AVERAGE PREMIUMS FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS INSURANCE BY STATE, 2012 (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  $1,248 6 $239 3 Montana $871 29 $145 46
Alaska  942 25 161 33 Nebraska 1,040 17 150 41
Arizona  691 44 195 17 Nevada 674 46 193 18
Arkansas  1,096 15 215 9 New Hampshire 848 30 150 41
California (5) 980 22 207 12 New Jersey 981 21 166 31
Colorado  1,038 18 169 29 New Mexico 844 31 183 20
Connecticut  1,160 9 196 15 New York 1,158 10 211 11
Delaware 678 45 153 40 North Carolina 927 26 134 48
D.C. 1,103 14 164 32 North Dakota 1,038 18 115 51
Florida  2,084 1 217 8 Ohio 721 43 185 19
Georgia  975 23 226 6 Oklahoma 1,501 4 234 4
Hawaii  957 24 221 7 Oregon 567 50 168 30
Idaho  538 51 157 36 Pennsylvania 804 36 156 37
Illinois  881 28 171 27 Rhode Island 1,233 7 182 21
Indiana  840 33 182 21 South Carolina 1,134 13 196 15
Iowa  779 40 147 45 South Dakota 789 38 118 50
Kansas  1,213 8 174 25 Tennessee 1,008 20 212 10
Kentucky  916 27 171 27 Texas (6) 1,661 3 228 5
Louisiana  1,742 2 242 2 Utah 580 49 145 46
Maine  741 42 149 43 Vermont 782 39 154 39
Maryland  837 34 160 34 Virginia  843 32 158 35
Massachusetts  1,150 11 206 14 Washington 648 47 173 26
Michigan  802 37 207 12 West Virginia 771 41 176 24
Minnesota  1,140 12 149 43 Wisconsin 631 48 130 49
Mississippi  1,314 5 244 1 Wyoming 821 35 156 37
Missouri  1,091 16 182 21 United States $1,034   $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, one-to four-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: © 2015 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Reprinted with permission. Further reprint or distribution strictly prohibited without written permission of NAIC.