LA $100
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 Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 2,297
No. of self storage facilities 59
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 4,364,966
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 11.2
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 11,423
Average self storage rent in Baton Rouge for a standard 10x10 unit $100

Baton Rouge self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 187,251 square feet of self storage space came online in Baton Rouge, representing 4.3% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 59 self storage facilities and approx. 2,297 storage units in Baton Rouge. The local inventory encompasses 4,364,966 square feet of storage space, offering 11.2 square feet per capita.

A total of 11,423 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Baton Rouge housing market

Total no. of households 83,733
Y-o-y change in no. of households -1.8%
Renter households in Baton Rouge 42,036
Homeowner households in Baton Rouge 41,697
Households with mortgages in Baton Rouge 23,062
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.0
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 941
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,750
Average apartment rent $1,116
Median home value $189,800
Working from home (# of total working population) 1.7%

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

Baton Rouge is home to 42,036 renters and 41,697 homeowners. The average apartment size in Baton Rouge is 941 sq. ft. and the average Baton Rouge home size is 1,750 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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.