Before you start your storage search in Council Bluffs, it's important that you know how much a unit in Council Bluffs typically costs. With rental rates being as dependent upon the facility's location as they are, comparing prices at facilities in Council Bluffs with those in other cities you might have rented a storage unit in in the past will do you little good. 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 Council Bluffs we have available.
Rental rates on storage in Council Bluffs average $58 per month. If your storage needs are longer-term, keep in mind that that would equate to an average price of $696 per year. Note that this average disregards the different unit sizes and so shouldn't be taken too literally. Prices for the various unit sizes are, of course, very different from each other. The standard sizes of storage units in Council Bluffs are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rental prices for each unit size:
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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. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. Knowing whether or not you should look in nearby cities depends on whether or not self-storage (sometimes called mini storage or public self storage) in those cities is less expensive than in Council Bluffs. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
With its average price of $58 a month for a unit, Council Bluffs is the 3rd most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Iowa, which itself is the 36th most-expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Council Bluffs, expect to pay $3.97 less than Iowa's average price of $61.97.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Council Bluffs storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Council Bluffs is $58 and the median income in Iowa is $50,391.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.38% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. This is a moderately small percentage of income to spend on a self-storage unit compared to rates in other cities, ranking at the 50th percentile among other cities in Iowa, meaning self-storage here is relatively cheap.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Council Bluffs are comparatively relatively cheap, ranking in at the 36th percentile among cities on our nationwide network. Expect to pay $14.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Council Bluffs.
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 how many storage facilities are there in Council Bluffs?
There are 8 total storage facilities in Council Bluffs, IA on the SelfStorage.com network. Other cities in Iowa average only 4 storage facilities, 4 less than what's available in Council Bluffs, which means Council Bluffs is home to a large number of storage businesses. This ranks Council Bluffs as the 1st largest storage market out of 5 Iowa cities in terms of number of facilities, making up 38.1% of the state's total. But even if Council Bluffs has an above-average number of storage facilities for Iowa, it's below average on a national scale--1 below the national average of 9 facilities, to be more precise.
But how does Council Bluffs compare to the rest of Iowa and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. We ought to be comparing Council Bluffs, with its population of 60,391, to cities of similar size. Comparing Council Bluffs to other cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket, we find that Council Bluffs doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 11 facilities, while Council Bluffs has 3 fewer. We've further affirmed Council Bluffs's relative lack of storage space by examining its per capita count of facilities. Per capita, Council Bluffs places in the 35th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Council Bluffs market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. However, though Council Bluffs is below the 50th percentile at the national level, in terms of cities in Iowa it falls in the 50th percentile, meaning it has a large amount of storage space per capita for its state.
The fact that Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs saw 3.5% more people move there in the first decade of this century. That's not insignificant, though it is 0.599999999999999% less than the 4.1% population that Iowa saw altogether. With its lower growth rate and higher number of facilities per capita versus other cities in its state, Council Bluffs's supply of storage units should outweigh the demand.
Council Bluffs self storage typically costs between $58 and $85 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, Council Bluffs had an average home value of $115,000 which in the past year is up 0.018%.