When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. So how many storage facilities are there in Bakersfield?
In total, 32 Bakersfield storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. Other cities in California average only 9 storage facilities, 23 less than what's available in Bakersfield, which means Bakersfield is home to a large number of storage businesses. It should come as no surprise then that Bakersfield has the 9th-highest count of facilities out of all 253 cities on our network in California, acting as home to 1.47% of facilities in California. Bakersfield also has a large number of facilities for a city on the national scale, with 23 more facilities than the national average of 9.
But how does Bakersfield compare to the rest of California and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. We ought to be comparing Bakersfield, with its population of 324,463, to cities of similar size. For its 250,000 to 1,000,000 population bracket, Bakersfield comes a bit under the mark in terms of number of self-storage facilities. Cities in this bracket average 49 facilities, 17 more than what can be found in Bakersfield. When we next look at Bakersfield's actual per person self-storage facility count, our former conclusions seem to be demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt: the Bakersfield community has few facilities for its size. Per capita, Bakersfield places in the 25th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Bakersfield market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. If we restrict our scope down to the state level, we get similar results: for cities in California, Bakersfield only ranks in the 45th percentile, meaning that Bakersfield has little per capita storage space even compared to other cities in its state.
Another thing about Bakersfield we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 32.4% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 22.4% higher growth rate than the 10% the state of California experienced as a whole. With its low level of facilities per person combined with the large number of people moving into town, Bakersfield could be experiencing some very high levels of demand for storage units, making availability low and prices high.
Your hunt for a cheap storage unit won't be easy if you don't know how much a unit in Bakersfield should cost. Storage prices can shift dramatically from one city to another, so knowing the standard for a specific area can be difficult without prior experience booking storage there. But there's no reason to worry, as we've gone ahead and calculated all the necessary data so that you can begin your storage search with a firm knowledge of the local industry.
On average, a self storage unit in Bakersfield will rent for $69 a month. If your storage needs are longer-term, keep in mind that that would equate to an average price of $828 per year. Nut before you take that figure as a definitive starting point, note that it is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your search. The amount you'll actually end up paying will depend on the size of the unit you decide to rent. In Bakersfield you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. By size, the average monthly rates in Bakersfield are:
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Certain areas of Bakersfield can be significantly cheaper or more expensive for storage than others. The cheapest place for storage space in Bakersfield is within the 93306 ZIP code. The average unit there goes for $61.93 a month. You might want to avoid searching in the 93308 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $73.44 a month, is the most pricey place for self storage in Bakersfield.
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. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. 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. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Bakersfield than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
Bakersfield's average price of $69 a month for a unit ranks it as the 157th most expensive city for self-storage in California, which itself ranks as the 9th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Bakersfield, expect to pay $22.36 less than California's average price of $91.36.
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. In California, the median income is $54,681.00 a year, which would make the average $69 unit in Bakersfield cost 1.51% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a moderately small percentage of income to spend on a self-storage unit compared to rates in other cities, ranking at the 37th percentile among other cities in California, meaning self-storage here is relatively cheap.
Bakersfield self-storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 44th percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Bakersfield should cost an average of $3.15 less than the national average price of 72.15.
Changing seasonal demand often causes storage prices to swing between highs and lows during different parts of the year. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. National Moving Day (the day following Memorial Day) is typically seen as the first real day of the high season and is often the busiest day of the year for storage facilities. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
Bakersfield 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. Sudden seasonal price swings could of course still happen, and one of the best ways to prevent your rates from exploding is by locking them in for the entirety of your stay when you first sign the contract with the facility. Those looking for self storage in Bakersfield will find the lowest prices in August, with its average price of $30.67. May, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $88.67.
Are you trying to reserve a cheap self storage unit in Bakersfield, CA? Look for the best deals in August within the 93306 ZIP code. Try to avoiding looking for storage during May, when unit prices hit their pinnacle, and beware that the 93308 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.
Bakersfield self storage typically costs between $32 and $116 a month. Storage is currently in stock.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Bakersfield had an average home value of $225,000 which in the past year is up 0.242%.