Fountain Valley, CA

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Population

56,640

0.0529% decline

Poverty Rate

8.67%


Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$86,602

2.17% growth

Number of Employees

26,929

0.628% growth

Median Property Value

$654,100

4.39% growth

About

In 2017, Fountain Valley, CA had a population of 56.6k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $86,602. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fountain Valley, CA declined from 56,670 to 56,640, a -0.0529% decrease and its median household income grew from $84,763 to $86,602, a 2.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fountain Valley, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (32.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.34%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (5.41%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%). N/A% of the people in Fountain Valley, CA speak a non-English language, and 93.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fountain Valley, CA are Coastline Community College (2,823 degrees awarded in 2017), Coastline Beauty College (152 degrees), and Modern Technology School (92 degrees).

The median property value in Fountain Valley, CA is $654,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Fountain Valley, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain Valley, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Fountain Valley, CA employs 26.9k people. The largest industries in Fountain Valley, CA are Manufacturing (4,156 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,265 people), and Retail Trade (2,790 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,304), Public Administration ($70,722), and Manufacturing ($63,489).

Median household income in Fountain Valley, CA is $86,602. Males in Fountain Valley, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Fountain Valley, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,602

2017 value

± $4,674

2.17%

1 Year Growth

± 7.78%

Households in Fountain Valley, CA have a median annual income of $86,602, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $84,763 in 2016, which represents a 2.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fountain Valley, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 992.31

  2. Census Tract 992.25

  3. Census Tract 992.34

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain Valley, CA was Census Tract 992.31 with a value of $124,321, followed by Census Tract 992.25 and Census Tract 992.34, with respective values of $117,578 and $103,152.

The following map shows all of the places in Fountain Valley, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain Valley, CA (4.89k out of 56.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,464 ± 376

  2. Asian

    1,905 ± 276

  3. Hispanic

    621 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fountain Valley, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,091

0.628%

1 Year growth

± 5.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fountain Valley, CA grew at a rate of 0.628%, from 26.8k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain Valley, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,112 people), Management Occupations (3,287 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,189 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain Valley, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fountain Valley, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,112 people), Management Occupations (3,287 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,189 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fountain Valley, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.77 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fountain Valley, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,917), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,917), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($82,656).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,091

0.628%

1 Year growth

± 5.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fountain Valley, CA grew at a rate of 0.628%, from 26.8k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain Valley, CA, are Manufacturing (4,156 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,265 people), and Retail Trade (2,790 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain Valley, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fountain Valley, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fountain Valley, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,156 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,265 people), and Retail Trade (2,790 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fountain Valley, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.66 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.59 times), and Manufacturing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fountain Valley, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,304), Public Administration ($70,722), and Manufacturing ($63,489).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Fountain Valley, CA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.643% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fountain Valley, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Fountain Valley, CA see 1053 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.284% decrease from the previous year (1056 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 923 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,053 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 1,053 patients per year. This represents a 0.284% decrease from the previous year (1,056 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.72%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

0.643%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain Valley, CA declined by 15.9% from 7.99% to 6.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fountain Valley, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Fountain Valley, CA is home to a population of 56.6k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.5% of Fountain Valley, CA residents were born outside of the country (16.7k people).

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in Fountain Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fountain Valley, CA was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Fountain Valley, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fountain Valley, CA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.7k people

31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.6k people

As of 2017, 29.5% of Fountain Valley, CA residents (16.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fountain Valley, CA was 31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

93.8%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.8% of Fountain Valley, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain Valley, CA was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fountain Valley, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    26.4k ± 904

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    18.5k ± 907

  3. White (Hispanic)

    5.29k ± 727

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in Fountain Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Fountain Valley, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,266 ± 171

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    393 ± 157

  3. Korea

    238 ± 85

Fountain Valley, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fountain Valley, CA awarded 3,067 degrees. The student population of Fountain Valley, CA is skewed towards men, with 6,677 male students and 4,769 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fountain Valley, CA are White (1,178 and 38.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (658 and 21.6%), Black or African American (495 and 16.2%), and Asian (472 and 15.5%).

The largest universities in Fountain Valley, CA by number of degrees awarded are Coastline Community College (2,823 and 92%), Coastline Beauty College (152 and 4.96%), and Modern Technology School (92 and 3%).

The most popular majors in Fountain Valley, CA are General Business Administration & Management (990 and 32.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (392 and 12.8%), and Office Management & Supervision (268 and 8.74%).

The median tuition costs in Fountain Valley, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 268 degrees awarded

  2. 647 degrees awarded

  3. 386 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fountain Valley, CA was Office Management & Supervision with 268 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fountain Valley, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,823 degrees awarded

  2. 152 degrees awarded

  3. 92 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Fountain Valley, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastline Community College with 2,823 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,900

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,167

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,900 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fountain Valley, CA, which is 1.63 times more than the 1,167 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Fountain Valley, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,178 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    658 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    495 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fountain Valley, CA were to White students. These 1,178 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 658 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fountain Valley, CA was $654,100 in 2017, which is 2.85 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $626,600 to $654,100, a 4.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain Valley, CA is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fountain Valley, CA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fountain Valley, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$654,100

2017 Median

± $9,050

$626,600

2016 Median

± $7,621

In 2017, the median property value in Fountain Valley, CA grew to to $654,100 from the previous year's value of $626,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fountain Valley, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fountain Valley, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$86,602

Median Household Income

± $4,674

18.5k

Number of Households

± 826

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Fountain Valley, CA grew to $86,602 from the previous year's value of $84,763.

The following chart displays the households in Fountain Valley, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fountain Valley, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fountain Valley, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Fountain Valley, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fountain Valley, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain Valley, CA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Fountain Valley, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fountain Valley, CA was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.43%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fountain Valley, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fountain Valley, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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