Self Storage in Corvallis: FAQ
How much should I expect my storage rental rates to be in Corvallis?
As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. Storage facilities just on the periphery of your current search might have some great rental rates, and you'll only find them if you search a little more broadly. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. In order to help you know whether or not to expand your search, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have done the math to figure out whether self-storage (also called mini storage or public self storage) in Corvallis is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
An average price of $68 a month for a storage unit makes Corvallis the 16th most expensive city in Oregon for self-storage, while Oregon itself is the 24th most expensive state. When searching for storage in Corvallis, expect to pay $2.81 less than Oregon's average price of $70.81.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. The median income in Oregon is $51,862.00, which means the average storage unit in Corvallis would require 1.57% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of income, storage costs rank at the 55th percentile among cities in Oregon, making Corvallis more expensive than most cities.
On the other hand, storage in Corvallis is relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 48th percentile nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $4.15 less than that for self storage in Corvallis.
Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Corvallis, OR change depending on the time of year?
Prices on self storage units can change dramatically from month to month over the course of the year, spiking higher or dipping lower depending on the season. Storage seasonality is in synch with the moving seasons, which are at their highest in the late spring and summer, as a huge amount of storage demand is generated by people moving into new homes. 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 towns often see more radical seasonal swings, as their student populations drive demand on smaller units in particular up during the summer.
There's a greater difference in price between high and low seasons in Corvallis than there is elsewhere, which means you should be more conscious of the timing of your storage search here. This makes it particularly important to find a unit at a good, low price, then to lock in that price for the duration of your stay. August is the most expensive month for storage in Corvallis, with an average price of $153. The cheapest prices on storage in Corvallis can be found during the month of May, where the average cost of a unit is $49.
What's storage facility coverage like in Corvallis, OR? Are there plenty of facilities to choose from, or only a few?
Successfully booking the storage unit you're looking for will have much to do with the number of self storage businesses in your city, as the more facilities there are the more options you'll have available. How many facilties are operating in Corvallis?
According to our estimates, there are approximately 14 storage businesses operating facilities in Corvallis. Across Oregon, approximately 10 facilities are located in each city on average, 4 less than the 14 available in Corvallis, meaning Corvallis is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Corvallis accounts for a surprising 3.99% of all facilities listed in Oregon, coming in at 8th out of 35 cities in terms of facility count. Even by national standards, Corvallis boasts a large number of facilities, 5 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Corvallis and other cities in Oregon, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. Approximately 51,557 people live in Corvallis, OR. Is that a large population for a city with 14 self-storage facilities, or a small one? It turns out that Corvallis actually does have a decent amount of storage space for its size, with a few more facilities than average. Cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 average 11 storage facilities, 3 fewer than in Corvallis. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Corvallis's per capita facility count--a measure which has affirmed our former results, showing Corvallis to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. Corvallis ranks in the 58th percentile for self-storage facilities per capita nationwide, meaning that compared to other cities across the country, Corvallis has a decent amount of storage space. And just as Corvallis ranks high for storage space per capita on a national scale, it also has a large number of storage businesses for a city in Oregon, placing at the 58th percentile.
We feel we should also mention the fact that Corvallis has seen moderate population increases in the past decade, jumping 4.2% from 2000 to 2010. That's not an inconsequential increase, however it is 7.8% less than the 12% growth the state of Oregon saw in total. On top of that relatively-low population growth, Corvallis offers a high number of storage businesses for the size of its population, meaning there should be no shortage of storage supply in Corvallis.
How much do storage businesses in Corvallis charge per month for a storage unit?
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 Corvallis ought to cost in the first place. After all, storage prices can vary widely from place to place, so the only comparison you can make is with other facilities in the area. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Corvallis.
Rental rates average $68 a month for a storage unit in Corvallis. That monthly rate would come out to a yearly rate of $816, should you be thinking of renting long term. Keep in mind that that average does not differentiate between the different sizes of units, and so should be taken with a grain of salt. As you might expect, monthly rates will change depending on the size of the unit you choose. In Corvallis 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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