Just as real estate prices do, storage prices can change from one block in Belton to the next. Storage is cheapest in the 76513 ZIP code in Belton, where the average rental price is $60.42. The 64012 ZIP code, on the other hand, is the most expensive area in Belton, with an average price of $83.49 for a unit.
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in Belton has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. Average prices varying as they do from place to place, the only valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. There's no need to fret, however, as our analysts have gone through the data and have all the statistics on storage in Belton that you might need.
Expect to pay an average of $63 a month for a storage unit in Belton. To put that into perspective for those thinking of renting a unit for a year or more, that's about $756 per year. Note, however, that that figure is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your storage search. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. Storage units in Belton come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each are:
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A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Belton?
According to our estimates, there are approximately 3 storage businesses operating facilities in Belton. Missouri cities have an average 7 self-storage facilities listed on our national network. To give you a little more perspective, that's 4 more facilities than are listed in Belton, meaning Belton offers slightly lower-than-average options. To put it into a different perspective, that's just barely 1.14% of the facilities in Missouri, ranking it as the 23rd largest out of 37 Missouri cities in terms of number of storage businesses. Just as Belton has a below-average number of storage facilities for a city in Missouri, the same is true on a national scale, where the city has 6 fewer facilities than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Belton and other cities in Missouri, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. So how does Belton, with its population of 24,802, compare to cities with similar populations? Among the other similarly-sized cities we have listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Belton has fewer self-storage facilities than average. Cities in its population bracket (10,000 to 25,000) average 6 facilities, while Belton comes under that mark by 3. That Belton has few facilities for its size seems to be further validated when we look at Belton's actual per capita storage facility coverage. Belton's 3 self-storage facilities for its 24,802 residents ranks it in the 32nd percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That low rank means that there isn't as much storage space for each person in Belton as there is in most other cities. Is Belton still relatively low on storage space compared to other cities in Missouri? Indeed, it seems as if it is, as Belton only ranks in the 36th percentile for per capita storage space among cities in Missouri.
Another thing about Belton we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 13.1% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 6.1% higher growth rate than the 7% the state of Missouri experienced as a whole. Don't forget that Belton also offers relatively few facilities per person, meaning that its strong population growth may be exacerbating its shortage of storage.
Changing seasonal demand often causes storage prices to swing between highs and lows during different parts of the year. Late spring to late summer is typically considered the high season, while fall, winter, and early spring are when prices are usually at their lowest. Memorial Day weekend marks the definitive end to the low season. The following Tuesday is often so busy that it's popularly known as 'Crazy Tuesday' within the self storage industry. 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.
Expect the price of a storage unit to remain relatively stable throughout the year in Belton. According to our numbers, seasonal demand is not as extreme here as in other cities on our network. 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 best month to go searching for storage in Belton is August, when the average unit goes for a low $48 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is November, when units hit a high of $79.17.
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Belton 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.
An average price of $63 a month for a storage unit makes Belton the 15th most expensive city in Missouri for self-storage, while Missouri itself is the 32nd most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Belton costs an average of $0.30 less than the average storage unit in Missouri, which goes for 63.3.
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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. The median income in Missouri is $46,518.00, which means the average storage unit in Belton would require 1.63% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Missouri, ranking in at the 61st percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Belton is relatively expensive.
Belton storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 51st percentile. Expect to pay $9.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Belton.
Are you seeking a surprisingly-cheap self storage unit in Belton, MO? Look for the best deals in August within the 76513 ZIP code. The worst time of the year to look for storage is November, when the cost of storage is at its apogee and be mindful of the fact that 64012 area has the worst prices.
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 Belton is $114,900.