Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Harrisburg you're in The cheapest neighborhood for storage space in Harrisburg is within the 17101 ZIP code. The average unit there goes for $83.63 a month. You might want to avoid searching in the 17109 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $116.76 a month, is the most expensive neighborhood for self storage in Harrisburg.
It's nearly impossible to know what a good monthly rate on a storage unit is if you don't know what kind of prices to expect in Harrisburg. With the average rental rate varying widely from place to place, the only truly valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. That's why, in order to help you go into your storage search as knowledgeable as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Harrisburg we have available.
Storage units in Harrisburg rent at an average monthly rate of $97.13. For you long-term storage seekers out there, that's about $1165.56 per year. This average does include all storage unit sizes, which means that it should be taken with a grain of salt. As should be expected, monthly rates will be quite different depending on thedimensions of the unit you choose. Self storage in Harrisburg comes in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. In Harrisburg, the average monthly rental rate for each standard size is:
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Storage rental rates are highly seasonal, with prices often fluctuating widely throughout the year. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. The single busiest day of the high season is typically National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday' by storage facility operators for the amount of activity they see that day, which is the day after Memorial Day. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Prices on self storage in Harrisburg do not vary as widely between high and low seasons as they do on average in other cities, so seasonality should be less of an issue for potential renters here. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Harrisburg, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. September is the most expensive month for storage in Harrisburg, with an average price of $97.5. The cheapest prices on storage in Harrisburg can be found during the month of April, where the average cost of a unit is $57.75.
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. By expanding your search into areas you might not have thought to look, you might be able to happen upon some excellent deals. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Harrisburg than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
Harrisburg is the 31st most expensive city for self storage in the state of Pennsylvania, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $97.13. Pennsylvania itself is the 14th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Harrisburg costs an average of $16.18 more than the average storage unit in Pennsylvania, which goes for 80.95.
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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg will on average cost 2.34% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Pennsylvania is $49,874.00. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania, this is a fairly-high percentage of income to spend on storage, ranking Harrisburg in the 71st percentile statewide. This leads us to label the city as a somewhat expensive place to rent self-storage.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Harrisburg are comparatively very expensive, ranking in at the 78th percentile among cities on our nationwide network. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $24.98 more than that for self storage in Harrisburg.
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 Harrisburg, how many options are available?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 9 storage facilities servicing the Harrisburg, PA community. On average, cities in Pennsylvania have 5 facilities listed on our network, 4 less than Harrisburg. This leads us to conclude that Harrisburg has a somewhat-high number of facilities for being a city in Pennsylvania. In fact, Harrisburg's 9 facilities give it the 13th-highest count in the state out of all 105 cities. It's home to a surprising 1.84% of all facilities in Pennsylvania. Nationally, Harrisburg's 9 storage facilities make it perfectly average.
But how does Harrisburg compare to the rest of Pennsylvania and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. 47,418 people make Harrisburg their home. Is 9 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Considering that the average city that falls in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket has 7 self storage facilities, we can conclude that Harrisburg, which boasts 2 more, has a fairly-high amount of storage space for its size. Our conclusion that Harrisburg has plenty of facilities for its population, however, seems to be contradicted by its per capita facility count. Per person, Harrisburg ranks in the 47th percentile for self-storage facilities among cities across the nation. That means that 9 storage businesses serving a city of 47,418 people isn't a very high number, and indicates that finding the necessary storage space in Harrisburg could be more difficult than in other cities. Perhaps if we only compare Harrisburg to other cities in Pennsylvania it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Harrisburg offers relatively little space, as it places in the 23rd percentile for per capita storage facilities in Pennsylvania.
In order to conclude our discussion of facilities per person, we think it's worth mentioning the fact that Harrisburg has seen a decrease in the number of people who call it home in recent years. The 2010 census reported a 2.9% loss versus the 2000 census, indicating that more people are leaving the city than deciding to settle there. At the same time, however, Pennsylvania as a whole saw its population rise by 3.4%. Although demand for storage might be lower in Harrisburg compared to other cities due to its lower rate of growth, keep in mind that the city still has fewer facilities per capita than most other cities in Pennsylvania.
Trying to find a strikingly inexpensive self storage unit in Harrisburg, PA? April is the best month to find inexpensive storage, while the best prices can be found in the 17101 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in September, and be warned that the 17109 area is the most expensive in town.
Harrisburg, PA self storage typically costs between $39 and $219 a month. Storage is currently in stock.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Harrisburg had an average home value of $61,900 which in the past year is up 0.126%.