Self Storage in Puyallup, WA: Frequently Asked Questions
Is self storage in PUYALLUP cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Washington?
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. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in PUYALLUP is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in PUYALLUP stack up to the rest of the state?
With its average price of $66.18 a month for a unit, PUYALLUP is the 38th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Washington, which itself is the 21st most-expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, PUYALLUP's average price is $7.84 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. In Washington, the median income is $57,392.00 a year, which would make the average $66.18 unit in PUYALLUP cost 1.38% of a median earner's monthly income. This is actually a moderately-low percentage of income to spend on a storage unit: compared to other cities in Washington it ranks at the 44th percentile.
In addition, storage in PUYALLUP is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 36th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $5.97 less than that for self storage in PUYALLUP.
What's storage facility coverage like in PUYALLUP, WA? Are there plenty of facilities to choose from, or only a few?
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Puyallup, how many options are available?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 31 storage facilities servicing the PUYALLUP, WA community. When compared to other cities in Washington, there are a very large number of facilities operating in Puyallup. The average Washington city is home to only 10 facilities, 21 less than in Puyallup. It makes sense then that Puyallup is also the 5th largest in terms of facilities out of all 70 cities in Washington listed on our storage network, accounting for approximately 4.51% of self storage facilities listed in that state. And Puyallup doesn't just have a lot of storage facilities for its state, either: it also surpasses the national average of 9 facilities per city by 22.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Puyallup and other cities in Washington, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. 37,743 people make Puyallup their home. Is 31 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? As it turns out, Puyallup actually does have a large amount of storage space for its size. Nationwide, cities with populations of 25,000 to 50,000 have an average 7 storage facilities, which is of course 24 less than the 31 found in Puyallup. We've further validated Puyallup's relative surplus of storage space by examining its per capita count of facilities. On a national scale, Puyallup falls into the 87th percentile for self-storage facilities per capita, meaning that there is a comparatively-large amount of storage space for its 37,743 residents. But does Puyallup have a large number of storage facilities per person for a city in Washington? Indeed, it does, ranking at the 88th percentile.
Another thing about Puyallup 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. Puyallup saw a small 9.3% jump between the 2000 and 2010 census, 4.8% less than the 14.1% the state of Washington experienced as a whole. With its lower growth rate and higher number of facilities per capita versus other cities in its state, Puyallup's supply of storage units should outweigh the demand.
What are the cheapest months to rent storage in Puyallup, WA? Which months are most expensive?
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. 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. 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.
The difference in price between high and low seasons is negligible in Puyallup, which experiences low seasonal effects, according to our data. Even though you shouldn't have to worry as much about your rates changing later in the year, it's always best to lock in your rate with the facility if possible. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Puyallup during the month of June, when the average price is at its lowest, $66.16 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in March, when the average price is a high $143.4.
Which areas of Puyallup are the most inexpensive for self-storage? Which areas are the most expensive?
Much like real estate, self-storage prices can change drastically within the space of a few miles in Puyallup. You'll find the best prices on storage in the 98372 ZIP code, which averages $85.44 a month for a storage unit. Rental rates are most pricey in the 98373 ZIP code, where they go for an average $135.58 per month.
What's the average rental rate for storage units in PUYALLUP, WA?
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in PUYALLUP has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. Average prices varying as they do from place to place, the only valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in PUYALLUP.
Prices on storage in PUYALLUP average $66.18 per month. For those long-term storage seekers, that's about $794.16 per year. Now, it should be noted that that average rate is for all sizes of units in PUYALLUP, and so should not necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in PUYALLUP include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Below you'll find the average price by each size:
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SELF STORAGE IN PUYALLUP, WA: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you trying to reserve a very good rate on a self storage unit in Puyallup, WA? June is the best time to find cheap storage, and the best place to look for cheap storage is the 98372 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in March, when storage prices reach their climax, and be mindful of the fact that 98373 area is costlier than other areas.