Self Storage in Dunnellon, FL: Frequently Asked Questions
Do Dunnellon, FL self storage rental rates change depending on the time of year? If so, which months are the most and least expensive?
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. 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. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
Self storage prices in Dunnellon are not nearly as affected by seasonal changes as other cities are, meaning there's a greater likelihood you'll find stable year-round prices. Still, booking during the low season and locking in your price with the facility is an important part of getting a good deal on self storage. June is the least expensive month for storage in Dunnellon, with an average price of $72.66 for a storage unit. July is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $119.99.
What's the average price of a storage unit in Dunnellon?
How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Dunnellon should cost? 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. In order to help you along your storage search the analysts at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers and processed the data so that you can know what kind of prices to expect.
On average, a storage unit in Dunnellon goes for $89.99 a month. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $1079.88 a year. It's important to note here that that average price does include all standard storage unit sizes. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. In Dunnellon you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. In Dunnellon, the average price for each standard size is:
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How many storage businesses are there in Dunnellon for me to compare? Does the city offer me a good number of facilities to choose from?
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 does Dunnellon offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
According to our estimates, there are approximately 6 storage businesses operating facilities in Dunnellon. 6 facilities is a very low number compared to other cities in Florida, where the average city has 10 storage businesses listed on our network, a whopping 4 more than in Dunnellon. To put it into more perspective, that's only 0.37% of the facilities in Florida listed on our storage network, which places Dunnellon as only the 77th largest city in terms of storage business count out of all 173 cities in Florida. Dunnellon is below the national average as well, with 3 fewer storage facilities than the national average of 9 per city.
But how does Dunnellon compare to the rest of Florida and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. The population of Dunnellon, FL is 1,933. With 6 self-storage facilities, does Dunnellon offer relatively good or bad storage coverage? Considering that the average city that falls in the 1,000 to 5,000 population bracket has 3 self storage facilities, we can conclude that Dunnellon, which boasts 3 more, has a fairly-high amount of storage space for its size. That Dunnellon has few facilities for its size seems to be further verified when we look at Dunnellon's actual per capita storage facility coverage. On a storage facilities per capita basis, Dunnellon ranks in the 98th percentile nationwide, meaning that it has a very high number of facilities for each resident compared with other cities. Among cities in Florida, Dunnellon still has a high number of storage businesses listed on our network per inhabitant, ranking in at the 100th percentile statewide.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Dunnellon's modest population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 4.9% more people. That's a 12.7%-lower growth rate than Florida, which grew by 17.6%, saw as a whole. Add that low rate of growth to the fact that Dunnellon also has a high number of facilities per capita, and you get what appears to be an excellent place to find a storage unit.
Is self storage in Dunnellon cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Florida?
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. It could indeed be that a facility just a mile or two outside of town offers a much lower rate, but you won't find that facility unless you include a wider area in your search. Though you may have to travel farther to access your unit, the additional savings might just be worth it. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Dunnellon, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
Dunnellon's average price of $89.99 a month for a unit ranks it as the 49th most expensive city for self-storage in Florida, which itself ranks as the 15th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Dunnellon, expect to pay $11.36 more than Florida's average price of $78.63.
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 Florida is $45,281.00, which means the average storage unit in Dunnellon would require 2.38% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Florida, ranking in at the 71st percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Dunnellon is relatively expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Dunnellon is comparatively very expensive, ranking at the 79th percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $17.84 more than that for self storage in Dunnellon.