Hattiesburg, MS Self Storage: FAQ
Are certain parts of Hattiesburg pricier for storage than others?
Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Hattiesburg you're in Look for a cheap unit in the 39401 ZIP code, where the average price of $73.69 is the lowest in Hattiesburg. You might want to avoid searching in the 39402 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $75.03 a month, is the highest-priced place for self storage in Hattiesburg.
Are storage prices in Hattiesburg relatively low?
Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. 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 Hattiesburg is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
With its average price of $63 a month for a unit, Hattiesburg is the 11th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Mississippi, which itself is the 31st most-expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Hattiesburg costs an average of $0.32 less than the average storage unit in Mississippi, which goes for 63.32.
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 Mississippi is $40,227.00, which means the average storage unit in Hattiesburg would require 1.88% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Mississippi, ranking in at the 62nd percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Hattiesburg is relatively expensive.
Hattiesburg storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 63rd percentile. Expect to pay $9.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Hattiesburg.
How much should I expect to pay per month for my Hattiesburg self storage unit?
It's hard to tell a good price on storage from a great one when you're unaware of how much self storage in Hattiesburg should cost in the first place. Since the average price of storage can be over $100 different between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will be little help here. In order to prevent you from going into your storage search unprepared, we here at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
Storage rentals in Hattiesburg have an average montly rate of $63. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $756 a 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. There are six standard sizes of storage units in Hattiesburg, including: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Hattiesburg are:
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How many self storage locations are there in Hattiesburg, MS? How much storage coverage is there for a city that size?
More facilities in an area mean more options, with some cities offering storage-searchers a wide range and others one that's much more narrow. About how many storage facilties are serving the Hattiesburg area?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 27 storage businesses operating in Hattiesburg, MS. If we compare this to other cities in Mississippi, which average 10 facilities per city, Hattiesburg offers 17 more--quite the substantial number. Out of all 28 cities in Mississippi listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Hattiesburg ranks as the 3rd-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 9.86% of facilities. Hattiesburg isn't only a large storage market in terms of its state, either, as its 27 facilities give it 18 more than the national average of 9 facilities per city.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Hattiesburg to other cities in Mississippi irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Are the 27 storage facilities providing the 53,582 people living in Hattiesburg with enough storage space? On average, cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 have 11 storage businesses listed on our self-storage network. That's 16 fewer than Hattiesburg's 27. In other words, it's pretty clear that Hattiesburg offers a great amount of storage space for its size. One might point out that comparing Hattiesburg to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its healthy supply of storage space for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly confirmed our former results. Hattiesburg places into the 77th percentile for storage facilities per person nationwide, meaning that the 53,582 people living there should have plenty of extra storage space. Just as Hattiesburg appears to have a large amount of storage space per person compared to cities across the nation, the same goes when we restrict the comparison to Mississippi, where Hattiesburg lands in the 74th percentile for facilities per capita among cities in the state.
Finally, it also seems that Hattiesburg is undergoing a high level of population growth. According to the US Census, Hattiesburg grew by 16.2% from 2000 to 2010, 11.9% more than the 4.3% growth Mississippi saw. But seeing as Hattiesburg still has a high number of facilities per capita despite its decade of growth, it seems that the storage industry has been able to keep up with the rising demand by building more facilities in the area.
Are self storage prices in Hattiesburg, MS lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. The day after Memorial Day (which those in the moving and storage industries often refer to as 'Crazy Tuesday') is typically seen as the start of the high season and is frequently the most expensive day to rent storage during that season. 5x5 and 5x10 units often see wider seasonal swings, primarily due to college students renting these smaller sizes when they leave town for the summer. College towns will be particularly affected by this.
Prices on self storage in Hattiesburg do not vary as widely between high and low seasons as they do on average in other cities, so seasonality should be less of an issue for potential renters here. Still, hunting for storage during the cheapest month of the year is always a great way to find a good deal. The lowest prices on self storage in Hattiesburg can be found during the month of December, with an average price of $36.6, while the most expensive month is September, with an average price of $85.3.
SELF STORAGE IN HATTIESBURG, MS: THE BOTTOM LINE
Attempting to find a super cheap self storage unit in Hattiesburg, MS? Look for the cheapest units in December within the 39401 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in September, which is the most expensive time to book a unit, and be attentive to the fact that the 39402 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.