State College Car Insurance

How much does car insurance cost in State College, PA? Check out the average rates that drivers pay below.

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What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance in State College?

Monthly Average Rates by Country, State, and City

Car insurance rates vary from driver to driver and are based on many factors that include driving history, claims history and where you live. Each city in Pennsylvania has different rates, and below, you can compare average rates with the national average. According to our data, drivers who live in State College typically pay around $115.31 per month compared to the national average of $146.44 per month. The best way to get a low rate is by comparison shopping. SmartFinancial can do that for you at no cost while pairing you with a reputable insurance company so you have no surprises if you have an accident.

AreaAverage Monthly Rate
National $146.44
Pennsylvania $138.42
State College, Pennsylvania $115.31

State College, PA Best Car Insurance Companies

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Certain insurers will offer you better rates than others based on a myriad of factors, so you may get a better deal from one insurer over another for various reasons, and that’s why it’s important to compare. According to our data, Clearcover generally has the most affordable car insurance in State College coming in around $59.10 per month. Other companies to consider if you live in State College is State Farm with an average cost of $83.81 per month and Safeco which typically runs around $100.95 per month. Check out the full list below. SmartFinancial rates the following insurers as the best insurance companies for drivers in State College.

RankCompanyAverage Monthly RateComparison State Average
1 Clearcover $59.10-57.30%
2 State Farm $83.81-39.46%
3 Safeco $100.95-27.07%
4 Erie $112.69-18.59%
5 Penn National $114.53-17.26%
6 Nationwide $117.33-15.24%
7 SafeAuto $129.42-6.51%
8 Auto-Owners Insurance Co $129.88-6.18%
9 USAA $129.92-6.14%
10 Allied $131.32-5.13%

How Much is Car Insurance in State College, PA?

how much is auto insurance in State College

Rates can vary from city to city. The residents of Allentown typically pay $132.95 per month while people who live in Bethlehem will pay $126.65 per month on average. See what people pay for car insurance in other cities in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania CitiesMonthly Average Rate
Allentown $132.95
Bethlehem $126.65
Erie $118.03
Harrisburg $110.67
Lancaster $108.72
New Castle$108.12
Philadelphia $210.25
Pittsburgh $124.98
Reading $123.61
Scranton $113.49
State College $115.31
Valley Forge$73.61
Wilkes Barre $106.71
York $111.65

Cheap Car Insurance in State College by Zip Codes

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Every zip code rates differently with every insurer. Your zip code determines the crime rate in your area as well as other risks. Below, you can see how average rates range across the state of Pennsylvania. If you live in an area that is rated high in crime, you can make sure to garage your car in a safe place. That ought to save you some money. Covered and gated structures are best. Make sure to tell your insurance agent about the precautions you’re taking.

State College, PA ZIP CodeAverage Monthly Rate

Car Insurance Rates by Driver's Age Group in State College

Generally speaking, you pay more in car insurance the younger you are and the older you are. Teens and young adults often pay around $202.65 per month in State College. Compare that to drivers in their 30’s who typically pay around $95.89 per month drivers in their 40s at $63.47 per month. It’s always a good idea to check for discounts that apply at any age. Some discounts include away-at-school discount, safe driver discount, mature driver discount, good student discount as well as multi-policy and bundling discounts.

Age GroupAverage Monthly Rate

Cheapest Insurance for Teenage Drivers in State College

If you are teen in State College you are probably looking for a good deal on car insurance. Since teenage drivers typically pay the highest rates of any other age group, it’s important to compare multiple companies. According to our research, Penn National typically charges around $92.17 per month. This is likely the most affordable option in State College. You might also want to consider Safeco and Erie who also offer good affordable policies for teen drivers.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Penn National$92.17
State Farm$140.25
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$147.38

Cheapest Insurance for 20 Year-olds in State College

20 year-olds in State College might want to consider State Farm who, on average, offers car insurance rates around $96.56 per month. Penn National , Erie , SafeAuto and Nationwide are also in the top 5 cheapest rates available.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$96.56
Penn National$124.56

Cheapest Insurance for 30 Year-olds in State College

If you are in your 30s in State College our research has found that Clearcover typically has the most affordable coverage coming in around $20.83 per month, followed by Liberty Mutual at $25.04 and Safeco at $62.87.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Liberty Mutual$25.04
State Farm$64.16

Cheapest Insurance for 40 Year-olds in State College

On average, SafeAuto offers car insurance for 40 year-olds in State College for around $44.39 per month. If you are looking for affordable coverage, you may also want to consider Jupiter Auto Insurance or State Farm. The full list of top companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Jupiter Auto Insurance$49.33
State Farm$63.73

Cheapest Insurance for 50 Year-olds in State College

Oftentimes 50 year-olds enjoy some of the lowest rates of any other age group. In State College we found that Penn National generally offers the most affordable coverage at $41.17 per month.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
Penn National$41.17
State Farm$74.20
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$109.84

Cheapest Insurance for 60 Year-olds in State College

If you live in State College and you’re in your 60s, our data indicates that State Farm usually has the best rates at $50.18 per month. The top 5 list of car insurance companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$50.18
Auto-Owners Insurance Co$65.09
Penn National$69.83

Driver's Coverage Auto Insurance Rates in State College, PA

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Typically, drivers who currently have car insurance coverage will receive a cheaper monthly quote than drivers who do not. Since car insurance is a requirement in all 50 states, companies may question why you don't currently have coverage. Because of this, they may see you as a higher risk driver. In State College, the average monthly rate for a driver who is currently insured is $94.37 while drivers who are not currently covered will pay around $130.63.

CoverageAverage Monthly Rate
Not Currently Insured $130.63
Currently Insured $94.37

Compare Recent Car Insurance Quotes in State College

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Your vehicle plays a big part in how you rate for car insurance. The more your car is worth, the higher your car insurance rate. To lower your monthly premiums, you can set a higher deductible, but you’ll need to pay that deductible if you have an accident. Generally speaking, the newer a car is, the more it’s worth, and you may pay more in premiums, but the latest safety features will earn you a discount. The overall safety ratings of a car are also considered when determining your rate. In State College a driver of a 2017 Nissan Altima can expect to pay around $77.05 per month while someone that owns a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta may pay around $75.82 per month. Check out the list of recent quotes in State College below.

VehicleAverage Monthly Rate
2017 Nissan Altima$77.05
2019 Volkswagen Jetta$75.82
2001 Ford Focus$68.40
2022 Toyota Corolla$68.83
2014 Cadillac ATS$46.50
2015 Toyota Corolla$99.30
2009 Audi A4$65.27

FAQ's for Drivers in State College, PA

driver’s frequently asked question in State College

What Is the Minimum Liability Coverage Requirement in State College, PA?

Every state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of liability coverage. Pennsylvania drivers are required to carry liability insurance to pay for damages and injuries inflicted on someone else in an auto accident.

  • $15,000; Bodily injury coverage per person; Max. payment for a single person that you injure in an auto accident.
  • $30,000; Bodily injury coverage per accident; Max. payment for all injuries that you cause in an accident when more than one person is hurt.
  • $5,000; Property damage per accident; Max. payment for damaged property in an accident caused by you

You like to keep it simple, and so do we! Just don’t go too minimalist and skip the auto insurance altogether (see our FAQ for more information). In Pennsylvania, you are legally required to obtain both liability insurance and personal injury protection.* This is for your protection if you are deemed “at fault” in an accident that causes injury and lost wages to another driver or passenger in another vehicle. Liability coverage pays up to the amounts listed below. It also pays for damages to the other driver’s vehicle. Trust us, you’d want this coverage even if it wasn’t legally required!

What Is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit in State College, PA?

It is illegal for an individual to operate a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania with the following BAC percentages:

  • .08%+ @ 21 years old or older
  • .04%+ for commercial vehicle drivers
  • .01%+ @ < 21 years old

What happens if I don’t have insurance or my coverage lapses?

Since liability insurance is a minimum requirement in your state (and most others), there are penalties for being caught driving without it. The fines are as high as $300 and you risk registration suspension, license suspension, and an impounded car. Don’t take the chance!

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Commute Time in State College, PA

16.4 Miles

Commute Time in United States

26.4 Miles

Number of Nearest Insurance Agents in State College, PA


The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.

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