Find the Cheapest Renters Insurance Quotes in Your Area
We evaluated renters insurance rates in 182 cities throughout the state of Texas in order to determine which cities had the highest and lowest annual renters insurance costs. Based on our sample policy, Texas renters pay on average $431 per year for renters insurance with $30,000 in personal property coverage. Liberty Mutual has the most affordable renters insurance out of the insurers in our study. Below, we profile the most and least expensive cities in Texas for renters insurance for your home or apartment. Read more about our findings, or use our quote tool above to find renters insurance quotes in your area.
- Cheapest Renters Insurance Companies in Texas
- Top 5 Least Expensive Cities for Renters Insurance in Texas
- Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Renters Insurance in Texas
- What Does Renters Insurance Cover in Texas?
Cheapest Renters Insurance Companies in Texas
We collected quotes for our sample residence across 182 cities from State Farm, Farmers, Allstate, Liberty Mutual and Nationwide. Quotes from each company were averaged to find which insurance companies had the best renters insurance rates in Texas. The graph below shows the average annual costs to insure our sample residence by company alongside the state average:
Top 5 Least Expensive Cities for Renters Insurance in Texas
1. Cedar Park, TX
Cedar Park is located less than 25 miles from Austin, near the middle of Texas. It is home to two top minor league professional teams, The Texas Stars hockey team and The Austin Spurs basketball team, which both play home games at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The top employer in the city is Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, which has around 600 employees.
Cedar Park has the most affordable renters insurance rates out of the 182 cities in our study. Residents of the city pay an average annual renters insurance cost of $331, which is 23% less than the Texas average. Between the insurance companies in our study, we found that annual cost of renters insurance in Cedar Park varied by $314. Liberty Mutual offered the most affordable rates at $213 per year, which is $118 less than the city’s average.
2. Alpine, TX
Alpine is located near the Mexico border and is surrounded by mountains and desert. The city sits on a high plateau at an elevation of 4,475 feet. Historically, it was a campsite for cattlemen to tend to their herds. Later, railroad workers and their families moved to the city and started to develop the area.
The city has the second most affordable renters insurance rates in the state. Our research found that the average annual cost for renters insurance in Alpine was $337, which is 22% less than the state average. Liberty Mutual, the cheapest insurer in the state, offered the least affordable quote of $491. And Farmers, the most expensive insurer in the state, offered the cheapest rate of $249.
3. Georgetown, TX
Georgetown is located near the most affordable city in our study, Cedar Park. It is around 30 miles from Austin and less than 18 miles from Cedar Park. The city is home to Southwestern University, which is the oldest university in Texas, and the annual Red Poppy Festival which attracts up to 30,000 visitors each year.
Georgetown is the third cheapest city for renters insurance in the state of Texas. On average, residents of the city pay $342 annually for their renters insurance. That represents a rate that is $90 less than the state mean. State Farm and Liberty Mutual offered annual quotes of $213 and $218, respectively, for renters insurance. Farmers quoted a rate of $527 per year, which is more than twice the cost of the quotes from State Farm and Liberty Mutual.
4. Boerne, TX
The city of Boerne was named in honor of Ludwig Börne, a Jewish-German author, though he never actually visited the city. Boerne is located near San Antonio, towards the middle of the state. The largest employers in the city include Boerne Independent School District and HEB grocery store.
Boerne ranks as the fourth most affordable city for renters insurance in Texas. The average annual renters insurance rate in the city is $344, which is $87 less than the state average. If you're looking for low cost renters insurance, Liberty Mutual quoted the most affordable rate for the city of $213. Farmers offered the most expensive quote at an annual cost of $527, which is $130 greater than the second highest quote.
5. Fredericksburg, TX
Fredericksburg, founded in 1846, was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. The city is known for its wineries and German history. It even has its own dialect that was spoken by first generation German settlers called Texas German. In 1970, Fredericksburg's Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Texas.
If you’re looking for cheap renters insurance in Fredericksburg, we recommend starting with Liberty Mutual, which quoted our sample residence an annual rate of $213. That said, State Farm offer a rate that was just $15 greater than Liberty Mutual's quote. Fredericksburg is the fifth most affordable city in Texas for renters insurance. Based on our study, residents pay 20% less than the state average.
Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Renters Insurance in Texas
1. Tomball, TX
Tomball, originally named Peck after a chief civil engineer, is located in the eastern part of Texas, near Houston. In 1907, the city's name was changed to Tomball in honor of local congressman Thomas Henry Ball, who helped to develop the Port of Houston by convincing the railroad to run a line through downtown area of the city.
Tomball is rated as the most expensive city for renters insurance in Texas. Residents pay an average of $574 for renters insurance, which is 33% greater than the state average. The most affordable rate was offered by Nationwide at an annual cost of $325. Farmers offered the highest rate of $1,021, which is over three times Nationwide's rate and $416 more than the second highest rate in Tomball.
2. Floydada, TX
Floydada, sometimes referred to as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas, is located in the western section of the state. It was originally named Floyd City but the name was changed after a post office opened in the city. Floydada has a total area of about 2 square miles, all of which is land. It sits at an elevation of over 3,000 feet on the plains of Llano Estacado.
The most affordable renters insurance rate in Floydada was offered by Nationwide at an annual cost of $287. The second most affordable renters insurance policy was offered by Liberty Mutual at $346, which is $59 greater than Nationwide's quote. Floydada is the second least affordable city for renters insurance in the state of Texas. According to our study, the average renters insurance cost in the city is $559, which is 30% more than Texas' average quote.
3. Daingerfield, TX
Daingerfield is located towards the east of Texas, close to the borders of Arkansas and Louisiana. It is the county seat of Morris County and only has around 2,500 residents living in the city. Daingerfield has a total area of 2.4 square miles, all of which is land. Every year the city hosts a festival in the fall with multiple events including a 5K race.
Based on our research, annual renters insurance quotes in Daingerfield vary by $680. Daingerfield is the third most expensive city for renters insurance in Texas. On average, residents pay $555 per year, which is 29% greater than the state mean. The least affordable insurance company in the state, Farmers, offered the highest rate of $1,032.
4. Emory, TX
Emory, previously known as Springville, is located in Rains County. The city and county were named after a legislator that lived in the area named Emory Rains. The city is located in the eastern section of Texas between two lakes, Lake Tawakoni on the western side and Lake Fork Reservoir on the eastern side.
The cheapest rate in the city of Emory was quoted by Nationwide at $304 per year. Farmers offered the highest rate of $1,055, which is over three times the cost of Nationwide's quote. Based on our study, Emory ranked as the fourth most expensive city for renters insurance in the state of Texas with an average renters insurance cost of $542. The rates in Emory are 29% more expensive than the state average.
5. Orange, TX
Orange is located on the border of Louisiana and the Sabine River, near the coast of Texas. It is the easternmost city in Texas and serves as a deep-water port to the Gulf of Mexico. The community was originally named Greens Bluff and later was renamed Madison to honor President James Madison. However, there was too much confusion with another area called Madisonville so, the city was renamed Orange.
Nationwide quoted the least expensive renters insurance rate in Orange at $336 annually, which is $1 less than Liberty Mutual’s quote of $337. Farmers quoted the most expensive rate of $932, which is $596 more than Nationwide's quote for the city. Orange ranked as the fifth least affordable city for renters insurance in the state of Texas. Residents pay 25% more for renters insurance when compared to the state mean.
What Does Renters Insurance Cover in Texas?
Renters insurance in Texas, as it does elsewhere, will provide financial protection through four main types of coverage.
- Personal property coverage: If your personal belongings are damaged or destroyed in a covered peril, your renters insurance will reimburse you for the cost of replacing them up to your policy's limits. Common perils may include theft, vandalism or fire damage. Texas tenants who live in locations with higher crime rates should consider renters insurance given that it will cover them for the cost of stolen items.
- Personal liability coverage: Liability coverage will cover the costs of an injury to others or, if you're sued, the cost of your legal defenses if you're at fault for the event. A typical renters insurance policy covers up to $100,000 in liability costs.
- Additional living expenses (ALE) coverage: This feature will cover expenses if Texas renters are unable to live in their rental home or apartment due to a covered event. Coverage will only extend to costs above and beyond your normal expenses. For example, if you live in Dallas and vandalism renders your apartment uninhabitable, ALE will cover the costs of staying in a hotel nearby up to specified dollar and time limits. ALE is sometimes called loss of use coverage.
- Medical payments coverage: Covers a limited amount of medical costs if a guest is injured on your property.
Renters insurance is not required by law in Texas, so you typically won't have to buy coverage unless you want to. However, landlords do have the right to require renters insurance as part of the lease. If they do, purchasing it will be mandatory.
Regardless, we generally recommend that Texas renters purchase renters insurance given its affordability and the protection it offers. An extra $36 per month to ensure the security of your belongings and guard against legal liability is almost always worth it.
We studied 182 cities, spread throughout the state of Texas. The sample renters insurance policy we gathered quotes for included $30,000 of coverage. Quotes were obtained from State Farm, Farmers, Allstate, Liberty Mutual and Nationwide insurance companies. The rates were then averaged to arrive at a mean value for each city. To see an alphabetical list of all the cities included in the comparison analysis, please see below. We’ve displayed all cities with the average annual cost of insurance for our benchmark policy and how much each city costs relative to the statewide average.
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