When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. So how many storage businesses are located in Worcester?
In total, 8 Worcester storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. If we compare this to other cities in Massachusetts, which average 3 facilities per city, Worcester offers 5 more--quite the substantial number. In fact, Worcester's 8 facilities give it the 6th-highest count in the state out of all 69 cities. It's home to a surprising 3.37% of all facilities in Massachusetts. Outside of Massachusetts, however, the story is different: Worcester's 8 facilities put it 1 lower than the national average of 9.
But of course, comparing Worcester to other cities in Massachusetts or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. 182,882 people make Worcester their home. Is 8 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? For its 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, Worcester comes a bit under the mark in terms of number of self-storage facilities. Cities in this bracket average 18 facilities, 10 more than what can be found in Worcester. When we next look at Worcester's actual per person self-storage facility count, our former conclusions seem to be supported beyond any reasonable doubt: the Worcester community has few facilities for its size. Among storage facilities across the United States, Worcester ranks in the 8th percentile for self-storage facilities per resident. That extremely-low rank indicates a low amount of self storage space for the 182,882 inhabitants of Worcester, meaning the securing your ideal storage unit could be more difficult in Worcester than it is in other cities. How does Worcester compare to other cities in Massachusetts? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Worcester still only ranks at the 10th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Worcester's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 6% more people. That's a 2.9%-higher growth rate than Massachusetts, which grew by 3.1%, saw as a whole. Don't forget that Worcester also offers relatively few facilities per person, meaning that its strong population growth may be exacerbating its shortage of storage.
Scoring an excellent price on a storage unit in Worcester often comes down to knowing what kind of price range to expect. Past experience booking storage in other cities can be misleading, as average prices will be totally different in other cities--even other cities in MA. Which is precisely the reason we've had the SelfStorage.com analysts dig through all the data in order to bring back the crucial information you need to book a unit in Worcester.
Storage businesses in Worcester rent out their units at an average price of $52.5 a month. If you're considering a longer stay in your storage unit then at that rate you'd be paying approximately $630 per year. However, it is important that we note that this figure includes all storage unit sizes. Prices for the various unit sizes are, of course, very different from each other. Self storage in Worcester comes in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rental rates for each 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. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. 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 Worcester is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
Worcester is the 58th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Massachusetts, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $52.5. Massachusetts itself is the 8th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Worcester costs an average of $43.08 less than the average storage unit in Massachusetts, which goes for 95.58.
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. 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 Massachusetts is $63,085.00, which means the average storage unit in Worcester would require 1% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of the local median income this is very cheap compared to other cities in Massachusetts, ranking Worcester at the 16th percentile statewide. We feel comfortable then saying that self-storage in Worcester is extremely affordable.
In addition to being very cheap at the state level, storage in Worcester is also very cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 15th percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. Expect to pay $19.65 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Worcester.
Worcester self storage typically costs between $58 and $169 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, Worcester had an average home value of $184,900 which in the past year is up 0.045%.