"The conditions that produce expensive home insurance rates for anyone, regardless of income level, may be exacerbated in low-income areas,” said Andrew Hurst, of ValuePengin.com. (Credit: Mark/Adobe Stock) “The conditions that produce expensive home insurance rates for anyone, regardless of income level, may be exacerbated in low-income areas,” said Andrew Hurst of ValuePenguin.com. (Credit: Mark/Adobe Stock)

On average, homeowners in low-income areas pay $117 more for home insurance than residents in wealthier districts, a trend that is more pronounced in the largest cities in 34 states, according to ValuePenguin.com.

The “surcharge” low-income homeowners pay equates to about 1% of the median income average across the largest cities’ lowest-earning neighborhoods. This figure can reach as high as 11% in some states, the site reported.

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