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. So does Pawtucket offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
5 storage facilities in Pawtucket, RI are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. That's slightly higher than most other cities in Rhode Island, where each city averages 3 facilities, 2 less than what's available in Pawtucket. It should come as no surprise then that Pawtucket has the 3rd-highest count of facilities out of all 13 cities on our network in Rhode Island, acting as home to 13.89% of facilities in Rhode Island. Outside of Rhode Island, however, the story is different: Pawtucket's 5 facilities put it 4 lower than the national average of 9.
But of course, comparing Pawtucket to other cities in Rhode Island or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. How, then, does Pawtucket with its 71,953 people compare to cities of a like size? For a city its size, Pawtucket is a bit below average when it comes to self storage facilities. Other cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket have an average 11 facilities, 6 more than the 5 on offer in Pawtucket. Pawtucket's below average number of facilities seems to be corroborated when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. Compared to other cities listed on our national network, Pawtucket place in the 16th percentile for storage businesses per person. This clearly shows that 5 is a low number of facilities for a city of 71,953, meaning that finding the storage unit you need could be more challenging in Pawtucket than it is elsewhere. Does Pawtucket perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in Rhode Island? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 41st percentile for facilities per person in Rhode Island.
Finally, it bears mentioning that Pawtucket has been experiencing a downward trend in population growth in recent years, losing 1.4% of its population from 2000 to 2010, according to the US Census. Meanwhile, the rest of Rhode Island as a whole saw a population increase of 0.4% over that same period. But remember that, despite the fact that population growth probably isn't generating a great amount of demand for storage in Pawtucket, the city already has relatively few facilities for the size of its current population.
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. It could indeed be that a facility just a mile or two outside of town offers a much lower rate, but you won't find that facility unless you include a wider area in your search. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Pawtucket to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
An average price of $135 a month for a storage unit makes Pawtucket the 2nd most expensive city in Rhode Island for self-storage, while Rhode Island itself is the 11th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, Pawtucket's average price is $48.67 more than the state average of $86.33.
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. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. A storage unit in Pawtucket will on average cost 3.17% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Rhode Island is $51,143.00. According to our analysis, this makes Pawtucket a very expensive place to rent a storage unit, its average price as a percent of income coming in at the 91st percentile for cities in Rhode Island.
In addition to being very expensive at the state level, storage in Pawtucket is also very expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 91st percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $62.85 more than that for self storage in Pawtucket.
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. Storage seasonality is in synch with the moving seasons, which are at their highest in the late spring and summer, as a huge amount of storage demand is generated by people moving into new homes. National Moving Day (the day following Memorial Day) is typically seen as the first real day of the high season and is often the busiest day of the year for storage facilities. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
Seasonality is not particularly pronounced in Pawtucket, meaning that month-to-month prices vary less than they do elsewhere. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Pawtucket, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. The lowest prices on self storage in Pawtucket can be found during the month of March, with an average price of $37.5, while the most expensive month is January, with an average price of $135.
Scoring an excellent price on a storage unit in Pawtucket often comes down to knowing what kind of price range to expect. Being that the average price of storage unit can be different by hundreds of dollars between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will help you little in figuring out how much you should pay. Which is why, in order to ensure that you go into your storage search as well informed as possible, we've gone ahead and processed the data for you.
self storage renters in Pawtucket pay an average montly rate of $135. To give those thinking of renting storage for a year or more some better perspective, that's about $1620 per anum. Keep in mind though that prices for all unit sizes in Pawtucket were included when calculating that figure, so comparing it any individual unit will do you little good. The prices you'll actually see on units will largely depend upon their size. In Pawtucket you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Pawtucket are:
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Pawtucket self storage typically costs between $35 and $147 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, Pawtucket had an average home value of $140,000 which in the past year is up 0.005%.