AVERAGE PREMIUMS FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS INSURANCE BY STATE, 2011 (1)
  Homeowners Renters   Homeowners Renters
State Average premium (2) Rank (3) Average premium (4) Rank (3) State Average premium (2) Rank (3) Average premium (4) Rank (3)
Alabama  $1,163 6 $230 4 Montana  $818 28 $147 40
Alaska  924 21 171 26 Nebraska  958 20 151 37
Arizona  675 43 200 12 Nevada  689 42 199 13
Arkansas  1,029 15 220 7 New Hampshire  811 29 152 36
California (5) 967 18 208 11 New Jersey  915 22 168 28
Colorado  961 19 175 23 New Mexico  793 31 189 16
Connecticut  1,096 10 196 15 New York  1,097 9 210 10
Delaware 664 44 159 32 North Carolina  869 25 132 42
D.C. 1,083 12 167 29 North Dakota  969 17 117 43
Florida  1,933 1 210 10 Ohio  644 45 183 17
Georgia  906 24 228 5 Oklahoma  1,386 5 235 3
Hawaii  907 23 176 22 Oregon  559 49 170 27
Idaho  518 50 160 31 Pennsylvania  744 37 154 35
Illinois  822 27 172 25 Rhode Island  1,139 7 183 17
Indiana  779 33 179 19 South Carolina  1,091 11 199 14
Iowa  713 41 149 39 South Dakota  721 39 117 43
Kansas  1,103 8 177 21 Tennessee  915 22 213 9
Kentucky  839 26 175 23 Texas (6) 1,578 3 225 6
Louisiana  1,672 2 238 2 Utah  563 48 147 40
Maine  714 40 150 38 Vermont  748 36 155 34
Maryland  800 30 161 30 Virginia  782 32 155 34
Massachusetts  1,072 13 213 8 Washington  626 46 174 24
Michigan  774 34 208 11 West Virginia  743 38 178 20
Minnesota  1,056 14 150 38 Wisconsin  592 47 133 41
Mississippi  1,409 4 252 1 Wyoming  770 35 156 33
Missouri  1,022 16 182 18 United States $978   $187  
(1) See previous chart for state funds and residual markets included. (2) Based on the HO-3 homeowner package policy for owner-occupied dwellings, 1 to 4 family units. Provides “all risks” coverage (except those specifically excluded in the policy) on buildings and broad named-peril coverage on personal property, and is the most common package written. (3) Ranked from highest to lowest. States with the same premium receive the same rank. (4) Based on the HO-4 renters insurance policy for tenants. Includes broad named-peril coverage for the personal property of tenants. (5) Data provided by the California Department of Insurance. (6) The Texas Department of Insurance developed home insurance policy forms that are similar but not identical to the standard forms. In addition, due to the Texas Windstorm Association (which writes wind-only policies) classifying HO-1, 2 and 5 premiums as HO-3, the average premium for homeowners insurance is artificially high. Note: Average premium=Premiums/exposure per house years. A house year is equal to 365 days of insured coverage for a single dwelling. The NAIC does not rank state average expenditures and does not endorse any conclusions drawn from this data. Source: ©2013 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Reprinted with permission. Further reprint or distribution strictly prohibited without written permission of NAIC.