Self Storage in Queen Creek: FAQ
On average, what should I expect to pay for a storage unit in Queen Creek?
Before you go out looking for a cheap storage unit in Queen Creek, it's important that you know how much a unit in Queen Creek ususally costs. Comparing facilities you booked storage at in other cities will do you little good, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different. 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.
Storage rentals in Queen Creek have an average montly rate of $9.99. That monthly rate would come out to a yearly rate of $119.88, should you be thinking of renting long term. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. Storage units in Queen Creek come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The following are the average prices for each size:
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Is self storage in Queen Creek cheap?
Self storage rates being as highly-dependent on the real estate market as they are, it should come as no surprise that prices can change dramatically within the space of a few miles. It could indeed be that a facility just a mile or two outside of town offers a much lower rate, but you won't find that facility unless you include a wider area in your search. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in Queen Creek is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in Queen Creek stack up to the rest of the state?
Queen Creek is the 38th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Arizona, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $9.99. Arizona itself is the 25th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Queen Creek's average price is $60.09 less than the state average of $70.08.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. 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 Queen Creek would require 0.25% of a median earner's monthly income. When compared to the price of storage as a percent of income in all Arizona cities, Queen Creek ranks at the 0th percentile, meaning that storage here is extremely affordable.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Queen Creek is comparatively very cheap, ranking at the 0th percentile among cities nationwide. Expect to pay $62.16 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Queen Creek.
Self storage prices in Queen Creek, AZ seem to spike sharply during the month of February. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. 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 single busiest day of the high season is typically National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday' by storage facility operators for the amount of activity they see that day, which is the day after Memorial Day. 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.
There's a greater difference in price between high and low seasons in Queen Creek than there is elsewhere, which means you should be more conscious of the timing of your storage search here. One way of insulating yourself against seasonal rate changes is by signing a contract with the facility that specifies a length of stay and a single, unchanging rate, if possible. The lowest prices on self storage in Queen Creek can be found during the month of January, with an average price of $9.99, while the most expensive month is February, with an average price of $150.
How many self-storage facilities are on offer in Queen Creek? How much storage space is there per capita?
Finding the unit you need at the price you want has everything to do with what's available in your area, with more facilities offering more options. How many facilties are operating in Queen Creek?
According to our numbers, there are 2 total storage facilities in Queen Creek, AZ. That's a very small number of facilties compared to what's on offer in other Arizona cities, a full 12 fewer than the Arizona average of 14 per city. It makes sense then that Queen Creek is only the 34th largest city for storage out of all 38 cities in Arizona listed on our network, containing only 0.38% of all facilities in the state. And just as Queen Creek is below the state average, it's also below the national average of 9 by 7 storage facilities.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Queen Creek to other cities in Arizona and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. We ought to be comparing Queen Creek, with its population of 26,098, to cities of similar size. After comparing Queen Creek to other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket, we found that the Queen Creek community does have a relative lack of storage facilities for its size. While it's population bracket averages 7 facilities per city, Queen Creek's 2 put it a whole 5 facilities under that average. Per capita measures seem to have verified our conclusion that Queen Creek is in possession of few storage businesses for its size. For a city of 26,098, 2 self-storage facilities is not a high number at all: in fact, Queen Creek only places in the 19th percentile for facilities per capita in United States cities, indicating a meager level of storage coverage. How does Queen Creek compare to other cities in Arizona? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Queen Creek still only ranks at the 24th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
We feel we should also mention the fact that Queen Creek has seen large population increases in the past decade, jumping 704.5% from 2000 to 2010. That's 679.9% 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 Queen Creek 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.