Auburn, WA Self Storage: FAQ
Which neighborhoods in Auburn offer the greatest deals on self-storage units? Which offer the most expensive rates?
Just as real estate prices do, storage prices can change from one block in Auburn to the next. You'll find the best prices on storage in the 36832 ZIP code, which averages $95.31 a month for a storage unit. Auburn's most pricey place for storage lies within the 98002 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $122.04 a month.
What are the cheapest months to rent storage in Auburn, WA? Which months are most expensive?
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. 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. 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. Those looking for storage in areas with a large population of college students might find that seasonality affects prices on smaller unit sizes in particular, as students book 5x5s and 5x10s to store their things while they go home for the summer.
The high season isn't as relatively high, nor the low season as low, in Auburn, where according to our data seasonality has a lesser effect on storage prices. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Auburn, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Auburn are highest during June, when the average rental rate drops to a low $69.57. Your chances are lowest during September, which with an average price of $131.84 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
On average, how much does a storage unit in Auburn rent for?
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Auburn, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
With its average price of $82.5 a month for a unit, Auburn is the 28th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Washington, which itself is the 21st most-expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Auburn costs an average of $8.48 more than the average storage unit in Washington, which goes for 74.02.
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 Auburn will on average cost 1.72% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Washington is $57,392.00. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Washington, ranking in at the 60th percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Auburn is relatively expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Auburn is comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking at the 55th percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $10.35 more than that for self storage in Auburn.
How many self storage facilities are operating in the Auburn, WA area?
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. So how many storage facilities are there in Auburn?
SelfStorage.com has 8 storage facilties in Auburn, WA listed on its network. When placed in comparison to other cities in the state, Auburn offers storage searchers relatively few facilities: the average city in Washington has 10 storage businesses listed on the SelfStorage.com network, 2 more than Auburn does. To put it into more perspective, that's only 1.17% of the facilities in Washington listed on our storage network, which places Auburn as only the 30th largest city in terms of storage business count out of all 70 cities in Washington. Just as Auburn has a below-average number of storage facilities for a city in Washington, the same is true on a national scale, where the city has 1 fewer facilities than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Auburn to other cities in Washington and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. Auburn, WA has approximately 63,477 inhabitants. Do the 8 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? As it turns out, Auburn offers a below-average amount of storage space for a city its size. It's only a bit below average--3 facilities, to be precise--but it does come in under the average 11 storage facilities that cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket have. Auburn's below average number of facilities seems to be verified when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. The 8 facilities in Auburn for its 63,477 residents rank it in the 33rd percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across America. That's a relatively-low rank, and seems to indicate that there's not a whole lot of extra storage space in Auburn for those 63,477 people living there. On the state level, however, Auburn doesn't appear so strapped for storage space: compared to cities in Washington, Auburn ranks in the 50th percentile for facilities per capita, much higher than it does nationally.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Auburn's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 14.4% more people. That's a 0.299999999999999%-higher growth rate than Washington, which grew by 14.1%, saw as a whole. On top of the demand generated by an influx of new inhabitants, low levels of facilities per capita could drive demand for a storage unit in Auburn even higher.
What kind of rental rates should I expect on Auburn, WA storage units?
If this is your first time searching for a storage unit in Auburn you might not know what kind of prices to expect. Since the average price of storage can be over $100 different between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will be little help here. In order to make sure you don't go into your storage search unprepared, we've had our analysts comb through all the data on Auburn storage you might need.
On average, storage businesses in Auburn charge a rate of $82.5 per month to rent a storage unit. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $990 a year. Note, however, that that figure is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your storage search. The price you end up paying will depend on the size of the unit you decide to book. The standard sizes of storage available in Auburn include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Auburn are:
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THE BOTTOM LINE ON AUBURN SELF STORAGE:
Are you trying to locate an exceedingly inexpensive self storage unit in Auburn, WA? June is the best time to find cheap storage, while the cheapest neighborhood for storage is the 36832 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in September, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and be conscious of the fact that the 98002 area is more expensive than other areas.