Self Storage in Burlington, WA: Frequently Asked Questions
How many storage facilities are serving the community of Burlington, WA?
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. About how many storage facilties are serving the Burlington area?
According to our numbers, there are 10 total storage facilities in Burlington, WA. The average number of facilities in Washington cities is also 10. Burlington has the 22nd most facilities among these 70 cities, and takes up 1.46% of the state's total facilities. Though Burlington was average for a city in Washington, its 10 facilities give it 1 more than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
But how does Burlington compare to the rest of Washington and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. Approximately 8,704 people live in Burlington, WA. Is that a large population for a city with 10 self-storage facilities, or a small one? As it turns out, Burlington actually does have a large amount of storage space for its size. Nationwide, cities with populations of 5,000 to 10,000 have an average 4 storage facilities, which is of course 6 less than the 10 found in Burlington. Burlington's above average number of facilities seems to be confirmed when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. On a per capita basis, Burlington ranks in the 92nd percentile for storage facilities compared with other cities nationwide, meaning there is a very high amount of storage space per person. Compared to other cities in its state, Burlington still offers its inhabitants more storage space than most other cities, placing at the 63rd percentile for Washington cities.
Another thing about Burlington we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 26.2% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 12.1% higher growth rate than the 14.1% the state of Washington experienced as a whole. But seeing as Burlington still has a high number of facilities per capita despite its decade of growth, it seems that the storage industry has been able to keep up with the rising demand by building more facilities in the area.
When are Burlington, WA storage prices cheapest? Should I book in May or March?
As self storage is a seasonal industry, the rates you're seeing now may be very different from those on the same unit at the same facility a few months down the road. Late spring to late summer is typically considered the high season, while fall, winter, and early spring are when prices are usually at their lowest. 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. Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
Seasonal price effects are somewhat more noticeable in Burlington than in other cities, so expect a decent amount of change between high and low seasons. To avoid these seasonal changes as much as possible, try to lock in a rate during the slow season that will remain unchanged through the high season. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Burlington are highest during March, when the average rental rate drops to a low $29. Your chances are lowest during May, which with an average price of $125 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
Where can I find the least expensive self storage in Burlington, Washington?
Certain areas of Burlington can be significantly cheaper or more expensive for storage than others. You'll find the best prices on storage in the 27215 ZIP code, which averages $80.97 a month for a storage unit. On the other hand, the 1803 ZIP code is the highest-priced area of Burlington to rent a storage unit, with rental rates averaging $162.91 a month.
How much does a Burlington, WA storage unit typically cost?
Searching for a storage unit in Burlington without knowing how much one should cost is no way to go about finding a good deal. After all, storage prices can vary widely from place to place, so the only comparison you can make is with other facilities in the area. There's no need to fret, however, as our analysts have gone through the data and have all the statistics on storage in Burlington that you might need.
Rental rates average $72.43 a month for a storage unit in Burlington. That's $869.16 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. Different unit sizes will of course go for very different prices. Storage units in Burlington come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The following are the average prices for each size:
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How does the price of a storage unit in Burlington compare with other cities?
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. 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 Burlington 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 $72.43 a month for a unit, Burlington is the 35th 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 Burlington go for $1.59 less than the state average of $74.02.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. 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 Burlington would require 1.51% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a somewhat-low percentage of income to spend on storage compared to prices in other cities, ranking at the 50th percentile among cities in Washington, meaning storage here is pretty cheap.
In addition, storage in Burlington is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 44th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Burlington should cost an average of $0.28 more than the national average price of 72.15.
SELF STORAGE IN BURLINGTON, WA: THE BOTTOM LINE
Trying to find the lowest rate ever on a self storage unit in Burlington, WA? You'll score the best bargains in March within the 27215 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is May, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and be alert to the fact that the 1803 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.