St Petersburg, FL Self Storage: FAQ
Are self storage prices in St Petersburg, FL lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?
Prices on self storage units can change dramatically from month to month over the course of the year, spiking higher or dipping lower depending on the season. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. Memorial Day weekend marks the definitive end to the low season. The following Tuesday is often so busy that it's popularly known as 'Crazy Tuesday' within the self storage industry. University towns often see the sharpest seasonal spikes, as college students rent a significant number of storage units when they go home during their summer break. Smaller sized units in particular will see a rise in price during this period.
Seasonal highs and lows are less extreme in St Petersburg than they are in other cities on the SelfStorage.com network, with prices staying relatively level throughout the year. If you'd still like to play it safe, which of course is always a good idea, one way to guard against seasonal price changes is by setting up an agreement with the facility to pay a single rate for your entire rental period. Storage prices are at their highest in St Petersburg during the month of November, where they hit an average price of $111.7, while prices are at their lowest in June, where they go for a low $46.14 a month.
How much do storage facilities in St Petersburg, FL typically charge for a unit?
If this is your first time searching for a storage unit in St Petersburg you might not know what kind of prices to expect. 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.
In St Petersburg the average monthly rental rate for a storage unit is $111. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $1332 a year. Note that this is the average price regardless of size and shouldn't be taken too literally. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. The standard sizes of storage available in St Petersburg include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each are:
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Is St Petersburg well-covered when it comes to the number of storage facilities? Or are my options to choose from few?
If your area is well-served by a large number of facilities, finding the right unit might be easier for you than for others in communities where less storage space is on offer. So how many storage businesses are located in St Petersburg?
There are 20 total storage facilities in St Petersburg, FL on the SelfStorage.com network. On average, cities in Florida are home to only about 10 storage facilities, a full 10 less than St Petersburg's 20, meaning coverage in St Petersburg is reasonably high. In fact, St Petersburg's 20 facilities give it the 23rd-highest count in the state out of all 173 cities. It's home to a surprising 1.21% of all facilities in Florida. But what about on a national scale? Even then, St Petersburg has more storage facilities than the average city, 11 more than the average 9, to be exact.
But how does St Petersburg 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. St Petersburg, FL has approximately 244,818 inhabitants. Do the 20 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? St Petersburg offers a slightly higher than average amount of storage space for its size: cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket have an average 18 storage facilities, 2 fewer than what can be found in St Petersburg. Our conclusion that St Petersburg has plenty of facilities for its population, however, seems to be contradicted by its per capita facility count. Among storage facilities across the United States, St Petersburg ranks in the 20th percentile for self-storage facilities per resident. That extremely-low rank indicates a low amount of self storage space for the 244,818 inhabitants of St Petersburg, meaning the securing your ideal storage unit could be more difficult in St Petersburg than it is in other cities. Even when we only compare St Petersburg 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 23rd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in Florida.
On average, how much does a storage unit in St Petersburg rent for?
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. 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. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in St Petersburg is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
With its average price of $111 a month for a unit, St Petersburg is the 28th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Florida, which itself is the 15th most-expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in St Petersburg, expect to pay $32.37 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. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. The median income in Florida is $45,281.00, which means the average storage unit in St Petersburg would require 2.94% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of income, storage in St Petersburg is very expensive according to our scale, its relative price ranking in at the 84th percentile in Florida.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in St Petersburg is comparatively very expensive, ranking at the 88th percentile among cities nationwide. Expect to pay $38.85 more than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in St Petersburg.