Self Storage in Avondale: FAQ
What's a normal price for a storage unit in Avondale, AZ?
How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Avondale should cost? Average prices varying as they do from place to place, the only valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. In order to prevent you from going into your storage search unprepared, we here at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
On average, a storage unit in Avondale goes for $59 a month. For those looking for a long term storage solution, that's an average of $708 a year. Now, it should be noted that that average rate is for all sizes of units in Avondale, and so should not necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick. There can be, and often are, substanial price differences between different unit sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in Avondale include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard size, the average price in Avondale is:
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Self storage prices in Avondale, AZ seem to spike sharply during the month of September. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
Self storage prices are highly seasonal, with rental prices often fluctuating widely throughout the year. The low season generally lasts from October through March, with prices kicking up in April and hitting their high from May to September. The high season comes into full swing on the day after Memorial Day, which is such a popular time to rent storage that those in the industry have taken to calling it 'Crazy Tuesday.' Smaller unit sizes are often more strongly affected by seasonality, as college students make up a decent portion of those moving in the summer and tend to book 5x5 and 5x10 units.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have found that seasonal price changes on self storage in Avondale are marginally higher than in other cities, with a greater average difference between low and high seasons. Those looking for storage here should try to hedge against these fluctuations by locking in their monthly rate. The best month to go searching for storage in Avondale is June, when the average unit goes for a low $35 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is September, when units hit a high of $180.
How many self-storage locations are there in Avondale? Should I have trouble finding a facility?
A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. About how many storage facilties are serving the Avondale area?
In total, 9 Avondale storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. When placed in comparison to other cities in the state, Avondale offers storage searchers relatively few facilities: the average city in Arizona has 14 storage businesses listed on the SelfStorage.com network, 5 more than Avondale does. Compared to the rest of the cities in Arizona, Avondale ranks quite low in terms of number of facilities (14th out of all 38 cities), with a meager 1.7% share of the total. Compared to other cities across the US, Avondale's 9 storage facilities are perfectly average.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Avondale to its neighbors in Arizona or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Do the 9 self storage facilities in Avondale offer the 85,212 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Avondale compare to similarly-sized cities? Cities of similar size, as it turns out, offer more storage space than Avondale does. The average number of facilities for a city in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket is 11, which is 2 more than can be found in Avondale. One might point out that comparing Avondale to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its lack of storage for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly supported our former results. Avondale's 9 self-storage facilities for its 85,212 residents ranks it in the 28th percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That low rank means that there isn't as much storage space for each person in Avondale as there is in most other cities. Perhaps if we only compare Avondale to other cities in Arizona it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Avondale offers relatively little space, as it places in the 32nd percentile for per capita storage facilities in Arizona.
We feel we should also mention the fact that Avondale has seen large population increases in the past decade, jumping 128.7% from 2000 to 2010. That's 104.1% more than the 24.6% growth the state of Arizona saw in total. But of course, a surging population isn't the only reason to think that storage in Avondale might be in high demand: combine that with a low number of facilities per person and you've got a recipe for a red-hot storage market.
Is self storage in Avondale inexpensive?
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. By widening the breadth of your search, you'll open yourself up to even more facilities and a greater range of possibilities. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Avondale to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Avondale's average price of $59 a month for a unit ranks it as the 20th most expensive city for self-storage in Arizona, which itself ranks as the 25th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Avondale's average price is $11.08 less than the state average of $70.08.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Avondale storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. The median income in Arizona is $48,498.00, which means the average storage unit in Avondale would require 1.46% of a median earner's monthly income. Compared to the price-as-percent-of-income in other Arizona cities, Avondale ranks at the 48th percentile, making storage here relatively affordable.
In addition, storage in Avondale is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 41st percentile compared to other cities across the nation. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Avondale should cost an average of $13.15 less than the national average price of 72.15.