Self Storage in Eugene: FAQ
Is self storage in Eugene inexpensive?
It's often the case that storage prices can swing to the opposite end of the spectrum within a few blocks in the same city, just as real estate values are liable to do. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. 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 Eugene. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
With its average price of $43 a month for a unit, Eugene is the 28th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Oregon, which itself is the 24th most-expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Eugene costs an average of $27.81 less than the average storage unit in Oregon, which goes for 70.81.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Eugene storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. A storage unit in Eugene will on average cost 0.99% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Oregon is $51,862.00. This is actually a very small percentage of monthly income to spend on a storage unit in Oregon. Compared to other cities in the state, it ranks at the 17th percentile, making storage here very cheap.
Eugene storage prices are very cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 15th percentile. Expect to pay $29.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Eugene.
Do prices on Eugene, OR self storage change depending on the time of year? Should I wait until a more ideal month to book a unit?
The self storage market being of a seasonal nature, the prices on offer at the moment could be substantially different from those you'll see two months from now. 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. Known to some in the industry as 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the year for storage and brings the high season into full swing. College towns often see more radical seasonal swings, as their student populations drive demand on smaller units in particular up during the summer.
Other cities experience a lesser degree of seasonality than Eugene does, the difference in price between its high and low seasons being slightly greater than average. Those looking for storage here should try to hedge against these fluctuations by locking in their monthly rate. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Eugene are highest during December, when the average rental rate drops to a low $40.29. Your chances are lowest during August, which with an average price of $155 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
How much should my Eugene storage unit cost per month?
It's impossible to know what a good deal on storage is if you don't know what kind of prices to expect in Eugene. You can't even use past experiences booking storage elsewhere, as average prices will be totally different in other cities, even other cities in OR. 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.
Self storage units in Eugene go for an average monthly price of $43. For those looking for a long term storage solution, that's an average of $516 a year. It's important to note here that that average price does include all standard storage unit sizes. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. In Eugene you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. In Eugene, the average price for each standard size is:
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Which ZIP codes in Eugene have the lowest rates on self storage? Which have the most expensive rates?
Just as home prices will differ from neighborhood to neighborhood in Eugene, so will self-storage rates. Look for a cheap unit in the 97403 ZIP code, where the average price of $70.92 is the lowest in Eugene. The costliest part of town to rent storage in is the 97402 ZIP code, where rates average $82.64 per month.
Does Eugene, OR offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Eugene?
In total, 27 Eugene storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. On average, cities in Oregon are home to only about 10 storage facilities, a full 17 less than Eugene's 27, meaning coverage in Eugene is reasonably high. Indeed, Eugene ranks as the 3rd city out of the 35 cities on our network in Oregon in terms of number of storage facilities, accounting for a whopping 7.7% of facilities in the state. Does Eugene perform as well against other cities outside of its state? In fact it does, as its 27 facilities put it 18 above the national average of 9 per city.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Eugene and other cities in Oregon, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. Are the 27 facilities in Eugene sufficient at supplying the 153,272 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? It turns out that the average city in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket has 18 self-storage facilities listed on our network. That's 9 fewer facilities than are listed in Eugene, leading us to conclude that Eugene is slightly above-average among cities of similar size. But on the other hand, Eugene's count of facilities per capita seems to have contended the notion that it has tons of extra storage space for the 153,272 people living there. The 27 facilities in Eugene for its 153,272 residents rank it in the 44th percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across America. That's a relatively-low rank, and seems to indicate that there's not a whole lot of extra storage space in Eugene for those 153,272 people living there. Among cities in Oregon, Eugene ranks in the 35th percentile for storage facilities per capita, meaning that even compared to its neighbors in Oregon, Eugene offers its population a relatively low amount of self-storage space.
The fact that Eugene is growing, but not doing so at a particularly rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Eugene saw 10.1% more people move there in the first decade of this century. That's not insignificant, though it is 1.9% less than the 12% population that Oregon saw altogether. Keep in mind, though, that while there's probably not as much demand generated by people moving into town as there is in other Oregon cities, Eugene already has relatively fewer storage facilities for its size than many of those faster-growing cities.
THE BOTTOM LINE ON EUGENE SELF STORAGE:
Are you trying to reserve an ultra inexpensive self storage unit in Eugene, OR? You'll find the best prices in December within the 97403 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is August, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and be alert to the fact that the 97402 area is costlier than other areas.