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

How much does a storage unit cost in Memphis, TN?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Memphis is $88/month, a change of 11.4% 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.

Memphis self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Memphis 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 Memphis rents for $35, while a 5x10 unit would cost $54/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $137/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 $54
10x10 $88
10x15 $113
10x20 $137
10x30 $191
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $44
5x10 $72
10x10 $126
10x15 $166
10x20 $208
10x30 $284

* Average monthly rates for Memphis in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in Memphis 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 Memphis in East Memphis Park, where the standard self storage unit goes for $75/mo. on average, in Frayser, where renters pay $88/mo. on average, and in Parkway Village, where the average street rates hover around $96/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Fox Meadows and Colonial, where self storage street rates start at $19/mo. and $37/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Memphis is Bal - Moral with a monthly average street rate of $225, followed by Oakhaven.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 East Memphis Park $75
2 Frayser $88
3 Parkway Village $96
4 Fox Meadows $97
5 Colonial $99
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Bal - Moral $225
2 Oakhaven $164
3 Berclair $154
4 Chickasaw Gardens $149
5 Raleigh $147

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

How Memphis, TN, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Millington, TN $276
2 Brentwood, TN $145
3 Franklin, TN $119
4 Nashville, TN $119
5 Bartlett, TN $111
6 Nolensville, TN $107
7 Fairview, TN $98
8 Memphis, TN $88
9 Covington, TN $85
10 Springfield, TN $84

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

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

Check out the table below to see how self storage rent in Memphis 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 Houston, TX $95
9 Memphis, TN $88
10 Indianapolis, IN $86

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

Self storage market size in Memphis, TN

Memphis self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 5,098
No. of self storage facilities 85
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 5,242,845
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 6.6
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 123,500
Average self storage rent in Memphis for a standard 10x10 unit $88

Memphis self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 303,915 square feet of self storage space came online in Memphis, representing 5.8% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 85 self storage facilities and approx. 5,098 storage units in Memphis. The local inventory encompasses 5,242,845 square feet of storage space, offering 6.6 square feet per capita.

A total of 123,500 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Memphis housing market

Total no. of households 251,732
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.4%
Renter households in Memphis 134,371
Homeowner households in Memphis 117,361
Households with mortgages in Memphis 72,719
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.2
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 910
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,431
Average apartment rent $980
Median home value $112,300
Working from home (# of total working population) 2%

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

Memphis is home to 134,371 renters and 117,361 homeowners. The average apartment size in Memphis is 910 sq. ft. and the average Memphis home size is 1,431 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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.