Gender, Age, Marriage and Your Car Insurance Rates

It probably comes as no surprise that car insurance premiums vary between certain demographics. For instance, it's well understood a 20-year-old male driver will most likely pay more for insurance than a man 20 years his senior. What may be shocking, however, is just how significant these premium swings can be -- and age isn't the only factor.

A recent study, commissioned by, found car insurance premiums, on average, can vary by more than 50 percent based on age, gender and marital status. The study looked at the economic impact of these three demographic designations across the country -- and the results may be startling to some drivers.

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Laura Adams is a personal finance expert, award-winning author, and consumer advocate. As Senior Insurance Analyst, she represents insuranceQuotes in the media and works to make sure consumers protect their financial futures by having the right kinds of insurance.

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