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Tacoma Self Storage Units and Mini Storage in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA Self Storage: FAQ

Where rails meet sails' is Tacoma's old motto, one it earned as the gateway between the Pacific Northwest and the blue waters of the Pacific. Tacoma has always been about industry and hard labor, but don't think this blue collar town cultureless. Over the past two decades Tacoma's downtown has seen a revival, and is now filled with cafes, theaters, and museums, the crown jewel of which being the fantastic Museum of Glass. If you're a Tacoman you know all of this well; but are you aware of how much a storage unit costs as part of a Tacoman's median salary?

Which areas of Tacoma are most inexpensive for self-storage units? Which areas are the most expensive?

Prices on self storage in Tacoma can change substantially with a few minutes drive in any direction. Look for a cheap unit in the 98444 ZIP code, where the average price of $93.42 is the lowest in Tacoma. Tacoma's highest-priced place for storage lies within the 98409 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $138.85 a month.

Is self storage in Tacoma cheap?

As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. 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. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Tacoma, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?

With its average price of $121.68 a month for a unit, Tacoma is the 4th 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, Tacoma's average price is $47.66 more than the state average of $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. 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. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Tacoma is $121.68 and the median income in Washington is $57,392.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 2.54% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. As a percentage of income, storage in Tacoma is very expensive according to our scale, its relative price ranking in at the 94th percentile in Washington.

When placed on a national scale and compared to cities across the country, storage prices in Tacoma are still very expensive, ranking at the 82nd percentile in terms of relative expense. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Tacoma should cost an average of $49.53 more than the national average price of 72.15.

How much self-storage space is there in Tacoma? How many storage facilities are there per capita?

The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. How many facilties are operating in Tacoma?

According to our numbers, there are 42 total storage facilities in Tacoma, WA. Other cities in Washington average only 10 storage facilities, 32 less than what's available in Tacoma, which means Tacoma is home to a large number of storage businesses. If we were to rank Tacoma among the other 70 cities in Washington, it would come out as the 3rd largest market for self storage, accounting for a surprising 6.11% of all facilities in the state. But what about on a national scale? Even then, Tacoma has more storage facilities than the average city, 33 more than the average 9, to be exact.

But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Tacoma to its neighbors in Washington or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. 199,638 people make Tacoma their home. Is 42 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Compared to other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, Tacoma is home to a substantially-higher number of facilities, with 24 more facilities than the average 18 in that bracket. In other words, Tacoma has tons of storage space. Per capita measures seem to have confirmed our conclusion that Tacoma is in possession of a healthy number of storage businesses for its size. In terms of self-storage facilities per capita, Tacoma ranks in the 51st percentile nationwide, meaning that it has a moderately-high amount of storage space for its 199,638 residents. But though Tacoma performs well on the national stage, other cities in Washington perform better. In fact, Tacoma's facilities per capita only score it a position at the 5th percentile for cities in Washington, meaning that other cities in the state offer their populations much more storage space.

We feel we should also mention the fact that Tacoma has seen moderate population increases in the past decade, jumping 2.9% from 2000 to 2010. That's not an inconsequential increase, however it is 11.2% less than the 14.1% growth the state of Washington saw in total. Although demand for storage might be lower in Tacoma compared to other cities due to its lower rate of growth, keep in mind that the city still has fewer facilities per capita than most other cities in Washington.

What are the cheapest months to rent storage in Tacoma, WA? Which months are most expensive?

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. 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. 5x5 and 5x10 units often see wider seasonal swings, primarily due to college students renting these smaller sizes when they leave town for the summer. College towns will be particularly affected by this.

Tacoma isn't nearly as affected by seasonal change as most other cities are, the average price of storage remaining relatively stable throughout the year. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Tacoma, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. Storage prices are at their highest in Tacoma during the month of January, where they hit an average price of $121.68, while prices are at their lowest in November, where they go for a low $63.13 a month.

How much should I expect to pay per month for my Tacoma self storage unit?

How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Tacoma should cost? 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. But there's no need to worry: we here at SelfStorage.com have all the data to help you go into your storage search well-informed.

Expect to pay an average of $121.68 a month for a storage unit in Tacoma. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $1460.16 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. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in Tacoma include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Below you'll find the average price by each size:

Storage Unit SizeAverage Price in Tacoma, WA
5x5$49.4
5x10$69.4
10x10$110.73
10x15$144.65
10x20$169.38
10x30$250.5

SELF STORAGE IN TACOMA, WA: THE BOTTOM LINE

Hunting for the absolute best deal on a self storage unit in Tacoma, WA? November is the best month to find cheap storage, while the cheapest area for storage is within the 98444 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in January, when unit prices reach their apex, and be cognizant of the fact that the 98409 area is pricier than other areas.

If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Tacoma had an average home value of $169,000 which in the past year is up 0.114%.

SelfStorage.com Renters' Score

Review of Tacoma Self Storage
Overall Average: 4.3 out of 5
Average Value: 4.1 out of 5
Average Time Spent on Paperwork: 4.1 out of 5
Average Security: 3.9 out of 5
Average Service: 4.5 out of 5
Average Cleanliness: 4.3 out of 5
Based on 17 reviews
The SelfStorage Renters' Score provides a review of Tacoma Self Storage facilities based on the feedback from the community of online renters. Be sure to read renters' reviews of individual facilities before you book.
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Milton Mini Storage

Milton, WA 98354
6.9 miles away
5x10 Unit
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Orchard Express Storage

Tacoma, WA 98467
4.2 miles away
5x10 Unit
Receive 10% of your rent when you use autopay! (Cannot be combined with Online Special) photo of Orchard Express Storage2
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Linden Park Heated Storage

Puyallup, WA 98372
9.3 miles away
10x25 Unit
50% off First Month photo of Linden Park Heated Storage3 Check Availability

Orchard Street Self Storage

Tacoma, WA 98466
3.6 miles away
5x10 Unit
50% off first 2 full months rent! photo of Orchard Street Self Storage4
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Safeland Storage III LLC - South Hill

PUYALLUP, WA 98374
10.5 miles away
2x6 Unit

Penske
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Safeland Storage II LLC - Pacific Ave

Tacoma, WA 98444
5.2 miles away
5x5 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Midland Self Storage

TACOMA, WA 98445
7 miles away
5x5 Unit
3 Day Sale...Call now while supplies last! photo of Midland Self Storage7
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Summit View Storage

Puyallup, WA 98373
9.5 miles away
12x10 Unit
50% off First 2 Months photo of Summit View Storage8
5 out of 5 stars
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Nalley Valley Self Storage

Tacoma, WA 98409
1.7 miles away
4x4 Locker
First Month, Half Price and FREE LOCK! photo of Nalley Valley Self Storage9
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Stor-Eze Self Storage

Puyallup, WA 98372
8.8 miles away
12x24 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Portland Ave S Storage

Tacoma, WA 98404
2.9 miles away
10x10 Unit
50% off first 2 full months rent! photo of Portland Ave S Storage11
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Freedom Storage Centers - Milton

Milton, WA 98354
5.2 miles away
7½x10 Unit
50% off the first 2 months!

Penske
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Storage Court of Tacoma

Tacoma, WA 98409
1.9 miles away
5x10 Unit
Free Use of Moving Truck with New Unit Rental! (Local moves only) photo of Storage Court of Tacoma13
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Federal Way Heated Self Storage

Federal Way, WA 98003
6.3 miles away
5x5 Unit
50% off 1st two full months photo of Federal Way Heated Self Storage14
4.5 out of 5 stars
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A Storage Center - Spanaway

Tacoma, WA 98444
9.4 miles away
10x15 Unit
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5 out of 5 stars
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Stor-Eze Heated Self Storage

Puyallup, WA 98373
9.4 miles away
5x5 Unit
5 x 5's for $29/month! photo of Stor-Eze Heated Self Storage16
4.5 out of 5 stars
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A Storage Center - Parkland

Tacoma, WA 98445
6.8 miles away
10x10 Unit
2 MONTHS HALF OFF (MILITARY IS 3 MONTHS) photo of A Storage Center - Parkland17
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Stor-Eze Self Storage Lakewood

Lakewood, WA 98499
7 miles away
5x6 Unit
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5 out of 5 stars
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Auburn Way Self Storage

Auburn, WA 98002
12.2 miles away
5x5 Unit
50% off your 1st months of rent!!! photo of Auburn Way Self Storage19
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Safe Store Self Storage

Lakewood, WA 98499
7 miles away
5x5 Unit
50% off your 1st 2 Months & a FREE lock! photo of Safe Store Self Storage20
4 out of 5 stars
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