Self Storage in Fairfield: FAQ
How much should my monthly rate on a storage unit in Fairfield, OH be?
If this is your first time searching for a storage unit in Fairfield you might not know what kind of prices 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. But there's no need to worry: we here at SelfStorage.com have all the data to help you go into your storage search well-informed.
Expect to pay an average of $66.6 a month for a storage unit in Fairfield. To put that into perspective for those thinking of renting a unit for a year or more, that's about $799.2 per year. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Fairfield together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. The price difference between the smallest units and the largest can be huge. Storage units in Fairfield come in these standard sizes: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average rental rates for each standard size in Fairfield:
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Is self storage in Fairfield cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Ohio?
Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Fairfield 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.
Fairfield is the 33rd most expensive city for self storage in the state of Ohio, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $66.6. Ohio itself is the 30th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Fairfield costs an average of $2.85 more 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 $66.6 unit in Fairfield cost 1.74% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Ohio, ranking in at the 63rd percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Fairfield is relatively expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Fairfield is comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking at the 56th percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $5.55 less than that for self storage in Fairfield.
Are there a large number of storage facilties in Fairfield, OH? Should I have an easy time finding the unit I need?
When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. So how many storage businesses are located in Fairfield?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 10 storage businesses operating in Fairfield, OH. Across Ohio, approximately 9 facilities are located in each city on average, 1 less than the 10 available in Fairfield, meaning Fairfield is home to a few more facilities than the average city. If we were to rank Fairfield among the other 88 cities in Ohio, it would come out as the 18th largest market for self storage, accounting for a surprising 1.33% of all facilities in the state. The same holds true on a national level: Fairfield is home to 1 more facilities than the US average of 9 facilities per city.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Fairfield and other cities in Ohio, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. Are the 10 facilities in Fairfield sufficient at supplying the 42,555 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? The average number of facilities listed on our storage network in cities with populations of 25,000 to 50,000 is 7. As Fairfield's facility count beats that by 3, we can establish that Fairfield has a bit more storage space than average for a city its size. Fairfield's above average number of facilities seems to be corroborated when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. Per capita, Fairfield ranks in the 54th percentile for storage facilities compared to cities across the country. That means there's a reasonably-high amount of storage space in Fairfield compared to other cities. Fairfield may have a large number of facilities per capita nationally, but compared with other cities in Ohio the same isn't true. In fact, Fairfield only ranks in the 49th percentile among cities in Ohio, meaning that there's not as much storage space for each of Fairfield's residents as there are in other cities for their residents.
Another thing about Fairfield we feel we should mention is that while it has grown in the past decade, it hasn't done so by as much as the rest of Ohio has. Fairfield saw a small 1% jump between the 2000 and 2010 census, 0.6% less than the 1.6% the state of Ohio experienced as a whole. But even if Fairfield isn't seeing a precipitous rise in population, remember that it still does have relatively few storage businesses for its current population.
Self storage prices in Fairfield, OH seem to spike sharply during the month of June. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
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 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. 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. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Expect the price of a storage unit to remain relatively stable throughout the year in Fairfield. According to our numbers, seasonal demand is not as extreme here as in other cities on our network. 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. Storage prices are at their highest in Fairfield during the month of June, where they hit an average price of $90.92, while prices are at their lowest in September, where they go for a low $48 a month.
Are areas of Fairfield less expensive for self storage than others?
As they are closely linked to real estate prices, self storage unit prices can be very different in one part of Fairfield to another. You'll find the best prices on storage in the 35064 ZIP code, which averages $91.06 a month for a storage unit. The priciest part of town to rent storage in is the 45014 ZIP code, where rates average $102.13 per month.
SELF STORAGE IN FAIRFIELD, OH: THE BOTTOM LINE
Trying to find a super-low price on a self storage unit in Fairfield, OH? September offers the lowest prices on storage, and the most inexpensive units are located in the 35064 ZIP code. If you can, try not to conduct your storage search during June, when units are at their priciest, and be warned that the 45014 area has the worst prices.