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Cheap States For Car Insurance, Ranked

<p>Which state you live in could swing the price you're paying for car insurance by $1,000 or more.</p>
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Your age, driving record and type of car you have aren't the only factors that can inflate your auto insurance premium. According to a new study by, the state you live in can be the difference between paying little more than $900 or $2,500 annually.

"In each state, auto insurance rates are a mix of many ingredients, most of which consumers can't control," said Amy Danise, editorial director of "Urban areas, traffic conditions, state insurance laws, competition among insurance companies, the percentage of uninsured drivers and natural disasters all swirl together to influence rates—sometimes in unsavory ways." ranked all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., on the cost of car insurance. Here's the priciest states of the bunch, and the cheapest:

Most Expensive

Michigan $2,551

West Virginia $2,518

Georgia $2,201

Washington, D.C. $2,127

Rhode Island $2,020

Least Expensive

Iowa $1,058

Idaho $1,053

New Hampshire $983

Maine $964

Ohio $926

—By CNBC's Robert Ferris