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Mid-Atlantic states with highest insurance rates

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Mid-Atlantic: High rates, isolated pain

Washington, D.C., leads the nation in personal auto insurance pain. Capital residents not only pay the highest average expenditures in the nation at $1,126, they also rank among the lowest (47th) in median income at $60,418. As a result, auto insurance takes a painful bite out of their pocketbooks.

Among the other auto pain states, Delaware's expenditures and incomes are both high, South Carolina's rates and income are both low and West Virginia's rates are painfully high for its modest median income.

 Pain statesTame states
Auto insuranceDelaware
District of Columbia
South Carolina
West Virginia
Maryland
North Carolina
Virginia
Home insuranceDistrict of Columbia
North Carolina
Sourth Carolina
West Virgnia
Delaware
Maryland
Virignia

By contrast, Maryland, which ranks third nationally with a median income of $101,803, and Virginia, which ranks 10th with a median income of $85,939, respectively rank 33rd and 46th on the pain scale.

Low median incomes are causing the home insurance expenditure discomfort in each of the pain states, which, except for the District of Columbia, pay average annual premiums below the national average of $791.

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