Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. So are there a large or small number of storage businesses operating in Palmdale?
According to our numbers, there are 11 total storage facilities in Palmdale, CA. Other cities in California are home to an average 9 facilities, 2 less than Palmdale, meaning Palmdale's storage coverage is slightly-higher than average. In fact, Palmdale's 11 facilities give it the 60th-highest count in the state out of all 253 cities. It's home to a surprising 0.51% of all facilities in California. Outside of California, Palmdale still has a sizeable supply of storage facilities, 2 more than the 9 that other cities across the nation average.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Palmdale to its neighbors in California or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. So how does Palmdale, with its population of 143,985, compare to cities with similar populations? For a city its size, Palmdale is a bit below average when it comes to self storage facilities. Other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket have an average 18 facilities, 7 more than the 11 on offer in Palmdale. One may of course argue that measuring Palmdale against cities of a like size isn't the best yardstick and does not prove that there are few storage facilities for the number of people who live there. In order to address these concerns we've looked at Palmdale's facilities per person, which seems to have strenthened our former conclusions. With 11 storage businesses for 143,985 residents, Palmdale ranks in the 18th percentile for storage facilities per person in cities on our self-storage network. This means that there's very little storage space per each resident of Palmdale in relation to the amount of space per resident in other cities. Just as Palmdale offers little storage space per person on a national scale, the same goes when we compare the city to others in its state, where it only ranks in the 30th percentile for facilities per capita.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Palmdale's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 22.5% more people. That's a 12.5%-higher growth rate than California, which grew by 10%, saw as a whole. But of course, a surging population isn't the only reason to think that storage in Palmdale 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.
It's not uncommon for another community a few miles down the road to offer substanial savings on storage compared to the rates in your community. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. This might make it more difficult to access your unit, but the extra money in your pocket every month may just be worth it. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in Palmdale is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
Palmdale's average price of $80.5 a month for a unit ranks it as the 120th most expensive city for self-storage in California, which itself ranks as the 9th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Palmdale's average price is $10.86 less than the state average of $91.36.
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. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. The median income in California is $54,681.00, which means the average storage unit in Palmdale would require 1.77% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of the local median income, storage costs rank at the 52nd percentile among cities in California, making Palmdale more expensive than most cities.
Palmdale self-storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 57th percentile. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $8.35 more than that for self storage in Palmdale.
You'll have a hard time telling a good price on storage from a great price when you're unfamiliar with how much self storage in Palmdale typically costs to begin with. 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. Which is precisely the reason we've had the SelfStorage.com analysts dig through all the data in order to bring back the crucial information you need to book a unit in Palmdale.
Self storage rental rates average $80.5 a month in Palmdale. Those of you searching for a long term storage solution should know that that's an average of $966 per year. Now, that number doesn't discriminate by unit size, instead averaging all together, so it shouldn't be taken as an incredibly accurate figure. As should be expected, monthly rates will be quite different depending on thedimensions of the unit you choose. Self storage in Palmdale comes in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Palmdale are:
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If you do your comparison shopping for storage units a few months from now, you might be surprised to see that prices have changed. That's because the self storage market is highly seasonal. 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. 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.' 5x5 and 5x10 units often see wider seasonal swings, primarily due to college students renting these smaller sizes when they leave town for the summer. College towns will be particularly affected by this.
Seasonality is slightly more pronounced in Palmdale than it is in other cities on the SelfStorage.com network, meaning some price shifts throughout the year should be expected One way of protecting yourself from seasonal rate changes is by signing a contract that details how much you'll pay for the entirety of your stay. October is the most expensive month for storage in Palmdale, with an average price of $135.5. The cheapest prices on storage in Palmdale can be found during the month of June, where the average cost of a unit is $37.5.
Palmdale, CA self storage typically costs between $25.5 and $184 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, Palmdale had an average home value of $205,000 which in the past year is up 0.267%.