Grants Pass, OR Self Storage: FAQ
Is storage in Grants Pass cheaper than in other cities?
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Grants Pass, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
Grants Pass is the 20th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Oregon, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $63.57. Oregon itself is the 24th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Grants Pass, expect to pay $7.24 less than Oregon's average price of $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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. In Oregon, the median income is $51,862.00 a year, which would make the average $63.57 unit in Grants Pass cost 1.47% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-low percentage of income to spend on storage compared to prices in other cities, ranking at the 44th percentile among cities in Oregon, meaning storage here is pretty cheap.
Grants Pass storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 42nd percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Grants Pass should cost an average of $8.58 less than the national average price of 72.15.
What's the average price of a storage unit in Grants Pass?
Finding the best price on a storage unit in Grants Pass can be tough if you don't know what a good price is. 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. That's why we've had our analysts at SelfStorage.com analyze all the data you might need to find a cheap unit in Grants Pass.
On average, a storage unit in Grants Pass goes for $63.57 a month. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $762.84 a year. Note, however, that that figure is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your storage search. There can be, and often are, substanial price differences between different unit sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in Grants Pass include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 and 10x30. For each standard size, the average price in Grants Pass is:
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How easy is it to find a self storage unit in Grants Pass, OR?
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 how many self-storage businesses are operating in Grants Pass?
There are 27 total storage facilities in Grants Pass, OR on the SelfStorage.com network. If we compare this to other cities in Oregon, which average 10 facilities per city, Grants Pass offers 17 more--quite the substantial number. Indeed, Grants Pass 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. Even by national standards, Grants Pass boasts a large number of facilities, 18 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Grants Pass to its neighbors in Oregon or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Do the 27 self storage facilities in Grants Pass offer the 32,829 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Grants Pass compare to similarly-sized cities? As it turns out, Grants Pass actually does have a large amount of storage space for its size. Nationwide, cities with populations of 25,000 to 50,000 have an average 7 storage facilities, which is of course 20 less than the 27 found in Grants Pass. One may of course argue that measuring Grants Pass against cities of a like size isn't the best yardstick and does not prove that there are plenty of storage facilities for the number of people who live there. In order to address these concerns we've looked at Grants Pass's facilities per person, which seems to have affirmed our former conclusions. Grants Pass places into the 87th percentile for storage facilities per person nationwide, meaning that the 32,829 people living there should have plenty of extra storage space. The same goes for Grants Pass when we compare it to other cities in Oregon: just as it achieves a high rank for per capita storage facilities versus cities nationwide, it ranks in the 91st percentile for cities in Oregon.
We can't feel satisfied concluding our look at facilities per capita without mentioning the fact that Grants Pass is seeing some modest population growth. The city saw 11.6% more people move there from 2000-2010. Though that's not insignificant, it is 0.399999999999999% less growth than the 12% that Oregon in total saw. Add that low rate of growth to the fact that Grants Pass also has a high number of facilities per capita, and you get what appears to be an excellent place to find a storage unit.
What's the best time of year to book self storage in Grants Pass, OR?
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. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. 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. 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.
According to our data, there's very little change in the average price of a storage unit throughout the year in Grants Pass, meaning you shouldn't have to put too much thought into seasonality when looking for your unit. 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. Those looking for self storage in Grants Pass will find the lowest prices in June, with its average price of $63.57. November, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $95.