Self Storage in Bartow, FL: Frequently Asked Questions
Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Bartow, FL change depending on the time of year?
Self storage prices are highly seasonal, with rental prices often fluctuating widely throughout 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 day after Memorial Day (which those in the moving and storage industries often refer to as 'Crazy Tuesday') is typically seen as the start of the high season and is frequently the most expensive day to rent storage during that season. 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.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have determined that seasonal swings aren't as extreme in Bartow as they are in other cities. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Bartow, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. The lowest prices on self storage in Bartow can be found during the month of May, with an average price of $25, while the most expensive month is November, with an average price of $91.
Is Bartow well-covered when it comes to the number of storage facilities? Or are my options to choose from few?
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. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Bartow?
According to our numbers, there are 3 total storage facilities in Bartow, FL. That's a very small number of facilties compared to what's on offer in other Florida cities, a full 7 fewer than the Florida average of 10 per city. To put it into a different perspective, that's just barely 0.19% of the facilities in Florida, ranking it as the 114th largest out of 173 Florida cities in terms of number of storage businesses. Similarly, there are few storage facilities in Bartow on a national scale: 6 fewer than the national average of 9, to be exact.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Bartow and other cities in Florida, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. How, then, does Bartow with its 16,959 people compare to cities of a like size? Comparing Bartow to other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket, we find that Bartow doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 6 facilities, while Bartow has 3 fewer. One might point out that comparing Bartow to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its lack of storage for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly supported our former results. In comparison with cities across the country, Bartow's 3 self-storage facilities for its 16,959 residents ranks it in the 45th percentile for facilities per person, meaning that there's relatively-little extra storage space for its residents. Even when we only compare Bartow to other cities in its state, it still appears to have relatively little self-storage space for the size of its population, coming in at the 42nd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in Florida.
The fact that Bartow is growing, but not doing so at a particularly rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Bartow saw 7.7% more people move there in the first decade of this century. That's not insignificant, though it is 9.9% less than the 17.6% population that Florida saw altogether. Remember, though, that while relatively fewer people are moving into Bartow and generating additional demand for storage, there's already a shorter supply of that storage than in most other cities in Florida, as Bartow had a low level of facilities per capita for its state.
How does the price of a storage unit in Bartow compare with other cities?
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. If you're searching for the cheapest storage unit out there, a good rule of thumb is to look farther abroad than you originally set out to. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Bartow to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
An average price of $25 a month for a storage unit makes Bartow the 171st most expensive city in Florida for self-storage, while Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Bartow costs an average of $53.63 less than the average storage unit in Florida, which goes for 78.63.
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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Bartow will on average cost 0.66% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Florida is $45,281.00. This is actually a very small percentage of monthly income to spend on a storage unit in Florida. Compared to other cities in the state, it ranks at the 0th percentile, making storage here very cheap.
When placed on a national scale and compared to cities across the country, storage prices in Bartow are still very cheap, ranking at the 3rd 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 $47.15 less than that for self storage in Bartow.
How much should I expect to pay for a self storage unit in Bartow, FL?
You'll have a tough time telling a good deal on storage in Bartow from a great one if you don't know what storage in Bartow normally costs. After all, storage prices can vary widely from place to place, so the only comparison you can make is with other facilities in the area. That's why the analysts at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers so that you can know what to expect before you begin your storage search.
Expect to pay an average of $25 a month for a storage unit in Bartow. To put that into perspective for those thinking of renting a unit for a year or more, that's about $300 per year. This average does encompass all storage unit sizes, so it should be taken with a large grain of salt. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in Bartow include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average prices for each are:
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