Searching for a storage unit in Kingston without knowing how much one should cost is no way to go about finding a good deal. Since unit prices can change dramatically from one city to the next, the only real measure you have is other facilities in the immediate area. 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.
Self storage units in Kingston go for an average monthly price of $53. That monthly rate would come out to a yearly rate of $636, should you be thinking of renting long term. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Kingston together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in Kingston include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. For each standard size, here's how much you might expect to pay per month in Kingston:
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Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in Kingston. The 18704 ZIP code offers the best rates on storage in Kingston, with an average price of $85.43 a month. You might want to avoid searching in the 12401 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $168.94 a month, is the highest-priced neighborhood for self storage in Kingston.
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. The low season generally lasts from October through March, with prices kicking up in April and hitting their high from May to September. Known to some in the industry as 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the year for storage and brings the high season into full swing. 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.
Compared with other cities, Kingston experiences very high seasonal changes. In cities such as Kingston that have highly-seasonal prices, its often a good idea to agree on a length of stay and a single monthly rate with the facility, and to get that agreement down in writing. With its average price of $53, September is the cheapest month to book storage in Kingston. With an average price of $161, November is the most expensive month to rent storage in Kingston.
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. How many facilties are operating in Kingston?
SelfStorage.com has 8 storage facilties in Kingston, NY listed on its network. When compared to other cities in the state, Kingston offers a slightly-higher number of facilities, 2 more than the state average of 6 per city. If we were to rank Kingston among the other 113 cities in New York, it would come out as the 17th largest market for self storage, accounting for a surprising 1.17% of all facilities in the state. But while Kingston may command a large number of facilities for its state, the same can't be said on a national scale, where it falls 1 below the national average of 9.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Kingston to its neighbors in New York or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Approximately 22,368 people live in Kingston, NY. Is that a large population for a city with 8 self-storage facilities, or a small one? Comparing Kingston to other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket, we find that Kingston has a few more facilities than average. That bracket's average is 6 facilities per city, 2 less than what can be found in Kingston. Kingston's above average number of facilities seems to be corroborated when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. The 8 facilities serving Kingston's 22,368 residents place it in the 67th percentile for self-storage facilities per capita nationwide, meaning that there's a pretty high amount of storage space for each person in Kingston. When it comes to cities in New York, Kingston still has a comparatively-high level of storage space per capita, ranking in at the 65th percentile.
Related to the topic of storage facilities per capita is that of population growth--or, in Kingston's case, the lack thereof. Kingston saw its population fall by 4.6% over the first decade of this century, while New York as a whole saw its total population jump by 2.1%. With a lower growth in population than the rest of New York and a high number of facilities per person for the state, Kingston should be a great place to find a storage unit.
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. This might make it more difficult to access your unit, but the extra money in your pocket every month may just be worth it. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Kingston 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.
Kingston's average price of $53 a month for a unit ranks it as the 97th most expensive city for self-storage in New York, which itself ranks as the 6th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Kingston's average price is $43.58 less than the state average of $96.58.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. In New York, the median income is $50,994.00 a year, which would make the average $53 unit in Kingston cost 1.25% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of monthly income this is very cheap compared to other cities in New York, ranking at the 14th percentile statewide, allowing us to say that storage in Kingston is extremely affordable.
Kingston storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 28th percentile. Expect to pay $19.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Kingston.
Are you looking for a dirt-cheap self storage unit in Kingston, NY? September offers the lowest average prices on storage, and the best place to look for inexpensive storage is in the 18704 ZIP code. If you can, try not to conduct your storage search during November, the priciest month of the year for storage, and beware that the 12401 area is the priciest.
Kingston self storage typically costs between $58 and $202 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, Kingston had an average home value of $158,000 which in the past year is down 0.007%.