Self Storage in Bothell, WA: Frequently Asked Questions
Does Bothell, WA offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
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. In terms of the number of storage businesses in Bothell, are there plenty of options available, or few?
According to our estimates, there are approximately 9 storage businesses operating facilities in Bothell. Washington cities have an average 10 self-storage facilities listed on our national network. To give you a little more perspective, that's 1 more facilities than are listed in Bothell, meaning Bothell offers slightly lower-than-average options. Compared to the rest of the cities in Washington, Bothell ranks quite low in terms of number of facilities (27th out of all 70 cities), with a meager 1.31% share of the total. On a national scale, Bothell's 9 storage facilities precisely match the national average.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Bothell to other cities in Washington irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Bothell, WA has approximately 32,939 inhabitants. Do the 9 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Considering that the average city that falls in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket has 7 self storage facilities, we can conclude that Bothell, which boasts 2 more, has a fairly-high amount of storage space for its size. That Bothell has few facilities for its size seems to be further verified when we look at Bothell's actual per capita storage facility coverage. On a per capita basis, Bothell ranks in the 58th percentile nationwide, so there's a fairly-high amount of storage space for the 32,939 people living in Bothell. When it comes to cities in Washington, Bothell still has a comparatively-high level of storage space per capita, ranking in at the 55th percentile.
Another thing about Bothell we feel we should mention is that while it has grown in the past decade, it hasn't done so by as much as the rest of Washington has. Bothell saw a small 8.1% jump between the 2000 and 2010 census, 6% less than the 14.1% the state of Washington experienced as a whole. With fewer people moving in than elsewhere in the state and a high number of facilities per person, Bothell seems to be the ideal place in Washington to search for a storage unit.
Self storage prices in Bothell, WA seem to spike sharply during the month of July. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
If you do your comparison shopping for storage units a few months from now, you might be surprised to see that prices have changed. That's because the self storage market is highly seasonal. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. 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.
According to our data, there's very little change in the average price of a storage unit throughout the year in Bothell, meaning you shouldn't have to put too much thought into seasonality when looking for your unit. Sudden seasonal price swings could of course still happen, and one of the best ways to prevent your rates from exploding is by locking them in for the entirety of your stay when you first sign the contract with the facility. Storage prices are at their highest in Bothell during the month of July, where they hit an average price of $121.25, while prices are at their lowest in September, where they go for a low $63.83 a month.
How much should I expect to pay per month for my Bothell self storage unit?
How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Bothell should cost? Comparing facilities you booked storage at in other cities will do you little good, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different. That's why we've had our analysts at SelfStorage.com analyze all the data you might need to find a cheap unit in Bothell.
The average price of a self storage unit in Bothell is $88.88 a month. To put that into perspective for those thinking of renting a unit for a year or more, that's about $1066.56 per year. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Bothell together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. There can be, and often are, substanial price differences between different unit sizes. Storage units in Bothell come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Bothell are:
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How does the price of a storage unit in Bothell compare with other cities?
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. By expanding your search into areas you might not have thought to look, you might be able to happen upon some excellent deals. Though you may have to travel farther to access your unit, the additional savings might just be worth it. Knowing whether or not you should look in nearby cities depends on whether or not self-storage (sometimes called mini storage or public self storage) in those cities is less expensive than in Bothell. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
With its average price of $88.88 a month for a unit, Bothell is the 23rd most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Washington, which itself is the 21st most-expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Bothell go for $14.86 more than the state average of $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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. The median income in Washington is $57,392.00, which means the average storage unit in Bothell would require 1.86% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Washington, ranking in at the 67th percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Bothell is relatively expensive.
Bothell storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 62nd percentile. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $16.73 more than that for self storage in Bothell.