Self Storage in Cleveland: FAQ
What's a normal price for a storage unit in Cleveland, OH?
Figuring out if a certain storage facility's offered price is any good is a hard call to make if you don't know how much a unit in Cleveland ought to cost in the first place. Storage prices being as highly-dependent on location as they are, there's little use in comparing the facilities in Cleveland with those in other cities you might have rented a storage unit in in the past. 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.
In Cleveland, storage units rent at an average of $100.5 a month. For those long-term storage seekers, that's about $1206 per year. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. In Cleveland you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rates for each size:
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How many self-storage locations are there in Cleveland? Should I have trouble finding a facility?
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 storage businesses are located in Cleveland?
37 storage facilities in Cleveland, OH are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. Ohio averages 9 facilities per city, meaning that Cleveland is home to 28 more facilities than others in its state, which is of course a significantly-high number. Out of all 88 cities in Ohio listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Cleveland ranks as the 4th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 4.91% of facilities. Outside of Ohio, Cleveland still has a sizeable supply of storage facilities, 28 more than the 9 that other cities across the nation average.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Cleveland to other cities in Ohio and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. 431,369 people make Cleveland their home. Is 37 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Comparing Cleveland to other cities in the 250,000 to 1,000,000 population bracket, we find that Cleveland doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 49 facilities, while Cleveland has 12 fewer. When we next look at Cleveland's actual per person self-storage facility count, our former conclusions seem to be verified beyond any reasonable doubt: the Cleveland community has few facilities for its size. In terms of facilities per capita, Cleveland only ranks in the 21st percentile among cities on our storage network, which seems to indicate quite convincingly that the 37 storage businesses in Cleveland is a very low number for a city of 431,369 people. How does Cleveland compare to other cities in Ohio? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Cleveland still only ranks at the 17th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
We feel it worth mentioning that Cleveland saw a net loss in population from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, where its number of inhabitants fell by 9.4%. Over that same period, however, Ohio took on 1.6% more people. There might then indeed be less demand for storage in Cleveland created by people moving into town, but at the same time there's already less storage per person than in other cities in Ohio, so the curent population faces an already-low supply.
Are certain parts of Cleveland cheaper for self storage than others?
Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Cleveland you're in The 30528 ZIP code offers the best rates on storage in Cleveland, with an average price of $73.33 a month. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 44143 ZIP code in Cleveland, which with an average price of $159.00 a unit is the most expensive neighborhood in town.
Do Cleveland, OH self storage rental rates change depending on the time of year? If so, which months are the most and least expensive?
Finding and locking in a good monthly rate on your self storage unit has a lot to do with the time of year you book it, as prices vacillate from season to season. The high season typically begins in April or May and lasts till August or September, with prices dropping back down to their lowest in the late fall and winter. 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.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have determined that seasonal swings aren't as extreme in Cleveland as they are in other cities. Even though you shouldn't have to worry as much about your rates changing later in the year, it's always best to lock in your rate with the facility if possible. Those looking for self storage in Cleveland will find the lowest prices in April, with its average price of $36.4. June, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $118.72.
Is self storage in Cleveland cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Ohio?
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. Though you may have to travel farther to access your unit, the additional savings might just be worth it. Knowing whether or not you should look in nearby cities depends on whether or not self-storage (sometimes called mini storage or public self storage) in those cities is less expensive than in Cleveland. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
An average price of $100.5 a month for a storage unit makes Cleveland the 11th most expensive city in Ohio for self-storage, while Ohio itself is the 30th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, Cleveland's average price is $36.75 more than the state average of $63.75.
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. 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 Ohio is $45,991.00, which means the average storage unit in Cleveland would require 2.62% of a median earner's monthly income. According to our calulations, this makes Cleveland quite the expensive place to rent a storage unit, its price as a percent of income coming in at the 88th percentile of all cities in Ohio.
Cleveland storage prices are very expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 83rd percentile. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $28.35 more than that for self storage in Cleveland.
SELF STORAGE IN CLEVELAND, OH: THE BOTTOM LINE
Trying to book an unbeatably-good deal on a self storage unit in Cleveland, OH? April is the best time to find inexpensive storage, and prices are least expensive in the 30528 ZIP code. The least optimal time to search for storage is in June, when storage prices reach their climax, and be attentive to the fact that the 44143 area is the most expensive.