If your area is well-served by a large number of facilities, finding the right unit might be easier for you than for others in communities where less storage space is on offer. If I'm searching for storage in Quakertown, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 7 storage facilities doing business in the Quakertown, PA area. Across Pennsylvania, approximately 5 facilities are located in each city on average, 2 less than the 7 available in Quakertown, meaning Quakertown is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Quakertown also boasts the 17th highest count of storage facilities out of all 105 cities in Pennsylvania, making up 1.43% of the state's facility count. On the other hand, Quakertown doesn't have quite as many facilities as other cities do on a national scale. Its 7 facilities put it 2 below the 9 that can be found in the average city nationwide.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Quakertown and other cities in Pennsylvania, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. Are the 7 storage facilities providing the 8,672 people living in Quakertown with enough storage space? Cities with populations of 5,000 to 10,000 average 4 storage facilities, 3 fewer than Quakertown's 7, which leads us to conclude that Quakertown has a decent amount of storage space for a city its size. One might point out that comparing Quakertown to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its healthy supply of storage space 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 substantiated our former results. The 8,672 residents of Quakertown should be able to find the extra storage space they need with ease, as the city's 7 facilities rank it in the 87th percentile for facilities per person in cities across the US, meaning that there's plenty of extra space in Quakertown to go around. Is Quakertown 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 76th percentile among cities in Pennsylvania.
Lastly, with regards to facilities per capita, we feel it worth mentioning that Quakertown saw its total population fall by 2.8% over the first ten years of this century. The rest of Pennsylvania, however, did quite the opposite, taking on 3.4% more people in that same time period. Add that low rate of growth to the fact that Quakertown also has a high number of facilities per capita, and you get what appears to be an excellent place to find a storage unit.
You'll won't have the easiest of times telling a good deal on storage in Quakertown from a great one if you don't know what storage in Quakertown usually rents for. Even though you may have booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be quite different in your current location, which makes it difficult to know what the standard price is. But there's no reason to worry, as we've gone ahead and calculated all the necessary data so that you can begin your storage search with a firm knowledge of the local industry.
You should expect to pay an average of $64 a month for self storage in Quakertown. Those of you searching for a long term storage solution should know that that's an average of $768 per year. However, it is important that we note that this figure includes all storage unit sizes. You can easily end up paying up to or exceeding twice as much money for the larger units than the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage units in Quakertown are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rates for each standard unit size in Quakertown:
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As self storage is a seasonal industry, the prices you're seeing now may be very different from those on the same unit at the same facility a few months down the road. Peaking in May through September, when most people in the United States move, and dropping to their lowest in October through March, when far fewer people move homes, storage prices and closely linked to moving patterns. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
Quakertown goes through more extreme seasonal changes than most cities do. If you know how long you'll be renting your unit, one way of avoiding seasonal price changes is by agreeing to pay a single rate for your entire stay. The best month to go searching for storage in Quakertown is November, when the average unit goes for a low $60 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is April, when units hit a high of $217.
It's not uncommon for another community a few miles down the road to offer substanial savings on storage compared to the rates in your community. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in Quakertown is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
With its average price of $64 a month for a unit, Quakertown is the 67th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Pennsylvania, which itself is the 14th most-expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Quakertown go for $16.95 less than the state average of $80.95.
While average prices will give you a good idea of how much you should expect to spend, they don't necessarily tell us if storage is relatively affordable in that city. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Quakertown will on average cost 1.54% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Pennsylvania is $49,874.00. This is a moderately small percentage of income to spend on a self-storage unit compared to rates in other cities, ranking at the 36th percentile among other cities in Pennsylvania, meaning self-storage here is relatively cheap.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Quakertown are comparatively relatively cheap, ranking in at the 46th percentile among cities on our nationwide network. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $8.15 less than that for self storage in Quakertown.
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, Quakertown had an average home value of $229,900 which in the past year is up 0.068%.