If you're new to searching for self storage in Goose Creek you might not know what kind of prices should be expected. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. 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.
In Goose Creek, self storages rents at an average rate of $70.94 a month. For you long-term storage seekers out there, that's about $851.28 per year. Note that this average disregards the different unit sizes and so shouldn't be taken too literally. The prices you'll actually see on units will largely depend upon their size. The standard sizes of storage units available in Goose Creek include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. By size, the average monthly rates in Goose Creek are:
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The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. About how many storage facilties are serving the Goose Creek area?
In total, 7 Goose Creek storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. Our storage industry analysts also report that the average city in South Carolina has about South Carolina storage facilties currently serving the community, a full 2 more than what's on offer at Goose Creek. Compared to the rest of the cities in South Carolina, Goose Creek ranks quite low in terms of number of facilities (19th out of all 40 cities), with a meager 1.88% share of the total. Similarly, there are few storage facilities in Goose Creek on a national scale: 2 fewer than the national average of 9, to be exact.
But of course, comparing Goose Creek to other cities in South Carolina or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. Do the 7 self storage facilities in Goose Creek offer the 39,064 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Goose Creek compare to similarly-sized cities? Goose Creek, as we've discovered, is totally unexceptional in the number of storage businesses operating within its limits. The average number of facilities per city in the 25,000 to 50,000 population class is 7 self-storage facilities, the same number that service Goose Creek's 39,064 inhabitants. However, the argument could be made that comparing Goose Creek only to other cities in its 25,000 to 50,000 bracket doesn't give us a complete picture, and that a per capita measurement would allow us to compare the storage space in Goose Creek to all other cities regardless of size. When compared with cities nationwide, Goose Creek ranks in the 45th percentile for storage facilities per inhabitant, which means that, comparatively, Goose Creek is somewhat-low on storage space for its 39,064 residents. Perhaps if we only compare Goose Creek to other cities in South Carolina it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Goose Creek offers relatively little space, as it places in the 15th percentile for per capita storage facilities in South Carolina.
It also bears mentioning that Goose Creek saw a large amount of population growth in the past decade, growing by 23.7% from 2000 to 2010, a good 8.4% more growth than the 15.3% the state of South Carolina experienced over the same period. Goose Creek's high rate of growth, plus its low level of self-storage facilities per person, could cause demand for a storage unit, and possibly storage prices, to be extremely high.
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. The high season typically begins in April or May and lasts till August or September, with prices dropping back down to their lowest in the late fall and winter. The single busiest day for self-storage businesses is typically the notorious 'National Moving Day' (which facility operators have dubbed 'Crazy Tuesday' for the chaotic scene at many facilities) the day after Memorial Day. Smaller unit sizes are often more strongly affected by seasonality, as college students make up a decent portion of those moving in the summer and tend to book 5x5 and 5x10 units.
Goose Creek isn't nearly as affected by seasonal change as most other cities are, the average price of storage remaining relatively stable throughout the year. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Goose Creek, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. August is the most expensive month for storage in Goose Creek, with an average price of $70.94. The cheapest prices on storage in Goose Creek can be found during the month of December, where the average cost of a unit is $45.9.
It's often the case that storage prices can swing to the opposite end of the spectrum within a few blocks in the same city, just as real estate values are liable to do. That's why those looking for the best deal on a storage unit should expand the area of their search as far and wide as possible. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Goose Creek 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.
With its average price of $70.94 a month for a unit, Goose Creek is the 18th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of South Carolina, which itself is the 16th most-expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Goose Creek's average price is $7.59 less than the state average of $78.53.
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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Goose Creek is $70.94 and the median income in South Carolina is $41,549.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 2.05% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. This is a relatively-large percentage of income compared to other cities in South Carolina, ranking in at the 56th percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Goose Creek is somewhat expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Goose Creek are comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking in at the 69th percentile among cities on our nationwide network. Expect to pay $1.21 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Goose Creek.
Goose Creek self storage typically costs between $44 and $144 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, Goose Creek had an average home value of $154,900 which in the past year is up 0.055%.