Apache Junction, AZ Self Storage: FAQ
Are self storage prices in Apache Junction, AZ lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. The day after Memorial Day (which those in the moving and storage industries often refer to as 'Crazy Tuesday') is typically seen as the start of the high season and is frequently the most expensive day to rent storage during that season. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Apache Junction self storage prices on average change very little throughout the year relative to other cities, making seasonal price changes less of a worry for renters. Still, hunting for storage during the cheapest month of the year is always a great way to find a good deal. Storage prices are at their highest in Apache Junction during the month of February, where they hit an average price of $91.67, while prices are at their lowest in August, where they go for a low $50.29 a month.
How much should I expect my rental rates to be on my storage unit in Apache Junction, AZ?
How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Apache Junction should cost? Storage prices can shift significantly from city-to-city, so knowing what's standard for an area can be difficult. In order to help you along your storage search the analysts at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers and processed the data so that you can know what kind of prices to expect.
Self storage units in Apache Junction go for an average monthly price of $75.2. That's $902.4 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. The price difference between the smallest units and the largest can be huge. In Apache Junction you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. By size, the average prices in Apache Junction are:
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How many storage facilities do I have to choose from in Apache Junction? Does the area offer a large number of options?
If your area is well-served by a large number of facilities, finding the right unit might be easier for you than for others in communities where less storage space is on offer. So does Apache Junction offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 15 storage businesses operating in Apache Junction, AZ. Apache Junction is home to a slightly-higher number of storage facilities than most other cities in Arizona. The average city in Arizona is home to 14 storage businesses, 1 less than what can be found in Apache Junction. It makes sense then that Apache Junction is also the 11th largest in terms of facilities out of all 38 cities in Arizona listed on our storage network, accounting for approximately 2.82% of self storage facilities listed in that state. How does Apache Junction fare against cities outside of Arizona? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 6 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
On the other hand, comparing the total number of storage facilities in one city to another irrespective of the number of people that live in each city makes little sense, even when we're comparing Apache Junction to other cities in Arizona. Do the 15 self storage facilities in Apache Junction offer the 34,284 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Apache Junction compare to similarly-sized cities? As it turns out, Apache Junction actually does have a large amount of storage space for its size. Nationwide, cities with populations of 25,000 to 50,000 have an average 7 storage facilities, which is of course 8 less than the 15 found in Apache Junction. Indeed, that Apache Junction has a good number of storage facilities for its population is corroborated once more when we look at its per person facility count. The 34,284 residents of Apache Junction have 15 self-storage facilities to choose between, which on a per capita basis ranks them in the 73rd percentile nationwide. That's a relatively-high amount of space for each person living in Apache Junction. And just as Apache Junction ranks high for storage space per capita on a national scale, it also has a large number of storage businesses for a city in Arizona, placing at the 75th percentile.
In discussing facilities per capita, we also feel that we should mention the fact that though Apache Junction's population is growing, the rest of Arizona is growing more. Apache Junction's population saw a 6.8% increase in the first decade of this century, 17.8% less than the 24.6% increase the whole state of Arizona experienced. Combine Apache Junction's lower population growth than the rest of Arizona with its above-average number of facilities per capita for the state, and you get a recipe for relatively low storage demand, which should make the job of finding a unit easier.
Is self storage in Apache Junction cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Arizona?
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. This might make it more difficult to access your unit, but the extra money in your pocket every month may just be worth it. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in Apache Junction is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
Apache Junction's average price of $75.2 a month for a unit ranks it as the 17th most expensive city for self-storage in Arizona, which itself ranks as the 25th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Apache Junction costs an average of $5.12 more than the average storage unit in Arizona, which goes for 70.08.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Apache Junction storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In Arizona, the median income is $48,498.00 a year, which would make the average $75.2 unit in Apache Junction cost 1.86% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of income, storage costs rank at the 56th percentile among cities in Arizona, making Apache Junction more expensive than most cities.
In addition, storage in Apache Junction is also somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 62nd percentile compared to other cities across the nation. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $3.05 more than that for self storage in Apache Junction.