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More facilities in an area mean more options, with some cities offering storage-searchers a wide range and others one that's much more narrow. If I'm searching for storage in Bridgeport, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
There are 5 total storage facilities in Bridgeport, CT on the SelfStorage.com network. How does that compare to other cities in Connecticut? Bridgeport is home to 2 more facilities than the average city in Connecticut, which is only home to about 3 storage businesses. It should come as no surprise then that Bridgeport has the 10th-highest count of facilities out of all 43 cities on our network in Connecticut, acting as home to 3.82% of facilities in Connecticut. While Bridgeport may be above average for its state, it's not on a national scale, coming in 4 below the national average of 9 facilities.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Bridgeport to its neighbors in Connecticut or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Bridgeport, CT has approximately 137,298 inhabitants. Do the 5 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? It seems clear, upon investigation, that Bridgeport does in fact have a low number of storage facilities for its population. With 5 self-storage facilities it's 13 facilities below the average for cities in its 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, which seems to indicate a low level of storage space. In addition, if we look at Bridgeport's per capita facility count, our former findings seem to be definitively affirmed: Bridgeport does seem to have few facilities for its size. The 137,298 people who call Bridgeport home have access to only 5 storage businesses, which puts the city in the 6th percentile for facilities per capita among US cities. That clearly indicates a very low level of storage coverage for a city its size. How does Bridgeport compare to other cities in Connecticut? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Bridgeport still only ranks at the 4th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
Lastly, with regards to facilities per capita, we feel it worth mentioning that Bridgeport saw its total population fall by 1.6% over the first ten years of this century. The rest of Connecticut, however, did quite the opposite, taking on 4.9% more people in that same time period. Recall, however, that Bridgeport also had a low number of storage facilities per person for its state, so while there might not be as much demand generated by inbound migration, demand may already be high due to its short supply.
Changing seasonal demand often causes storage prices to swing between highs and lows during different parts of the year. Late spring to late summer is typically considered the high season, while fall, winter, and early spring are when prices are usually at their lowest. 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. 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.
There's a greater difference in price between high and low seasons in Bridgeport than there is elsewhere, which means you should be more conscious of the timing of your storage search here. If you know how long you'll be renting your unit, one way of avoiding seasonal price changes is by agreeing to pay a single rate for your entire stay. With its average price of $60, January is the cheapest month to book storage in Bridgeport. With an average price of $170, May is the most expensive month to rent storage in Bridgeport.
Figuring out if a certain storage facility's offered price is any good is a hard call to make if you don't know how much a unit in Bridgeport ought to cost in the first place. Your past experiences booking storage in other cities will be of little help here, as the average price of a storage unit in one city could be $100 higher than the next. That's why we've had our analysts at SelfStorage.com analyze all the data you might need to find a cheap unit in Bridgeport.
Storage rentals in Bridgeport have an average montly rate of $60. Over the period of a year, that would cost approximately $720, in case you're thinking of renting for a longer period of time. It's important to note here that that average price does include all standard storage unit sizes. Different unit sizes will of course go for very different prices. In Bridgeport you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average rental rates for each standard size in Bridgeport:
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As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. That's why those looking for the best deal on a storage unit should expand the area of their search as far and wide as possible. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Bridgeport to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Bridgeport's average price of $60 a month for a unit ranks it as the 36th most expensive city for self-storage in Connecticut, which itself ranks as the 4th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Bridgeport costs an average of $39.17 less than the average storage unit in Connecticut, which goes for 99.17.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Bridgeport will on average cost 1.08% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Connecticut is $66,748.00. When compared to the price of storage as a percent of income in all Connecticut cities, Bridgeport ranks at the 16th percentile, meaning that storage here is extremely affordable.
When placed on a national scale and compared to cities across the country, storage prices in Bridgeport are still very cheap, ranking at the 19th percentile in terms of relative expense. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $12.15 less than that for self storage in Bridgeport.
Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Bridgeport you're in Those trying to find the cheapest storage in Bridgeport would do well by looking at facilities in the 26330 ZIP code, where storage units go for an average of $97.69 a month, the cheapest in all of Bridgeport. Storage prices are highest within the 6610 ZIP code of Bridgeport, where rentals average $157.86 a month.
Are you seeking out an unbeleiveably affordable self storage unit in Bridgeport, CT? January is the best time to search for storage, while the greatest discounts will be found in the 26330 ZIP code. Try to avoiding looking for storage during May, when unit prices reach their apex, and remember that the 6610 area is the most expensive in town.
Bridgeport self storage typically costs between $149 and $199 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, Bridgeport had an average home value of $125,000 which in the past year is up 0.058%.