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Renters are behind $3,700 in rent, on average. This map shows a state breakout


More than 11 million Americans continue to report being behind on their rent.

How much renters owe varies greatly from one state and county to the next, according to data provided to CNBC by Surgo Ventures, a nonprofit organization focusing on health and data.

Across the country, the average renter household in arrears owes $3,700. The typical debt in Alabama is $2,700. In California, meanwhile, it’s closer to $5,300.

In some areas, renters face an even larger debt. In San Mateo County, California, the typical renter who’s behind is $8,700 in the hole. Struggling renters in Bergen County, New Jersey, owe an average of $6,400. A study earlier this year by New York University found that…


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