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Texas ranks among the most expensive places for car insurance

Texas ranks among the most expensive places for car insurance

If you live in Texas, you're likely paying some of the highest car insurance rates in the nation.

A new report from InsuranceQuotes.com found that Texas is the 10th most expensive state for car insurance, with rates 4.4 percent higher than the national average. However, Austinites don't have it too bad.

Rates for residents in Travis County are 6 percent below Texas' average. Harris County has the most expensive car insurance in the state: 11 percent higher than the statewide average. Dallas County residents pay 9 percent above the state's average. West Texas' Tom Green County has the lowest rates in the state at 22 percent below the statewide average.

Car insurance rates in Michigan are the highest in the nation at 135.9 percent above the national average. The lowest rates in the U.S. are found in North Carolina, where drivers pay 41.3 percent less than the national average.

The average annual cost of car insurance nationwide was $815 in 2012 (the most recent data available), according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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Texas ranks 10th in the nation for the most expensive car insurance rates. TexasDirectInsurance.com