Salem, OR Self Storage: FAQ
How many self-storage locations are there in Salem? Should I have trouble finding a facility?
A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Salem, how many options are available?
According to our numbers, there are 4 total storage facilities in Salem, OR. 4 facilities is a very low number compared to other cities in Oregon, where the average city has 10 storage businesses listed on our network, a whopping 6 more than in Salem. Salem's low number of facilities places it down low on the chain in terms of storage market size: the city is only the 25th largest out of all 35 cities in Oregon, its share of total facilities barely above 1.14%. And just as Salem is below the state average, it's also below the national average of 9 by 5 storage facilities.
But of course, comparing Salem to other cities in Oregon or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. We ought to be comparing Salem, with its population of 155,469, to cities of similar size. It turns out that, when compared with cities of a like size, Salem 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 14 more than are in Salem. In other words, Salem is not busting at the seems with extra storage space. Salem's below average number of facilities seems to be substantiated when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. Salem places in the 2nd percentile for self storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That very low rank indicates that the 4 storage businesses serving the 155,469 people living in Salem is not a very large number of facilities after all, and may mean that finding the right unit in Salem isn't as easy a task as it is elsewhere. If we restrict our scope down to the state level, we get similar results: for cities in Oregon, Salem only ranks in the 2nd percentile, meaning that Salem has little per capita storage space even compared to other cities in its state.
Lastly, US Census data shows that Salem is growing fast, its population jumping by 12.7% from 2000 to 2010, a 0.699999999999999% higher increase than the 12% growth that Oregon saw as a whole. On top of the demand generated by an influx of new inhabitants, low levels of facilities per capita could drive demand for a storage unit in Salem even higher.
Are storage prices in Salem relatively low?
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. 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 longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Salem to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Salem is the 32nd most expensive city for self storage in the state of Oregon, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $39.67. Oregon itself is the 24th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Salem, expect to pay $31.14 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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Salem will on average cost 0.92% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Oregon is $51,862.00. As a percentage of monthly income this is very cheap compared to other cities in Oregon, ranking at the 8th percentile statewide, allowing us to say that storage in Salem is extremely affordable.
When placed on a national scale and compared to cities across the country, storage prices in Salem are still very cheap, ranking at the 11th percentile in terms of relative expense. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Salem should cost an average of $32.48 less than the national average price of 72.15.
How much do storage facilities in Salem, OR typically charge for a unit?
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in Salem has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. Storage prices can shift significantly from city-to-city, so knowing what's standard for an area can be difficult. 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 Salem go for an average monthly price of $39.67. That's $476.04 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Note that this is the average price regardless of size and shouldn't be taken too literally. Prices for different unit sizes are, of course, quite different from one another. In Salem you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. For each standard size, the average price in Salem is:
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Which parts of Salem are the least expensive for self-storage? Which parts are the costliest?
Storage prices often follow real estate trends, which means that certain areas of Salem can be significantly more or less expensive than others. Look for a cheap unit in the 97301 ZIP code, where the average price of $86.78 is the lowest in Salem. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 1970 ZIP code in Salem, which with an average price of $165.61 a unit is the highest-priced place in town.