The Top (and Bottom) 10 States for Term Life Insurance

UPDATED: Feb 25, 2020

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Independence Day, better known as the Fourth of July, marks the day the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776. Although the colonies legally separated on July 2nd, we recognize the 4th as Independence Day because the Declaration of Independence was approved and signed on this day.

The Fourth of July is celebrated throughout the United States with fireworks, parades, barbecues, baseball and family gatherings. In honor of the holiday this year, we are taking a look at how individual states stacked up in the purchase of term life insurance through in 2010. The following are the states that rule and the states that well, don’t rule so much.

Most Term Life Insurance Policies Purchased per Capita

  1. Utah
  2. Georgia
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Colorado
  5. New Jersey
  6. Connecticut
  7. Idaho
  8. Washington
  9. Wyoming
  10. Florida

Fewest Term Life Insurance Policies Purchased per Capita

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Vermont
  4. Mississippi
  5. Louisiana
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Tennessee
  8. Nebraska
  9. Hawaii
  10. Nevada

Congratulations to Utah for ruling the roost in 2010. Do you think they can hold the top spot again in 2011? Did you notice Washington, D.C. in the #3 spot in the top ten list? How’s that for patriotism?! Let us know what state you live in and if you think your state will make a list.

And now that you are armed with this astounding bit of term life insurance trivia, you’re sure to be the life of the party this Fourth of July. You can thank us later. Happy 4th, America!


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