Before you start your storage search in Pottstown, it's important that you know how much a unit in Pottstown typically costs. Since self storage rates can vary widely from city to city, the only comparison you can accurately make is with other storage facilities in that city. That's why our analysts have crunched the numbers so that you will be able to know what to expect before you begin your storage search.
Self storage rental rates average $55 a month in Pottstown. To give those thinking of renting storage for a year or more some better perspective, that's about $660 per anum. Keep in mind though that prices for all unit sizes in Pottstown were included when calculating that figure, so comparing it any individual unit will do you little good. There often are substanial price gaps between the various unit sizes. The standard sizes of storage units available in Pottstown include 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rental prices for each unit size:
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Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. Storage facilities just on the periphery of your current search might have some great rental rates, and you'll only find them if you search a little more broadly. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Pottstown than in other nearby cities, we can make it easier for you to decide whether or not to take the time on a wider search.
Pottstown is the 80th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Pennsylvania, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $55. Pennsylvania itself is the 14th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Pottstown costs an average of $25.95 less than the average storage unit in Pennsylvania, which goes for 80.95.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. 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. A storage unit in Pottstown will on average cost 1.32% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Pennsylvania is $49,874.00. As a percentage of the local median income this is actually a very cheap price to pay for self-storage. Indeed, when compared to other cities in Pennsylvania, the relative price of self-storage in Pottstown ranks at the 24th percentile.
In addition to being relatively cheap at the state level, storage in Pottstown is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 32nd percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $17.15 less than that for self storage in Pottstown.
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. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Pottstown, how many options are available?
Analysts at SelfStorage.com report that there are an estimated 10 storage facilities located in the Pottstown area. The average city in Pennsylvania is home to about 5 storage facilties, 5 less than what can be found in Pottstown, meaning Pottstown has a reasonably-large number of facilities. This ranks Pottstown as the 9th largest storage market out of 105 Pennsylvania cities in terms of number of facilities, making up 2.04% of the state's total. The same holds true on a national level: Pottstown is home to 1 more facilities than the US average of 9 facilities per city.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Pottstown to other cities in Pennsylvania irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. How, then, does Pottstown with its 21,429 people compare to cities of a like size? The average number of facilities listed on our storage network in cities with populations of 10,000 to 25,000 is 6. As Pottstown's facility count beats that by 4, we can establish that Pottstown has a bit more storage space than average for a city its size. Per capita measures seem to have strenthened our conclusion that Pottstown is in possession of a healthy number of storage businesses for its size. In Pottstown, there's plenty of extra space to go around: on a self-storage facilities per capita basis, the city ranks in the 75th percentile nationwide, and so has a comparatively-huge amount of storage space for each of its 21,429 inhabitants. Is Pottstown still a city with a fairly-large amount of storage space for its population compared to others in Pennsylvania? Indeed, it is, placing into the 60th percentile among cities in Pennsylvania.
We feel it worth mentioning that Pottstown saw a net loss in population from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, where its number of inhabitants fell by 2%. Over that same period, however, Pennsylvania took on 3.4% more people. Such a low growth rate relative to other cities in Pennsylvania, not to mention its higher number of facilities per capita than most of those cities, would seem to make Pottstown a high supply but low demand city for storage, which of course is ideal for anyone seeking to book a unit there.
Pottstown self storage typically costs between $55 and $120 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, Pottstown had an average home value of $105,000 which in the past year is down 0.019%.