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? About how many storage facilties are serving the Rockford area?
There are 24 total storage facilities in Rockford, IL on the SelfStorage.com network. When compared to other cities in Illinois, there are a very large number of facilities operating in Rockford. The average Illinois city is home to only 5 facilities, 19 less than in Rockford. Furthermore, Rockford accounts for a full 4.11% of facilities in Illinois and ranks as the 2nd-largest storage market out of all 119 cities in Illinois. Rockford isn't only a large storage market in terms of its state, either, as its 24 facilities give it 15 more than the national average of 9 facilities per city.
Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Rockford to other cities in Illinois. So how does Rockford, with its population of 157,280, compare to cities with similar populations? For its size, Rockford is actually a bit above average in terms of the number of self-storage facilities servicing the community, as the average among cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket is 18 facilities, 6 below Rockford. But does Rockford's relationship to other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 bracket prove that it has a relative surplus of self-storage facilities for the population, or would a different measure be more relevant? As it turns out, per capita data seems to have repudiated the importance of those figures. In comparison with cities across the country, Rockford's 24 self-storage facilities for its 157,280 residents ranks it in the 40th percentile for facilities per person, meaning that there's relatively-little extra storage space for its residents. Though it only ranks in the 40th percentile nationally, Rockford scores much higher for facilities per capita in Illinois, ranking in the 53rd percentile among other cities in its state.
Finally, according to US Census data, Rockford's population grew by 3.5% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, a surprising 0.200000000000001% more growth than the 3.3% that Illinois grew as a whole. This growth in inhabitants may be making any issues created by Rockford's low level of facilities per capita even more salient.
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. By widening the breadth of your search, you'll open yourself up to even more facilities and a greater range of possibilities. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Rockford than in other nearby cities, we can make it easier for you to decide whether or not to take the time on a wider search.
With its average price of $45.89 a month for a unit, Rockford is the 91st most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Illinois, which itself is the 12th most-expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Rockford go for $38.47 less than the state average of $84.36.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. In Illinois, the median income is $51,483.00 a year, which would make the average $45.89 unit in Rockford cost 1.07% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of the local median income this is very cheap compared to other cities in Illinois, ranking Rockford at the 21st percentile statewide. We feel comfortable then saying that self-storage in Rockford is extremely affordable.
Rockford self-storage prices are very cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 19th percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Rockford should cost an average of $26.26 less than the national average price of 72.15.
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. Peaking in May through September, when most people in the United States move, and dropping to their lowest in October through March, when far fewer people move homes, storage prices and closely linked to moving patterns. Known to some in the industry as 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the year for storage and brings the high season into full swing. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Those looking for storage in Rockford shouldn't have to worry as much about seasonal prices swings, as according to our data these swings are much less extreme here than elsewhere. 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. The lowest prices on self storage in Rockford can be found during the month of April, with an average price of $42.07, while the most expensive month is December, with an average price of $71.83.
Storage prices on one side of Rockford can be totally different on the other side of the city. Those trying to find the cheapest storage in Rockford would do well by looking at facilities in the 61109 ZIP code, where storage units go for an average of $52.56 a month, the cheapest in all of Rockford. The highest-priced part of town to rent storage in is the 61103 ZIP code, where rates average $75.00 per month.
If you're new to searching for self storage in Rockford you might not know what kind of prices should be expected. Being that the average price of storage unit can be different by hundreds of dollars between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will help you little in figuring out how much you should pay. 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 Rockford we have available.
In Rockford, self storages rents at an average rate of $45.89 a month. Over the the length of a year, that would cost you about $550.68, in case you were considering renting for a longer period of time. Keep in mind though that prices for all unit sizes in Rockford were included when calculating that figure, so comparing it any individual unit will do you little good. Units of different dimensions will of course go for different prices. The standard sizes of storage units available in Rockford include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Below you'll find the average monthly price per size:
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Are you trying to locate a strikingly affordable self storage unit in Rockford, IL? April is the cheapest month for storage, while the best area to find storage is in the 61109 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in December, when unit prices hit their pinnacle, and keep in mind that the 61103 area is the most expensive in Rockford for storage.
Rockford self storage typically costs between $34 and $119 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, Rockford had an average home value of $74,900 which in the past year is down 0.004%.