Grove City, OH Self Storage: FAQ
Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Grove City, OH change depending on the time of year?
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. 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. National Moving Day (the day following Memorial Day) is typically seen as the first real day of the high season and is often the busiest day of the year for storage facilities. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
Those looking for storage in Grove City shouldn't have to worry as much about seasonal prices swings, as according to our data these swings are much less extreme here than elsewhere. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. With its average price of $42.02, July is the cheapest month to book storage in Grove City. With an average price of $93, September is the most expensive month to rent storage in Grove City.
What's a normal price for a storage unit in Grove City, OH?
It's impossible to know what a good deal on storage is if you don't know what kind of prices to expect in Grove City. Storage prices can shift significantly from city-to-city, so knowing what's standard for an area can be difficult. That's why, in order to make sure you go into your storage search as well-informed as possible, we've gone ahead and gathered the data for you.
Storage rentals in Grove City have an average montly rate of $59.5. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $714 a year. This average does encompass all storage unit sizes, so it should be taken with a large grain of salt. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. There are six standard sizes of storage units in Grove City, including: 5x5, 10x10, and 10x20. For each standard size, here's how much you might expect to pay per month in Grove City:
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Is self storage in Grove City inexpensive?
Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. This might make it more difficult to access your unit, but the extra money in your pocket every month may 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 Grove City. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
An average price of $59.5 a month for a storage unit makes Grove City the 41st most expensive city in Ohio for self-storage, while Ohio itself is the 30th most expensive state. When searching for storage in Grove City, expect to pay $4.25 less than Ohio's average price 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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Grove City storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In Ohio, the median income is $45,991.00 a year, which would make the average $59.5 unit in Grove City cost 1.55% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of income, storage costs rank at the 54th percentile among cities in Ohio, making Grove City more expensive than most cities.
On the other hand, storage in Grove City is relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 46th percentile nationwide. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $12.65 less than that for self storage in Grove City.
How many storage businesses are there in Grove City for me to compare? Does the city offer me a good number of facilities to choose from?
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 Grove City?
In total, 4 Grove City storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. To put that into a little more perspective, that's 5 less than the average number of facilities for a city in Ohio, where cities possess an average 9 storage businesses each. Grove City accounts for only 0.53% of facilities in Ohio, ranking as the 53rd largest storage market out of all 88 cities in the state. The same goes when we put Grove City on the national scale, where it has 5 facilities less than the national average of 9.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Grove City to other cities in Ohio irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. So how does Grove City, with its population of 34,634, compare to cities with similar populations? Among the other similarly-sized cities we have listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Grove City has fewer self-storage facilities than average. Cities in its population bracket (25,000 to 50,000) average 7 facilities, while Grove City comes under that mark by 3. Per capita measures seem to have strenthened our conclusion that Grove City is in possession of few storage businesses for its size. On a national scale, Grove City ranks in the 30th percentile for self-storage facilities per person, clearly indicating that most other cities on our network offer a greater number of storage businesses per capita. In other words, due to a relative lack of extra storage space, the 34,634 people living in Grove City might have a harder time locating the right storage unit for them than they would in other cities. Even for a Ohio city, Grove City doesn't seem to be inundated with an overabundance of self-storage space, as it only ranks in the 26th percentile for storage businesses per person among cities in the state.
Another thing about Grove City we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 25.2% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 23.6% higher growth rate than the 1.6% the state of Ohio experienced as a whole. Add that high rate of population growth to a low number of storage businesses per capita and you have a recipe for some very high levels of storage demand in Grove City, accompanied by high prices and low availability.