Fort Worth is known for its rodeos, stockyards, and rich legacy of jazz and blues. Many residents are drawn to the Fort Worth-Dallas metro area for educational, cultural and work activities. But as with most cities in East Texas, Fort Worth home insurance rates tend to be higher than most areas of the country, but there are plenty of affordable coverage options for area residents.
The average cost of homeowners insurance in Fort Worth is $3,678 per year or $281 a month. This is around 17% higher than the statewide average of $3,080 per year, and about 39% higher than the national average of $1,899.
However, the cost isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing a home insurance company. Not sure what to look for? Policygenius can help you figure out your coverage needs and compare quotes from multiple top companies in Fort Worth.
Best homeowners insurance companies in Fort Worth
Of the companies we evaluated, Farmers has the lowest rate, with an average annual policy cost of $497 per year — almost $2,500 less than the state average. Texas Farm Bureau has the next lowest average rates at $593 per year.
Policygenius analyzed thousands of quotes from the 5 largest Fort Worth insurers to find the average cost of homeowners insurance with each company in 2022. We then looked at 2021 J.D. Power customer satisfaction scores and compared that with the coverage needs of Fort Worth residents to find the best homeowners insurance in Fort Worth.
Why State Farm tops our best list
State Farm has an excellent rating with J.D. Power and its rates are $700 less than the city average, making State Farm a great all-around insurance option in Fort Worth. One potential reason for State Farm’s high J.D. Power ratings is how easy they make it to manage and use your policy. Customers can easily file claims online, through State Farm’s signature app, or by calling and speaking with an agent directly. It also offers a complete line of insurance options, including several coverage add-ons like water backup and equipment breakdown.
How to get a quote
Online through State Farm
Why USAA tops our best list
It’s no surprise that USAA is the number one choice for military service members and their families. USAA customers can score discounts for zero claims and opting for e-billing, and its base policy includes coverages that typically cost extra with other companies. Along with its multiple savings and coverage options, USAA also has some of the highest customer service and claims satisfaction ratings with J.D. Power.
How to get a quote
Online through USAA
Why Farmers tops our best list
Farmers may be one of the largest insurance companies in the country, but it hasn’t forgotten about those who serve our neighborhoods and local communities. Farmers offers special rates to teachers, firefighters, and various affinity groups. You can also qualify for discounts by living in a smoke-free home, going a certain number of years without filing a claim, or choosing e-billing. In addition to saving opportunities, Farmers also offers unique coverage options, including an add-on that gives you the option to use green materials to rebuild your home after a loss.
How to get a quote
Online through Farmers
Why Nationwide tops our best list
Nationwide combines a high customer satisfaction rating with J.D. Power with industry best coverage add-ons, including flood insurance and earthquake coverage. Nationwide also offers numerous discount options, including discounts for living in a gated community or having a newer roof. Additionally, Nationwide provides a hassle-free customer experience — you can easily submit claims online or through its mobile app.
How to get a quote
Online through Policygenius or Nationwide
Why Texas Farm Bureau Insurance tops our best list
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance offers a complete line of insurance products from auto, commercial, home, and others allowing you to carry all of your policies under one roof. With its local agents and offices, Texas Farm Bureau offers great rates for those looking for personable service and affordable rates.
How to get a quote
Online through Texas Farm Bureau
Cheapest homeowners insurance companies by ZIP code in Fort Worth
Looking at average home insurance costs for the most popular companies in Fort Worth, we found that the cheapest home insurance in the city can be found in the 76110 ZIP code (Forest Park) with Farmers. The average Farmers rate in this area is $399 per year — significantly less than the city average of $3,678 per year.
Homeowners in most areas of Fort Worth are likely to have the cheapest rates with Farmers and Texas Farm Bureau.
The most affordable areas for homeowners insurance in Fort Worth
With an average home insurance rate of $3,492 per year, the 76115 ZIP code (Worth Heights), is the most affordable area for home insurance in Fort Worth. Median home values of $183,000 make the Worth Heights neighborhood one of the most affordable places to live in the city.
The most expensive areas for homeowners insurance in Fort Worth
With an average home insurance rate of $3,897, the 76108 ZIP code (Silver Ridge) is the most expensive area for home insurance in Fort Worth. Although these ZIP codes are the most expensive in Fort Worth, the rates are less than $200 above the city average.
Shopping for homeowners insurance in Fort Worth
With unpredictable Texas weather that includes tornadoes, dust storms, and the occasional hurricane, your home insurance is a valuable part of your life that shouldn’t be ignored. You’ll want to find the best coverage at a price that works within your budget.
In this section, we break down the average annual home insurance rates in Fort Worth for different coverage and deductible levels, as well as the cheapest and most expensive home insurance companies for dog and pool owners.
Fort Worth home insurance costs by coverage amounts
Dwelling coverage is that section of your home insurance policy that pays to rebuild your home from the ground up after a covered loss.
Fort Worth homes with a dwelling coverage limit of $500,000 pay an average of $5,870 each year for home insurance — over $2,000 higher than the city average.
Personal liability coverage is the portion of your homeowners insurance policy that pays for medical or legal bills if you’re found legally responsible for an injury.
As the table below reflects, additional liability coverage doesn’t necessarily mean higher average home insurance rates in Dallas. While adding more liability coverage to your individual policy will likely make your rates go up, the increase is often minimal.
Fort Worth home insurance costs by deductible amount
Your deductible is the amount you’re responsible for paying upfront on a claim before your insurance coverage kicks in after a covered loss. A higher deductible amount means lower insurance premiums, but it also means you’ll have to pay more out of pocket on each claim.
As seen in the table below, Fort Worth residents can save around $280 on home insurance by choosing a $2,000 deductible over the $1,000 option.
Home insurance discounts in Fort Worth
Some insurance companies offer discounts if you install deadbolts, fire alarms, security systems, or other protective devices in your home.
While you won’t get a huge discount if your house has any of the following features and nothing else, they can add up if you have several protective devices in your home. Here is the average annual rate and average discount percentage for homes in Fort Worth with deadbolts, smoke alarms, or burglar alarms.
Home insurance companies in Fort Worth for dog owners
If you already own or are considering getting a dog that is considered an “aggressive breed,” you should be aware you might pay more for your home insurance. Some insurance companies charge higher rates for certain breeds and could even deny you coverage altogether if you own one.
With an average rate of $497 per year, Farmers has the cheapest home insurance rates in Fort Worth for a home with a dangerous dog breed, while Nationwide’s average yearly premium of $7,265 is the highest.
Home insurance companies in Fort Worth for poor credit
If you have a history of late or missed payments on a credit card, car note, or student loan, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay more for home insurance. Insurance companies consider a low credit score to be an indicator of risky behavior and an increased risk of filing an insurance claim, so many charge higher rates as a result.
With an average rate of $848 per year, Texas Farm Bureau has the cheapest home insurance rates in Fort Worth for a homeowner with poor credit, while Nationwide’s average yearly premium of $8,735 is the highest.
Home insurance companies in Fort Worth for pool owners
There’s nothing better for cooling off during the scorching summer months than taking a dip in your own swimming pool. However, if you do have a pool, you might want to increase the amount of liability coverage on your home, as some insurance companies consider swimming pools to be a liability risk and will often charge higher rates.
With an average rate of $497 per year, Farmers has the cheapest home insurance rates for Fort Worth homes that have a swimming pool, while Nationwide has the most expensive rates at $7,265 per year.
How to buy homeowners insurance in Fort Worth
Now that’ve we showed the different kinds of home insurance options available in Fort Worth, here are a few easy steps to take as you shop for insurance:
Reach out to a licensed Policygenius agent. Our team of experts can help you get quotes from top companies at no cost or obligation to you. We can help you determine which coverage works best for you and how much protection you’ll need to ensure your home is fully covered in the event disaster strikes.
Ask if you should purchase flood, hurricane, or wildfire coverage. Given the unpredictable weather Texas is known for, consider purchasing additional dwelling coverage or flood insurance to protect your home against catastrophic losses.
Figure out how much you can afford to pay for your deductible. A higher deductible means you’ll pay less for homeowners insurance, but you’ll also pay more out of pocket on each claim. A Policygenius agent can help you pick out a deductible that works within your budget.
Compare quotes from a Policygenius agent. Once you’ve identified your coverage needs, limits, and deductibles, a Policygenius agent will send over quotes from top companies so you can review your options.
Choose your policy, sign it, and pay your first premium. Policygenius will do all of the paperwork for you, and will even cancel your old policy if it isn’t expired yet. All you need to do is sign on the dotted line and pay your first premium. It’s that easy!
Policygenius has analyzed home insurance rates provided by Quadrant Information Services in March 2022 for ZIP codes in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., for a 40-year-old female homeowner with no claim history, good credit, a $1,000 deductible, and the following coverage limits:
Other structures: $30,000
Personal property: $150,000
Loss of use: $60,000
All rates based on the above coverage limits except where otherwise noted.
Some carriers may be represented by affiliates or subsidiaries. Rates provided are a sample of costs. Your actual quotes may differ.