Barrow County drivers pay more than the state average for car insurance, according to a study released this week.
ValuePenguin surveyed the state to find the cheapest rates by comparing premiums in 30 cities. Its sample driver profile was a 30-year-old single male, who drives a 2010 Toyota Camry, is an employed homeowner with excellent credit, has a clean driving record and drives 10,000 miles a year, mainly to work.
Winder car owners would pay $1,134 per year for the sample profile, which is 4 percent above the state average.
Valdosta was the cheapest at $885, and Atlanta the most expensive at $1,263.
Generally speaking, drivers in more densely populated areas, pay more for insurance in Georgia, the survey said.
But Winder was somewhat an exception, ranking 21st out of the 30 cities, behind larger cities like Savannah, Albany and Athens. Despite being the fifth-largest city in the state and one of the more densely populated areas, Athens had the second-lowest insurance average in the study behind Valdosta.
The ValuePenguin data is for comparison purposes. Your cost depends on your profile factors.