Texans are offered more square feet of self-storage space to rent than residents of any other highly populated US state. The Lone Star State also has the 2nd highest total square footage of storage space. Texas’s big cities figure very strongly regarding the amount of storage that is available per person, currently taking four out of five positions in the list of the top 5 cities in this regard.
Texas has 7.74 square feet of self-storage space for every person in the state. Houston has 8.1 square feet of storage space per capita. That’s nearly double that of Los Angeles and Chicago, which have 4.4 and 4.1 square feet per person respectively. But Houston is in line with other major Texas cities, tying Dallas and San Antonio with Austin close behind at 7.9 square feet per capita. In fact, Houston ranks No. 2 nationally for the number of self-storage facilities with an estimated 1,035 in and around Houston.
In Texas, May has the highest demand for storage making up 12% of all storage unit rentals for the year.
In Houston, June has the highest demand for storage.
In Dallas, August has the highest demand for storage.
In San Antonio, August has the highest demand for storage.
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