This page contains statistics about the U.S. self-storage industry compiled by The SpareFoot Storage Beat. Statistics on this page will be updated as we receive new data. If you have data that you’d like to share or have a question about data on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Largest self-storage operators in the U.S. (by number of facilities)
Public Storage: 2,266 (September 30, 2015)
Extra Space Storage: 1,335 (September 30, 2015)
U-Haul (AMERCO): 1,297 (2015)
CubeSmart: 629 (September 30, 2015)
Sovran Self Storage (Uncle Bob’s): 545 (September 30, 2015)
Revenue in the U.S. self-storage industry according to IBISWorld
2014 (estimate): $29.8 billion
2015 (estimate): $31.6 billion
2016 (forecast): $32.7 billion
Number of self-storage facilities in the U.S.
54,009 (2015 forecast)
Amount of rentable self-storage space in the U.S.
2.63 billion square feet (2014)
Amount of self-storage space per capita in the U.S.
8.32 square feet (2014)
Percentage of U.S. households that rent a self-storage unit
Distribution of U.S. self-storage units by size (2015)
Self Storage Association
Extra Space Storage
Sovran Self Storage (Uncle Bob’s)
By: About Alexander Harris
Alexander Harris is a reporter covering the business of self-storage. He obtained his degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. He loves reading Elmore Leonard novels and listening to classic country music. You can call him Al.