According to estimates, there are over 52,500 storage facilities in the U.S. In 2012, ten percent of U.S. households owned a storage unit. There are a number of potential uses for self-storage units. College students use them during the summers in between classes, real estate agents use them to store home staging furniture, business owners use them to declutter offices, and families use them to store away seasonal decorations.
The following infographic from Self Storage Finders outlines a handful of interesting facts and figures about storage units.