Tualatin, OR Self Storage: FAQ
How many storage businesses are there in Tualatin for me to compare? Does the city offer me a good number of facilities to choose from?
Over the course of your search you'll likely be comparing a number of facilities against one another to find the right option for you. Most would agree that the more storage businesses there are to compare, the better. After all, who doesn't like options? So are there a large or small number of storage businesses operating in Tualatin?
In total, 5 Tualatin storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. 5 facilities isn't a very high number for a city in Oregon; in fact, it's 5 less than the 10 an average city in Oregon has on offer. When ranked against the other 35 cities in Oregon in order of number of facilities, Tualatin only comes in 20th place, with 1.43% of the state's storage facilities. The same can be said for Tualatin on a national scale as well, where it has 4 fewer than the nine facilities that can be found in the average American city.
If we're making comparisons between cities, however, we're missing out on some important insights if we don't factor population in, even if we're simply comparing Tualatin to the rest of Oregon. Do the 5 self storage facilities in Tualatin offer the 26,745 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Tualatin compare to similarly-sized cities? Comparing Tualatin to other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket, we find that Tualatin doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 7 facilities, while Tualatin has 2 fewer. One might point out that comparing Tualatin to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its lack of storage for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly verified our former results. On a self-storage facilities per-person basis, Tualatin ranks in the 47th percentile among cities across the United States. In other words, there's not exactly a ton of extra storage space for the 26,745 people living there. Perhaps if we only compare Tualatin to other cities in Oregon it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Tualatin offers relatively little space, as it places in the 38th percentile for per capita storage facilities in Oregon.
The fact that Tualatin is growing, and doing so at a rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Tualatin saw 16.5% more people move there in the first decade of this century, 4.5% more than the 12% population that Oregon saw altogether. Demand for self-storage in Tualatin could be pushed even higher due to the fact that, in addition to its growth spurt, it has a low level of facilities per capita.
Is self storage in Tualatin pricey?
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. 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. If we can show that self-storage (also known as public self storage and mini storage) in Tualatin is more expensive than its surroundings, then you'll know to expand your search.
Tualatin's average price of $84 a month for a unit ranks it as the 11th most expensive city for self-storage in Oregon, which itself ranks as the 24th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Tualatin, expect to pay $13.19 more 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. 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. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Tualatin is $84 and the median income in Oregon is $51,862.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.94% 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 67th percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Tualatin is comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking at the 65th percentile among cities nationwide. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Tualatin should cost an average of $11.85 more than the national average price of 72.15.
What's a typical rental rate for Tualatin storage?
It's hard to tell a good price on storage from a great one when you're unaware of how much self storage in Tualatin should cost in the first place. Even if you've booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be very different in your current city, which makes it difficult to know what is standard. 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 Tualatin we have available.
In Tualatin, storage units rent at an average of $84 a month. At those rates, a year-long stay in a unit will cost about $1008, in case your storage needs are more long term. Now, it should be noted that that average rate is for all sizes of units in Tualatin, and so should not necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick. The actual price will largely depend upon the size of unit you're looking for. The standard sizes of storage available in Tualatin include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. Here are the average monthly rates for each size:
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