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States With the Highest Car Insurance Rates

August 9, 2012

Drivers in Michigan pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, an average of $4,490 - according to a new study from CarInsuranceQuotes.com. Other states with high car insurance rates include Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia.

At the bottom of the list, Massachusetts residents pay just $1,128 a year on average. The next-cheapest were North Carolina, Alaska, Hawaii and Iowa.

View the list below and see where your State ranks. Also, be sure to comparison shop your rates at least once per year to make sure you're not overpaying.

Compare Insurance Rates in Your State:

 
RankStateIncomeInsurance Cost% of Income
1Michigan$56,101$4,4908.00%
2Louisiana$52,456$2,9125.55%
3Kentucky$50,392$2,2924.55%
4West Virginia$48,927$2,0744.24%
5Mississippi$45,484$1,8404.05%
6Arkansas$47,049$1,7223.66%
7Delaware$68,746$2,4563.57%
8New York$65,897$2,3343.54%
9Nevada$60,192$2,0703.44%
10Florida$53,093$1,7843.36%
11District of Columbia$77,514$2,5703.32%
12South Carolina$51,704$1,6823.25%
13Rhode Island$67,814$2,1323.14%
14Arizona$55,353$1,7243.12%
15New Jersey$82,427$2,5563.10%
16Oklahoma$51,958$1,6103.10%
17Georgia$55,209$1,6322.96%
18South Dakota$59,987$1,7722.95%
19Pennsylvania$61,890$1,8282.95%
20Alabama$50,429$1,4762.93%
21Tennessee$51,083$1,4522.84%
22Minnesota$69,625$1,9242.76%
23Missouri$56,214$1,5502.76%
24Illinois$65,417$1,7162.62%
25New Mexico$51,020$1,3062.56%
26Texas$56,575$1,4202.51%
27Montana$54,507$1,3542.48%
28Idaho$52,342$1,2902.47%
29Connecticut$81,246$1,9842.44%
30Maryland$83,137$2,0302.44%
31Kansas$61,013$1,4802.43%
32Colorado$67,800$1,5622.30%
33Indiana$55,368$1,2682.29%
34Wisconsin$62,088$1,4002.26%
35Nebraska$60,812$1,3482.22%
36Vermont$62,575$1,3802.21%
37Washington$67,328$1,4582.17%
38North Dakota$65,207$1,3842.12%
39Wyoming$65,841$1,3942.12%
40Utah$61,618$1,2702.06%
41Ohio$56,518$1,1282.00%
42Maine$58,197$1,1601.99%
43Virginia$72,476$1,4441.99%
44California$65,481$1,3041.99%
45New Hampshire$74,634$1,4841.99%
46Iowa$60,917$1,2021.97%
47Oregon$56,661$1,1081.96%
48Alaska$76,962$1,3481.75%
49Hawaii$76,134$1,2441.63%
50North Carolina$52,920$8601.63%
51Massachusetts$78,653$1,1281.43%