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Polk County, FL Homeowners Insurance Quotes

Getting the afforable homeowners coverage that you want in Polk County can be difficult with so many options available from local captive agents to the online comparison marketplace. It is important to know that proper coverage means doing the necessary research on your own or speaking with a home insurance professional that can help you find the affordable coverage you need with a carrier you trust. Shopping online with us at GetHomeInsuranceQuotes.com of Florida allows you to get top quality service from the best insurance carriers available in your area. Our rates can be shared with you online, through email, on the phone or even on our chat mesage service to help make shopping easier for you. It's important you know the coverage options available for your home in Polk County, that's why our experience staff of over 20+ years can answer any questions that you may have about your current policy. And most of all, we can provide easy ways to help you save more money while getting more protection for your home in case if something happens. Start your online home insurance quote today!

Polk County, FL Prices Per Year

Florida homeowners insurance premiums are on the increase year over year. It's not very often that we witness a decrease in home insurance rates when we compare annual premiums in all 50 states. Currently, Polk County is ranked higher in the nation with an average annual premium of $2165/yr. When comparing home insurance cost and coverage options, it's important to understand that the base premium for a standard homeowners policy may look great in terms of affordability, but maybe not so helpful in terms of the coverage and protection when you need it the most. Let us help you first compare quotes and then we can provide a free consultation to help you determine the best company and coverage options available in Polk County.

Coastal Polk County, FL Home Insurance Rates

For coastal properties, flood protection is crucial for areas like Polk County that are prone to hurricanes, flooding and tropical storms. We recommend you speak with your home insurance agent if you have questions about your coastal policy coverage. A flood insurance policy is not part of your standard homeowners policy, but can easily be bundled to help give you the added protection you need by combining an HO-3 policy with wind and hail coverage plus flood insurance. We offer an easy way to review the best flood insurance rates for Polk County, please give us a call at at 1-888-685-4704. If you are only looking for flood insurance only then please contact our flood insurance agent at 1-888-620-1954 for completitive flood insurance rates in Polk County.

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Polk County, FL Housing Demographics

With 602,095 residents living within the Polk County area there are over 281,214 homeowners looking for more affordable home insurance rates. Your homeowners policy is written to help protect your home and family. With an estimated 159,323 families living within the local area, it is safe to say that great coverage at an affordable price is most desired amongst every homeowner living in Polk County.

DemographicValues
Total Occupied Households227,485
Family Households (families)159,323
Average Owner Occupied Household Size3
Average Family Size3
Total Housing Units281,214

Polk County, FL Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

For all homeowners living in Polk County (FIPS: 12105), it's important to understand that this county is in a coastal area and has great risk of damage due to hurricanes, windstorms, hail and flooding. The wind and hail insurance program provided through the state of Florida is the states opportunity to help provide additional wind/hail coverage when insurance companies exclude it from homeowners and other policies sold to coastal residents. You can buy wind and hail insurance coverage through us and we will shop multiple companies to package the best coverage option for you. If you are shopping for quotes in Polk County, FL, it's important that you look into hurricane and windstorm insurance options.

Polk County, FL Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Polk, FL homeowners insurance quotes comparison

$1,735 /yr.

Florida's Average Home Insurance Rates Overall

For the state of Florida, homeowners insurance premiums have changed based on a variety of different factors related to risk and is currently ranked 1 in the nation for highest premiums in the U.S.

Average RatingAnnual Premium
Minimum Range:$929 /yr.
Current Average Cost:$1,735 /yr.
Maximum Range:$2165 /yr.

Polk County, FL Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

Polk is a coastal county which greatly increases the risk of hurricanes and windstorms. Our quoting process will include wind and hail coverage options to give you the best protection you need against high winds and storm damage.

Coastal Polk County Information: To obtain flood insurance coverage, the process usually takes more than 30 days to finalize, if you need flood insurance coverage now, please call us at 888-620-1954.
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Florida Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • What exactly is a FAIR Plan? Posted on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024

    If you live in an area where severe weather is common, or wildfires pop up every summer you may have trouble finding affordable home insurance coverage. If homes in your area are repeatedly damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, insurers may pull out of the entire area, refusing to write policies in your neighborhood. […]

  • Florida Homeowners Advance From Citizens into Private Companies Posted on Tuesday 5th December, 2023

    Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has assumed approximately 53,750 policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-backed insurance company, the parent company says in a Tuesday news release. Homeowners Choice is owned by HCI Group Inc., a holding company with operations in homeowners insurance, information technology services, real estate and reinsurance. Homeowners Choice […]

  • 2024 Homeowners Insurance Outlook Receives Negative Rating Posted on Tuesday 21st November, 2023

    The insurance news for 2024 is certainly not great. Experts expect that extreme weather and increasing costs will push up insurance costs and make insurance companies more selective when deciding where they will write policies.  Recently, credit rating agency AM Best downgraded the entire home insurance industry from stable to negative. According to Richard Attanasio, […]

  • Fall 2023: Florida Homeowners Insurance Premium Update Posted on Tuesday 24th October, 2023

    Despite the fact that the Florida legislation finally passed a couple of bills to deal with the ever-increasing cost of homeowners insurance, it seems unlikely that premiums will start to fall anytime soon according to a report put out by Karen Clark & Company (KCC), a risk modelling firm. The recent report, titled “Managing Expectations: […]

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Citizens Property Sends Out Letters Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Soon, hundreds of thousands of Citizens Property Insurance Company policyholders will be getting a letter in their mailbox asking them to move their policy to a private insurance company and away from Citizens, the state-backed insurer of last resort. Citizens Property is using the letters as part of its “Depopulation” effort that was approved by […]

  • 5 New Homeowners Insurance Companies Step into the Florida Insurance Market Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Florida’s property insurance disaster may be taking baby steps in the right direction as five new insurers step into the Florida market, taking over hundreds of thousands from Citizens Property, Florida’s insurer of last resort. This could lead to more insurance options for residents of the Sunshine State soon. The five companies in the mix […]

  • Why is Florida homeowners insurance so expensive? Posted on Friday 22nd September, 2023

    Homeowner insurance premiums are dramatically heading up this year, particularly in states that are prone to natural disasters. According to a new report from Policygenius, the average homeowner policy went up 21% nationally which is on top of a 12% increase that homeowners endured last year.  As usual, Florida is at the top of the […]

  • 2023 Hurricane Idalia – Clean Up Begins & What Now for Florida Homeowners Posted on Friday 8th September, 2023

    Hurricane Idalia recently made landfall in Big Bend as a Category 3 storm, killing at least three people in Florida before moving onto Georgia and other East Coast states before it weakened into a tropical storm. The storm left over 330,000 people without power. In recent years, Florida communities have been hit by a string […]

Discounts For Homeowners in Polk County

As a homeowner, you have to understand that insurance companies see homes as a risk. If you can decrease any of the risk factors that will determine your premium, then it's best to follow these important guidelines in order to save money on your Florida homeowners insurance.

  • Install A Smoke Alarm in Every Room: It's important you do this for your own safety, so why not install a smoke detector in every room. Show your home insurance company that safety comes first. Once you have them installed, shop for home insurance and mentioned you have taken the right safety precautions to reduce house fires. For homeowners in Polk County, this discount can save you up to 20% on your home insurance premium.
  • Combine Your Home and Auto Insurance Into One Package: Any home insurance provider is going to want your business. It's important you offer this opportunity to combine your home and auto insurance together in one package. You may want to also see if you can open up a life or health insurance account as well. Merging all your insurance into one company will save you money. Homeowners in Polk County that do combine their home and auto can save over $500 with this discount.
  • Install A Home Security System: Your home insurance company should reward you for installing a home security system, sometimes up to 22%. It's important that you take precautions and reduce the risk of someone breaking into your Polk County home. This will be one of the questions that you will want to ask your home insurance agent to see if you qualify for this discount. If you don't, make sure you shop other companies to get the "Home Security Discount"
  • Purchase A Fire Exstinguisher: Although smoke alarms provide warnings, it's best to be prepared. This may or may not provide any stand alone discount, but it shows your serious when it comes to reducing risk.
  • Stop Smoking: It's important to protect your health and your home. If you don't smoke or don't have anyone living with you that smokes then this can save you up to 18% on your home insurance premium.

Polk County Housing & Real Estate Data

Details:Statistics
Total Housing Units281214
Occupied Housing Units227485
Vacant Housing Units53729
Vacant Housing Units for Rent12562
Vacant Housing Units Rented Not Occupied568
Vacant Housing Units For Sale7283
Vacant Housing Units Sold Not Occupied1062
Vacant Housing Units For Seasonal Occasional Use23241
Vacant Housing Units All Other Vacants9013
Housing Units Homeowner Vacancy Rate Percent4
Housing Units Rental Vacancy Rate Percent16
Housing Tenure Occupied Units227485
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied160442
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Population404532
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Averge Household Size3
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied67043
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Population185302
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Average Household Size3