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 great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. But on the other hand, if we can show that self-storage (commonly known as mini storage or public self storage) is cheaper in Stockton than its surroundings, there's no reason to waste time looking elsewhere.
Stockton's average price of $72.2 a month for a unit ranks it as the 140th 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, Stockton's average price is $19.16 less than the state average of $91.36.
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. 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 Stockton would require 1.58% of a median earner's monthly income. Comparing this percentage to other cities in California shows us that it ranks at the 43rd percentile and is therefore a somewhat cheap place to rent a self-storage unit.
Stockton self-storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 48th percentile. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $0.05 more than that for self storage in Stockton.
You'll won't have the easiest of times telling a good deal on storage in Stockton from a great one if you don't know what storage in Stockton usually rents for. Past experience booking storage in other cities can be misleading, as average prices will be totally different in other cities--even other cities in CA. That's why, in order to help you go into your storage search as knowledgeable as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Stockton we have available.
Self storage rental rates average $72.2 a month in Stockton. That monthly rental rate would come out to a yearly price of about $866.4, should you be thinking of renting for that length of time. But before you go out and search for storage within the context of that figure, it's important to note here that that average price includes all standard sizes of storage units. You can easily end up paying up to or exceeding twice as much money for the larger units than the smaller sizes. In Stockton you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Stockton are:
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Over the course of your search you'll likely be comparing a number of facilities against one another to find the right option for you. Most would agree that the more storage businesses there are to compare, the better. After all, who doesn't like options? So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Stockton?
20 storage facilities in Stockton, CA are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. Across California, approximately 9 facilities are located in each city on average, 11 less than the 20 available in Stockton, meaning Stockton is home to a few more facilities than the average city. It should come as no surprise then that Stockton has the 19th-highest count of facilities out of all 253 cities on our network in California, acting as home to 0.92% of facilities in California. Even by national standards, Stockton boasts a large number of facilities, 11 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
But of course, comparing Stockton to other cities in California or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. Do the 20 self storage facilities in Stockton offer the 287,578 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Stockton compare to similarly-sized cities? In comparing Stockton with cities of a similar population, we were able to discover that Stockton is not exactly stock-full of an over-abundance of self-storage facilities. Seeing as cities in its 250,000 to 1,000,000 population group average approximately 49 each (29 facilities more than the 20 operating in Stockton), it's easy to make the firm conclusion that Stockton is not as well-stocked with extra storage space as other cities are. Stockton's below average number of facilities seems to be confirmed when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. The 287,578 people who call Stockton home have access to only 20 storage businesses, which puts the city in the 16th percentile for facilities per capita among US cities. That clearly indicates a very low level of storage coverage for a city its size. Does Stockton perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in California? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 24th percentile for facilities per person in California.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Stockton's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 17.5% more people. That's a 7.5%-higher growth rate than California, which grew by 10%, saw as a whole. Don't forget that Stockton also offers relatively few facilities per person, meaning that its strong population growth may be exacerbating its shortage of storage.
Storage prices on one side of Stockton can be totally different on the other side of the city. The cheapest area for storage space in Stockton is within the 95210 ZIP code. The average unit there goes for $106.29 a month. You might want to avoid searching in the 95209 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $107.80 a month, is the costliest area for self storage in Stockton.
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. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. College towns often see more radical seasonal swings, as their student populations drive demand on smaller units in particular up during the summer.
Seasonality seems to be a very low factor in Stockton self storage prices, with little change between high and low season prices. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. April is the least expensive month for storage in Stockton, with an average price of $57.56 for a storage unit. August is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $96.6.
Are you seeking out an incredibly-good deal on a self storage unit in Stockton, CA? April is the best time to find inexpensive storage, while the greatest discounts will be found in the 95210 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in August, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and remember that the 95209 area is the priciest.
Stockton, CA self storage typically costs between $29 and $180 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, Stockton had an average home value of $192,000 which in the past year is up 0.238%.