Dayton, OH Self Storage: FAQ
One of this nation's great manufacturing and innovation centers, Dayton was an inustrial powerhouse of the 19th and 20th centuries. Though Kitty Hawk often steals its spotlight, Dayton was the home of the Wright Brothers and was where they ran their famous bike shop and developed their technology. Though Dayton, like other Rust Belt cities, has seen a steady decline in both manufacturing jobs and population over the past few years, it still is one of America's most productive manufacturing areas and has kept its economic strength by diversifying into other industries. Wright-Patterson AFB, one of the largest air bases in the country, is also an economic boon to Dayton, employing nearly 30,000 of its residents and fueling its aerospace industry. Those of you from Dayton of course know all of this well, but were you aware of how many self storage facilities are operating in Dayton, or what the average price of a storage unit is?
Do prices on Dayton, OH self storage change depending on the time of year? Should I wait until a more ideal month to book a unit?
As self storage is a seasonal industry, the rates you're seeing now may be very different from those on the same unit at the same facility a few months down the road. The period between April and September is typically considered the high season for storage, while prices are lower the rest of the year, notably through October and March. 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. Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
Prices on self storage in Dayton 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. Despite the low level of seasonality, those looking for a self storage unit may still want to lock in their price at the time of booking. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Dayton during the month of April, when the average price is at its lowest, $28.98 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in June, when the average price is a high $66.67.
Are storage prices in Dayton relatively low?
It's not uncommon for another community a few miles down the road to offer substanial savings on storage compared to the rates in your community. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in Dayton is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in Dayton stack up to the rest of the state?
Dayton is the 60th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Ohio, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $45.4. Ohio itself is the 30th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Dayton costs an average of $18.35 less than the average storage unit in Ohio, which goes for 63.75.
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 Ohio, the median income is $45,991.00 a year, which would make the average $45.4 unit in Dayton cost 1.18% of a median earner's monthly income. This is actually a moderately-low percentage of income to spend on a storage unit: compared to other cities in Ohio it ranks at the 32nd percentile.
Dayton storage prices are very cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 25th percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Dayton should cost an average of $26.75 less than the national average price of 72.15.
What's the average rental rate for storage units in Dayton, OH?
Searching for a storage unit in Dayton 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 prevent you from going into your storage search unprepared, we here at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
Expect to pay an average of $45.4 a month for a storage unit in Dayton. For those looking for a long term storage solution, that's an average of $544.8 a year. This average does encompass all storage unit sizes, so it should be taken with a large grain of salt. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. In Dayton you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard size, the average price in Dayton is:
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How easy is it to find a self storage unit in Dayton, OH?
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. So are there a large or small number of storage businesses operating in Dayton?
SelfStorage.com has 41 storage facilties in Dayton, OH listed on its network. When compared to other cities in Ohio, there are a very large number of facilities operating in Dayton. The average Ohio city is home to only 9 facilities, 32 less than in Dayton. In fact, Dayton's 41 facilities give it the 3rd-highest count in the state out of all 88 cities. It's home to a surprising 5.44% of all facilities in Ohio. How does Dayton fare against cities outside of Ohio? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 32 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
But of course, comparing Dayton to other cities in Ohio or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. Are the 41 facilities in Dayton sufficient at supplying the 153,843 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? Other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket have an average 18 storage facilities listed on our network, 23 fewer than Dayton. By that number, we can confidently say that Dayton, OH has plenty of extra storage space. One might point out that comparing Dayton 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 supported our former results. The 153,843 residents of Dayton have 41 self-storage facilities to choose between, which on a per capita basis ranks them in the 57th percentile nationwide. That's a relatively-high amount of space for each person living in Dayton. Is Dayton still a city with a fairly-large amount of storage space for its population compared to others in Ohio? Indeed, it is, placing into the 54th percentile among cities in Ohio.
To conclude our discussion of storage facilities per capita, it's worth noting that Dayton's population has been dwindling over the past few years. In the decade span between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, Dayton experienced a 7.2% decrease in inhabitants. During that same span, however, the state of Ohio took on 1.6% more people. Combine the fact that fewer people are moving to Dayton relative to the rest of its state with the high number of storage facilities per capita and you get the recipe for a high supply, low demand storage market, making it a great place to search for and find a storage unit.
Are certain parts of Dayton less expensive for storage than others?
Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Dayton you're in Look for a cheap unit in the 45414 ZIP code, where the average price of $77.22 is the lowest in Dayton. Dayton's most expensive area for storage lies within the 45420 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $183.33 a month.
DAYTON SELF STORAGE: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you looking for a particularly cheap self storage unit in Dayton, OH? April is the best time to find cheap storage, and the cheapest units are located in the 45414 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in June, when units cost the most, and be alert to the fact that the 45420 area is the most expensive in town.