Gilbert, AZ Self Storage: FAQ
How many storage facilities are there in Gilbert, AZ?
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. About how many storage facilties are serving the Gilbert area?
Analysts at SelfStorage.com report that there are an estimated 5 storage facilities located in the Gilbert area. In Arizona, the average city is home to 14 storage businesses, a whole 9 more than what's offered in Gilbert, meaning you'll have fewer options in Gilbert than you might elsewhere in the state. Out of the 38 cities in Arizona, Gilbert is home to only the 24th highest count of facilities, or 0.94% of the state's total. Gilbert also has a below-average number of storage facilities when placed in comparison with cities nationwide. Its 5 facilities are 4 fewer than the 9 that can be found in the average American city.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Gilbert to other cities in Arizona and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. Are the 5 facilities in Gilbert sufficient at supplying the 222,075 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? Upon review, we found that Gilbert's community does seem underserved for the size of its population. Among cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, the average number of facilities per city is 18. That's 13 more than we find in Gilbert, and makes a good case for the claim that there's relatively-low storage space. Indeed, that Gilbert has relatively few storage facilities for its population is substantiated once more when we look at its per person facility count. With 5 storage businesses serving a community of 222,075, Gilbert ranks in the 1st percentile for facilities per capita in cities nationwide. In other words, there's not a ton of extra storage space in Gilbert, which may make your search for the perfect unit a more trying task. Among cities in Arizona, Gilbert ranks in the 0th percentile for storage facilities per capita, meaning that even compared to its neighbors in Arizona, Gilbert offers its population a relatively low amount of self-storage space.
Finally, it also seems that Gilbert is undergoing a high level of population growth. According to the US Census, Gilbert grew by 89.3% from 2000 to 2010, 64.7% more than the 24.6% growth Arizona saw. Gilbert's high rate of growth, plus its low level of self-storage facilities per person, could cause demand for a storage unit, and possibly storage prices, to be extremely high.
The unit in Gilbert, AZ I I had planned on booking jumped in price from December to April. Is this a regular seasonal change, and if so, what's the best month to book a unit?
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. Peaking in May through September, when most people in the United States move, and dropping to their lowest in October through March, when far fewer people move homes, storage prices and closely linked to moving patterns. 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. 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.
Gilbert 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. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Gilbert, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. Those looking for self storage in Gilbert will find the lowest prices in December, with its average price of $72.66. April, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $119.85.
Is self storage in Gilbert cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Arizona?
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. Storage facilities just on the periphery of your current search might have some great rental rates, and you'll only find them if you search a little more broadly. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Gilbert to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Gilbert's average price of $94 a month for a unit ranks it as the 7th 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 Gilbert costs an average of $23.92 more than the average storage unit in Arizona, which goes for 70.08.
While average prices will give you a good idea of how much you should expect to spend, they don't necessarily tell us if storage is relatively affordable in that city. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. The median income in Arizona is $48,498.00, which means the average storage unit in Gilbert would require 2.33% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of income, storage in Gilbert is very expensive according to our scale, its relative price ranking in at the 83rd percentile in Arizona.
Gilbert storage prices are very expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 78th percentile. 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 $21.85 more than that for self storage in Gilbert.
What's a typical price for a storage unit in Gilbert?
Searching for a storage unit in Gilbert without knowing how much one should cost is no way to go about finding a good deal. Since unit prices can change dramatically from one city to the next, the only real measure you have is other facilities in the immediate area. There's no need to fret, however, as our analysts have gone through the data and have all the statistics on storage in Gilbert that you might need.
In Gilbert, storage units rent at an average of $94 a month. For those long-term storage seekers, that's about $1128 per year. That average doesn't discriminate by size, so it shouldn't be taken as an extremely accurate figure. There can be, and often are, substanial price differences between different unit sizes. Storage units in Gilbert come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average rental rates for each standard size in Gilbert:
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Which ZIP codes in Gilbert have the cheapest prices on self-storage units? Which have the highest rates?
Just as home prices will differ from neighborhood to neighborhood in Gilbert, so will self-storage rates. The cheapest area for storage in Gilbert is within the 85233 ZIP code, where prices average $59.99 a month. Units rent at the highest price in the 85297 ZIP code, where they average $126.85 a month.
SELF STORAGE IN GILBERT, AZ: THE BOTTOM LINE
Hunting for an astoundingly inexpensive self storage unit in Gilbert, AZ? December offers the cheapest prices on storage, and the best place to look for storage is in the 85233 ZIP code. The worst time to search for storage is during April, when storage prices reach their climax, and remember that the 85297 area is the most expensive in town.