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States paying the most in car insurance premiums

  • States paying the most in car insurance premiums

    When it comes to the most precious things in life, Americans will go to great lengths to protect them—often by way of insurance. Consumers pay large sums of money to guarantee compensation in the event that something unpredictably awful happens to their home, loved ones or even their own health, but perhaps the most widely known and best advertised form of insurance is that of automobiles.

    There were 268.8 million registered vehicles in the United States in 2016. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, there are approximately 2.35 million people injured in automobile accidents annually, on top of more than 37,000 deaths from road crashes per year. While crashes occur all across the nation, they are far more common in some states than others. Geography appears to plays a role in how much people pay their insurers.

    Using statistical data on annual auto insurance premiums, Stacker ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to the highest average. Each state—with the exceptions of Hawaii, California and Massachusetts—is accompanied by its total number of licensed drivers, annual price increase for poor credit and monthly price increase for poor credit.

    Read on to see how car insurance premiums in your state stack up against the nation.

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  • #51. Ohio

    Average car insurance premium cost: $926
    Total number of licensed drivers: 7,974,951
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $792
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $66

  • #50. Maine

    Average car insurance premium cost: $964
    Total number of licensed drivers: 1,021,332
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $738
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $62

  • #49. New Hampshire

    Average car insurance premium cost: $983
    Total number of licensed drivers: 1,096,264
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $764
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $64

  • #48. Idaho

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,053
    Total number of licensed drivers: 1,160,922
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $824
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $69

  • #47. Iowa

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,058
    Total number of licensed drivers: 2,245,640
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $449
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $37

  • #46. North Carolina

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,060
    Total number of licensed drivers: 7,267,042
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $235
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $20

  • #45. Wisconsin

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,087
    Total number of licensed drivers: 4,206,770
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $788
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $66

  • #44. Virginia

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,114
    Total number of licensed drivers: 5,912,048
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $609
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $51

  • #43. Vermont

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,149
    Total number of licensed drivers: 553,670
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $850
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $71

  • #42. New York

    Average car insurance premium cost: $1,173
    Total number of licensed drivers: 11,947,568
    Annual price increase for poor credit: $2,124
    Monthly price increase for poor credit: $177

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