Pasco, WA Self Storage: FAQ
What's storage facility coverage like in Pasco, WA? Are there plenty of facilities to choose from, or only a few?
Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. So how many storage facilities are there in Pasco?
11 storage facilities in Pasco, WA are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. That's slightly higher than most other cities in Washington, where each city averages 10 facilities, 1 less than what's available in Pasco. Pasco also boasts the 17th highest count of storage facilities out of all 70 cities in Washington, making up 1.6% of the state's facility count. Pasco also has a large number of facilities for a city on the national scale, with 2 more facilities than the national average of 9.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Pasco and other cities in Washington, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. We ought to be comparing Pasco, with its population of 58,647, to cities of similar size. It so happens that Pasco with its 11 facilities is perfectly typical for a city its size: the average for all cities with population of 50,000 to 100,000 also happens to be 11. But measuring Pasco against its 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket might not be the best way of establishing how well covered the city is in terms of storage space. For that, we should look at facilities per capita as well. When compared with cities nationwide, Pasco ranks in the 47th percentile for storage facilities per inhabitant, which means that, comparatively, Pasco is somewhat-low on storage space for its 58,647 residents. Even for a Washington city, Pasco doesn't seem to be inundated with an overabundance of self-storage space, as it only ranks in the 33rd percentile for storage businesses per person among cities in the state.
Finally, according to US Census data, Pasco's population grew by 72.2% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, a surprising 58.1% more growth than the 14.1% that Washington grew 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 Pasco even higher.
How does the price of a storage unit in Pasco compare with other cities?
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Pasco to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
An average price of $63.33 a month for a storage unit makes Pasco the 42nd most expensive city in Washington for self-storage, while Washington itself is the 21st most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Pasco costs an average of $10.69 less than the average storage unit in Washington, which goes for 74.02.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Pasco storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. The median income in Washington is $57,392.00, which means the average storage unit in Pasco would require 1.32% of a median earner's monthly income. When we compare this percentage to other cities in Washington, we find that it ranks at the 39th percentile and is therefore a relatively cheap place to rent a storage unit.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Pasco is comparatively relatively cheap, ranking at the 32nd percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $8.82 less than that for self storage in Pasco.
How much should my monthly rate on a storage unit in Pasco, WA be?
Finding the best price on a storage unit in Pasco can be tough if you don't know what a good price is. 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. In order to prevent you from going into your storage search unprepared, we here at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
In Pasco, storage units rent at an average of $63.33 a month. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $759.96 a year. This average does encompass all storage unit sizes, so it should be taken with a large grain of salt. Different unit sizes will of course go for very different prices. There are six standard sizes of storage units in Pasco, including: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average monthly rates for each size:
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When are Pasco, WA storage prices cheapest? Should I book in November or October?
The self storage market being of a seasonal nature, the prices on offer at the moment could be substantially different from those you'll see two months from now. The low season generally lasts from October through March, with prices kicking up in April and hitting their high from May to September. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. 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.
Seasonality seems to be a very low factor in Pasco self storage prices, with little change between high and low season prices. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Pasco are highest during October, when the average rental rate drops to a low $36.67. Your chances are lowest during November, which with an average price of $69.17 is the most expensive time to book a unit.