Searching for a storage unit in Slidell without knowing how much one should cost is no way to go about finding a good deal. You can't even use past experiences booking storage elsewhere, as average prices will be totally different in other cities, even other cities in LA. 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.
Rental rates average $142.8 a month for a storage unit in Slidell. If you're thinking of renting a unit for the long term, that's approximately $1713.6 per year. That average doesn't discriminate by size, so it shouldn't be taken as an extremely accurate figure. As you might expect, monthly rates will change depending on the size of the unit you choose. Storage units in Slidell come in these standard sizes: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Slidell are:
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If you do your comparison shopping for storage units a few months from now, you might be surprised to see that prices have changed. That's because the self storage market is highly seasonal. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
There's a greater difference in price between high and low seasons in Slidell than there is elsewhere, which means you should be more conscious of the timing of your storage search here. If you know how long you'll be renting your unit, one way of avoiding seasonal price changes is by agreeing to pay a single rate for your entire stay. July is the least expensive month for storage in Slidell, with an average price of $51 for a storage unit. October is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $161.1.
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. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. 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. In order to help you know whether or not to expand your search, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have done the math to figure out whether self-storage (also called mini storage or public self storage) in Slidell is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
Slidell's average price of $142.8 a month for a unit ranks it as the 3rd most expensive city for self-storage in Louisiana, which itself ranks as the 19th most expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Slidell go for $67.63 more than the state average of $75.17.
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. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Slidell is $142.8 and the median income in Louisiana is $40,599.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 4.22% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Louisiana, Slidell ranks in the 95th percentile, meaning that storage here is quite expensive.
Slidell storage prices are very expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 97th percentile. 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 $70.65 more than that for self storage in Slidell.
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. How many facilties are operating in Slidell?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 18 storage businesses operating in Slidell, LA. On average, cities in Louisiana have 11 facilities listed on our network, 7 less than Slidell. This leads us to conclude that Slidell has a somewhat-high number of facilities for being a city in Louisiana. Out of all 42 cities in Louisiana listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Slidell ranks as the 8th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 3.76% of facilities. How does Slidell fare against cities outside of Louisiana? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 9 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
But how does Slidell compare to the rest of Louisiana and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. Are the 18 facilities in Slidell sufficient at supplying the 27,477 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? Other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket have an average 7 storage facilities listed on our network, 11 fewer than Slidell. By that number, we can confidently say that Slidell, LA has plenty of extra storage space. Indeed, that Slidell has a good number of storage facilities for its population is strenthened once more when we look at its per person facility count. Per capita, Slidell's 18 storage facilities for its 27,477 residents ranks it in the 82nd percentile among cities nationwide, meaning there should be plenty of space per resident. And just as Slidell ranks high for storage space per capita on a national scale, it also has a large number of storage businesses for a city in Louisiana, placing at the 80th percentile.
Finally, according to US Census data, Slidell's population grew by 6.9% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, a surprising 5.5% more growth than the 1.4% that Louisiana grew as a whole. But though the people moving into Slidell may generate more demand for storage units, remember that the city does have a high number of storage businesses per capita, which should help balance that added demand out.
Slidell self storage typically costs between $39 and $164 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, the average price of a home in Slidell is $130,000.