It's nearly impossible to know what a good monthly rate on a storage unit is if you don't know what kind of prices to expect in Fairfield. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
Self storage rental rates average $66.13 a month in Fairfield. That monthly rental rate would come out to a yearly price of about $793.56, should you be thinking of renting for that length of time. 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. The standard sizes of storage units available in Fairfield include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average monthly rental rates for each size:
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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. The period between April and September is typically considered the high season for storage, while prices are lower the rest of the year, notably through October and March. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
According to our data, there's very little change in the average price of a storage unit throughout the year in Fairfield, meaning you shouldn't have to put too much thought into seasonality when looking for your unit. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Fairfield are highest during February, when the average rental rate drops to a low $43.19. Your chances are lowest during August, which with an average price of $97.44 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in Fairfield. The cheapest neighborhood for storage space in Fairfield is within the 35064 ZIP code. The average unit there goes for $91.06 a month. Storage prices are highest within the 45014 ZIP code of Fairfield, where rentals average $102.13 a month.
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. So how many storage businesses are located in Fairfield?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 19 storage businesses operating in Fairfield, CA. Across California, approximately 9 facilities are located in each city on average, 10 less than the 19 available in Fairfield, meaning Fairfield is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Fairfield also boasts the 22nd highest count of storage facilities out of all 253 cities in California, making up 0.87% of the state's facility count. How does Fairfield fare against cities outside of California? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 10 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Fairfield to other cities in California. How, then, does Fairfield with its 103,586 people compare to cities of a like size? Fairfield offers a slightly higher than average amount of storage space for its size: cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket have an average 18 storage facilities, 1 fewer than what can be found in Fairfield. But does Fairfield's relationship to other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 bracket prove that it has a relative surplus of self-storage facilities for the population, or would a different measure be more relevant? As it turns out, per capita data seems to have repudiated the importance of those figures. Per capita, Fairfield places in the 46th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Fairfield market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. However, though Fairfield is below the 50th percentile at the national level, in terms of cities in California it falls in the 75th percentile, meaning it has a large amount of storage space per capita for its state.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Fairfield's modest population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 6.9% more people. That's a 3.1%-lower growth rate than California, which grew by 10%, saw as a whole. With fewer people moving in than elsewhere in the state and a high number of facilities per person, Fairfield seems to be the ideal place in California to search for a storage unit.
Much like real estate values, storage prices can be totally different on one side of a city as they are on another. This should be of little surprise given storage's conection to the real estate industry. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. If we can show that self-storage (also known as public self storage and mini storage) in Fairfield is more expensive than its surroundings, then you'll know to expand your search.
An average price of $66.13 a month for a storage unit makes Fairfield the 164th most expensive city in California for self-storage, while California itself is the 9th most expensive state. In general, storage units in Fairfield go for $25.23 less than the state average 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. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. In California, the median income is $54,681.00 a year, which would make the average $66.13 unit in Fairfield cost 1.45% of a median earner's monthly income. Compared to the price-as-percent-of-income in other California locations, Fairfield ranks at the 34th percentile, making self-storage here moderately affordable.
Fairfield self-storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 41st percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Fairfield should cost an average of $6.02 less than the national average price of 72.15.
Do you want to book an incredibly-low rate on a self storage unit in Fairfield, CA? Look for the best deals in February within the 35064 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is August, and be attentive to the fact that the 45014 area has the highest prices.
Fairfield, CA self storage typically costs between $39 and $254.14 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, Fairfield had an average home value of $369,000 which in the past year is up 0.275%.