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What is the average cost of car insurance in Waco?


Car insurance coverage costs an average of $1,322 each year in Waco. That's cheaper than the average in Texas ($1,415) and less expensive than the national average of $1,548. Read on to learn more about how much you can expect to pay based on your credit score, gender, marital status, and other common factors in Waco.

Waco Average (annual) Texas Average U.S. Average
$1,322 $1,415 $1,548
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Waco auto insurance costs by insurance company


The best way to save on auto insurance is to collect quotes from as many companies as possible, selecting the provider from which you receive the most affordable insurance quote. In Waco, GEICO provides the most affordable rates for the typical insurance customer. We've listed the best cheap car insurance companies in Waco below. Use this information as a starting point and be sure to compare quotes specific to your unique driving profile.

Insurance Company Average Rate (annual)
GEICO $1,110
USAA $1,160
State Farm $1,205
Allstate $2,191

Check out our guide to learn how to find the best cheap car insurance.


Waco car insurance rates by age

The best age for car insurance rates as a driver in Waco is in your 50s: drivers in this age group pay an average of $1,142 per year for an insurance policy. Drivers in their 60s pay marginally higher rates — $1,178 per year.

Teenage drivers pay Waco's most expensive car insurance rates. One of the easiest ways to reduce your car insurance rates as a driver in Waco is to age out of your teenage years. The difference in rates paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Waco is $1,625, the largest such difference between any two age groups.

Age Average Yearly Rate
Teenagers $3,345
20s $1,720
30s $1,301
40s $1,265
50s $1,142
60s $1,178
70s $1,442

Learn more about the impact of age on auto insurance rates.


Waco auto insurance rates by marital status and gender


In some cases, a driver's gender and marital status may influence the car insurance rates they pay. In most locations in the U.S., single drivers pay more than married drivers based on data that says they're more likely to file insurance claims. Married drivers in Waco pay $94 less than single drivers for auto insurance coverage. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Waco, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. In Waco, the gap in auto insurance rates between genders is $15 per year, with male drivers paying more than female drivers.

Marital Status/Gender Average Annual Rate
Female $1,307
Male $1,322
Single $1,228
Married $1,228
Divorced $1,322
Widowed $1,201


Waco car insurance quote costs by driving history


Maintaining a clean driving record is an effective way to minimize your auto insurance costs. Speeding citations, reckless driving charges, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all tend to bring about rate increases.

Two of the most costly citations to receive are DUI and reckless driving. Waco drivers found guilty of reckless driving face insurance rate increases of $698 per year, compared to the citywide average. A DUI violation may lead to a $716 increase, while a citation for speeding leads to a $110 rate hike.

Violation Average Annual Rate
DWI/DUI $2,038
Reckless Driving $2,021
At-fault Accident (damage < $1,000) $1,660
At-fault Accident (damage > $2,000) $1,991
Speeding Ticket (16-20 MPH over speed limit) $1,433

Learn more about the impact of driving violations on car insurance rates.


Waco car insurance rates by credit level


Another major insurance policy rating factor is credit score. Drivers with bad credit histories typically face more expensive car insurance than do drivers with stellar credit. In fact, Waco drivers who build their credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) earn a 60% decrease in car insurance rates. If you move from the "Very Poor" credit tier to the "Fair" credit tier, you could be in line for an auto insurance price adjustment. In Waco, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $1,104 in insurance savings each year.

Credit Level Average Annual Rate
Very Poor $2,740
Fair $1,636
Good $1,322
Very Good $1,229
Exceptional $1,097

Learn more about your credit score's impact on your auto insurance rates.

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About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We publish data-backed, expert-reviewed resources to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

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  • The auto insurance rates published on The Zebra’s pages are based on a comprehensive analysis of car insurance pricing data, evaluating more than 83 million insurance rates from across the United States.