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

How much does a storage unit cost in Omaha, NE?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Omaha is $84/month, a decrease of 3.5% 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.

Omaha self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Omaha 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 Omaha rents for $37, while a 5x10 unit would cost $52/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $123/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 $37
5x10 $52
10x10 $84
10x15 $105
10x20 $123
10x30 $177
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $41
5x10 $65
10x10 $102
10x15 $130
10x20 $165
10x30 $194

* Average monthly rates for Omaha in October 2023.

Average storage unit cost in Omaha 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 Omaha storage units in Paddock Road - Oakdale, where the standard self storage unit goes for $84/mo. on average, in Crescent Oaks - Summerwood, where renters pay $90/mo. on average, and in Dahlman, where the average street rates hover around $93/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Park East ($99) and Harvey Oaks ($102).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Omaha is Keystone with a monthly average street rate of $153, followed by Sunny Slope.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Paddock Road - Oakdale $84
2 Crescent Oaks - Summerwood $90
3 Dahlman $93
4 Park East $99
5 Harvey Oaks $102
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Keystone $153
2 Sunny Slope $150
3 Applewood Heights - Disney $146
4 Elkhorn - Fair Meadows $142
5 Saddle Hills $136

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

How Omaha, NE, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Papillion, NE $105
2 Lincoln, NE $100
3 Council Bluffs, IA $96
4 Ralston, NE $93
5 Bellevue, NE $90
6 Omaha, NE $84
7 Gretna, NE $73
8 Blair, NE $71
9 LA Vista, NE $70

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

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

Check out the table below to see how self storage rent in Omaha 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 Indianapolis, IN $84
10 Omaha, NE $84

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

Self storage market size in Omaha, NE

Omaha self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 2,565
No. of self storage facilities 69
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 4,659,809
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 6.9
Average self storage rent in Omaha for a standard 10x10 unit $84

Omaha self storage construction trends

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

Currently, there are 69 self storage facilities and approx. 2,565 storage units in Omaha. The local inventory encompasses 4,659,809 square feet of storage space, offering 6.9 square feet per capita.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Omaha housing market

Total no. of households 195,393
Y-o-y change in no. of households 4.6%
Renter households in Omaha 81,394
Homeowner households in Omaha 113,999
Households with mortgages in Omaha 76,197
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.8
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 912
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,356
Average apartment rent $1,186
Median home value $183,800
Working from home (% of total working population) 7.3%

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

Omaha is home to 81,394 renters and 113,999 homeowners. The average apartment size in Omaha is 912 sq. ft. and the average Omaha home size is 1,356 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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.