Long Beach, CA

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Population

467,353

0.449% decline

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$61,610

1.74% growth

Number of Employees

238,174

3.01% growth

Median Property Value

$600,700

7.71% growth

About

In 2018, Long Beach, CA had a population of 467k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $61,610. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Long Beach, CA declined from 469,459 to 467,353, a -0.449% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,557 to $61,610, a 1.74% increase.

The population of Long Beach, CA is 41.3% Hispanic or Latino, 29.2% White Alone, and 13% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Long Beach, CA speak a non-English language, and 88.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA are California State University-Long Beach (10,645 degrees awarded in 2017), Long Beach City College (2,102 degrees), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (368 degrees).

The median property value in Long Beach, CA is $600,700, and the homeownership rate is 40.8%. Most people in Long Beach, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach, CA employs 238k people. The largest industries in Long Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,619 people), Retail Trade (24,046 people), and Manufacturing (23,072 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,838), Public Administration ($62,697), and Finance & Insurance ($62,489).

Median household income in Long Beach, CA is $61,610. Males in Long Beach, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Long Beach, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,610

2018 value

± $1,904

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 4.75%

Households in Long Beach, CA have a median annual income of $61,610, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,557 in 2017, which represents a 1.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time 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

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Long Beach, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5740

  2. Census Tract 5721

  3. Census Tract 5739.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5740 with a value of $125,882, followed by Census Tract 5721 and Census Tract 5739.02, with respective values of $115,469 and $115,455.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Long Beach, CA (88.5k out of 464k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Hispanic

    48,684 ± 1,645

  2. White

    43,809 ± 1,557

  3. Other

    15,829 ± 968

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Long Beach, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

238k

2018 Value

± 8,192

3.01%

1 Year growth

± 4.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Long Beach, CA grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 231k employees to 238k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Long Beach, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,696 people), Management Occupations (22,611 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,891 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,696 people), Management Occupations (22,611 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Long Beach, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.55 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($101,243), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($92,747), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,851).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

238k

2018 Value

± 8,192

3.01%

1 Year growth

± 4.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Long Beach, CA grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 231k employees to 238k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Long Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,619 people), Retail Trade (24,046 people), and Manufacturing (23,072 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Long Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,619 people), Retail Trade (24,046 people), and Manufacturing (23,072 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Long Beach, CA has an unusually high number of Information (1.44 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.42 times), and Utilities (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Long Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,838), Public Administration ($62,697), and Finance & Insurance ($62,489).

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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

92.5% of the population of Long Beach, CA has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 8.59% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Long Beach, CA see 1391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 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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1,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles 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

7.53%

Uninsured

47.3%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

8.59%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Long Beach, CA declined by 12.5% from 8.6% to 7.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Long Beach, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Long Beach, CA is home to a population of 467k people, from which 88.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 26% of Long Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (122k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Long Beach, CA is composed of 193k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.3%), 136k White Alone residents (29.2%), 60.6k Black or African American Alone residents (13%), 59.7k Asian Alone residents (12.8%), 10.6k Two or More Races residents (2.26%), 2.99k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.64%), 2.88k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.617%), and 1.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.219%).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Long Beach, CA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Long Beach, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Long Beach, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

122k people

26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

122k people

As of 2017, 26% of Long Beach, CA residents (122k 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 Long Beach, CA was 26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

88.5%

2018 Citizenship

88.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.5% of Long Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Long Beach, CA was 88.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    193k ± 12.5k

  2. White Alone

    136k ± 7.34k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    60.6k ± 5.85k

In 2018, there were 1.42 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (193k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 136k White Alone and 60.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Long Beach, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,973 ± 1,190

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,046 ± 899

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,461 ± 539

Long Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Long Beach, CA awarded 13,702 degrees. The student population of Long Beach, CA is skewed towards women, with 27,996 male students and 36,094 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Long Beach, CA are Hispanic or Latino (5,710 and 44.5%), followed by White (2,745 and 21.4%), Asian (2,458 and 19.1%), and Black or African American (699 and 5.44%).

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Long Beach (10,645 and 77.7%), Long Beach City College (2,102 and 15.3%), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (368 and 2.69%).

The most popular majors in Long Beach, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,627 and 11.9%), General Psychology (642 and 4.69%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (542 and 3.96%).

The median tuition costs in Long Beach, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 505 degrees awarded

  2. 489 degrees awarded

  3. 1,275 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Long Beach, CA was General Family & Consumer Sciences with 505 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Long Beach, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,645 degrees awarded

  2. 2,102 degrees awarded

  3. 368 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Long Beach, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Long Beach with 10,645 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,850

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,852

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,850 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Long Beach, CA, which is 0.745 times less than the 7,852 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Long Beach, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,710 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,745 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,458 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Long Beach, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,710 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,745 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Long Beach, CA was $600,700 in 2018, which is 2.62 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $557,700 to $600,700, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Long Beach, CA is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Long Beach, CA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Long Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$600,700

2018 Median

± $11,876

$557,700

2017 Median

± $15,865

In 2018, the median property value in Long Beach, CA grew to to $600,700 from the previous year's value of $557,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach, 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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$61,610

Median Household Income

± $1,904

173k

Number of Households

± 6,571

In 2018, the median household income of the 173k households in Long Beach, CA grew to $61,610 from the previous year's value of $60,557.

The following chart displays the households in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Long Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.8%

2018 Homeownership

40.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 40.8% of the housing units in Long Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Long Beach, CA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.64% of the workforce in Long Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Public Transit

    5.77%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Long Beach, CA was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.78%) and those who Public Transit (5.77%).

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 Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Long Beach, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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