Self Storage in Gresham, OR: Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average rental rate for storage units in Gresham, OR?
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 Gresham ought to cost in the first place. Since the average price of storage can be over $100 different between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will be little help here. In order to help you go into your storage search as informed as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Gresham we have available.
In Gresham the average monthly rental rate for a storage unit is $78.4. Over the period of a year, that would cost approximately $940.8, in case you're thinking of renting for a longer period of time. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Gresham together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. The actual price will largely depend upon the size of unit you're looking for. The standard sizes of storage available in Gresham include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each are:
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Which neighborhoods in Gresham offer the best prices on self storage? Which offer the highest prices?
Certain areas of Gresham can be significantly cheaper or more expensive for storage than others. The cheapest area for storage in Gresham is within the 97030 ZIP code, where prices average $105.09 a month. On the other hand, the 97080 ZIP code is the highest-priced area of Gresham to rent a storage unit, with rental rates averaging $111.75 a month.
How many storage facilities do I have to choose from in Gresham? Does the area offer a large number of options?
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. In terms of the number of storage businesses in Gresham, are there plenty of options available, or few?
6 storage facilities in Gresham, OR are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. Oregon cities have an average 10 self-storage facilities listed on our national network. To give you a little more perspective, that's 4 more facilities than are listed in Gresham, meaning Gresham offers slightly lower-than-average options. Out of the 35 cities in Oregon, Gresham is home to only the 17th highest count of facilities, or 1.71% of the state's total. Gresham is below the national average as well, with 3 fewer storage facilities than the national average of 9 per city.
But of course, comparing Gresham to other cities in Oregon or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. How, then, does Gresham with its 102,295 people compare to cities of a like size? It turns out that, when compared with cities of a like size, Gresham is decisively not a city with a large number of storage facilities. In the 100,000 to 250,000 population group, the average number of facilities per city is 18, which is obviously 12 more than are in Gresham. In other words, Gresham is not busting at the seems with extra storage space. One may of course argue that measuring Gresham against cities of a like size isn't the best yardstick and does not prove that there are few storage facilities for the number of people who live there. In order to address these concerns we've looked at Gresham's facilities per person, which seems to have verified our former conclusions. Gresham places in the 12th percentile for self storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That very low rank indicates that the 6 storage businesses serving the 102,295 people living in Gresham is not a very large number of facilities after all, and may mean that finding the right unit in Gresham isn't as easy a task as it is elsewhere. Perhaps if we only compare Gresham to other cities in Oregon it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Gresham offers relatively little space, as it places in the 5th percentile for per capita storage facilities in Oregon.
It also bears mentioning that Gresham saw a large amount of population growth in the past decade, growing by 12.8% from 2000 to 2010, a good 0.800000000000001% more growth than the 12% the state of Oregon experienced over the same period. This growth in inhabitants may be making any issues created by Gresham's low level of facilities per capita even more salient.
Self storage prices in Gresham, OR seem to spike sharply during the month of November. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. 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. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
The price difference between high and low seasons in Gresham is minimal, which means you shouldn't have to worry about huge rate changes from one season to the next. Still, hunting for storage during the cheapest month of the year is always a great way to find a good deal. Storage prices are at their highest in Gresham during the month of November, where they hit an average price of $115.37, while prices are at their lowest in February, where they go for a low $63.33 a month.
How does the price of a storage unit in Gresham compare with other cities?
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. If you're searching for the cheapest storage unit out there, a good rule of thumb is to look farther abroad than you originally set out to. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Gresham than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
Gresham's average price of $78.4 a month for a unit ranks it as the 14th most expensive city for self-storage in Oregon, which itself ranks as the 24th most expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Gresham go for $7.59 more than the state average 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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Gresham is $78.4 and the median income in Oregon is $51,862.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.81% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When we compare this storage price as a percent of income to other cities in Oregon, we find that it ranks in the 61st percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
In addition, storage in Gresham is also somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 59th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. 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 $6.25 more than that for self storage in Gresham.
THE BOTTOM LINE ON GRESHAM SELF STORAGE:
Attempting to find an unusually cheap self storage unit in Gresham, OR? February is the best month to conduct your search for storage, while the least expensive are for storage is the 97030 ZIP code. If you can, try not to conduct your storage search during November, when prices are at their acme, and be warned that the 97080 area is the priciest in Gresham for storage.