Lincoln, IL

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Population

13,912

2.39% decline

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$52,245

15.2% growth

Number of Employees

6,289

0.648% decline

Median Property Value

$90,300

4.88% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln, IL had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $52,245. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln, IL declined from 14,253 to 13,912, a -2.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,351 to $52,245, a 15.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), White (Hispanic) (1.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%). N/A% of the people in Lincoln, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln, IL are Lincoln Christian University (212 degrees awarded in 2017) and Lincoln College (180 degrees).

The median property value in Lincoln, IL is $90,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Lincoln, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln, IL 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 Lincoln, IL employs 6.29k people. The largest industries in Lincoln, IL are Manufacturing (944 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Retail Trade (793 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($73,065), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,065).

Median household income in Lincoln, IL is $52,245. Males in Lincoln, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Lincoln, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,245

2017 value

± $2,294

15.2%

1 Year Growth

± 6.7%

Households in Lincoln, IL have a median annual income of $52,245, 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 $45,351 in 2016, which represents a 15.2% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lincoln, IL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Lincoln, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 9532

  2. Census Tract 9534

  3. Census Tract 9531

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln, IL was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $57,202, followed by Census Tract 9534 and Census Tract 9531, with respective values of $55,625 and $53,646.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln, IL (1.59k out of 12.8k 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 Males 6 - 11 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

    1,404 ± 237

  2. Two Or More

    105 ± 80

  3. Other

    44 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln, IL is White, followed by Two Or More 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

6.29k

2017 Value

± 437

-0.648%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln, IL declined at a rate of -0.648%, from 6.33k employees to 6.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (847 people), Production Occupations (774 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (656 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (847 people), Production Occupations (774 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (656 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lincoln, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.27 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($113,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,167), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,045).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.29k

2017 Value

± 437

-0.648%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln, IL declined at a rate of -0.648%, from 6.33k employees to 6.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln, IL, are Manufacturing (944 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Retail Trade (793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln, IL, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln, IL 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 Lincoln, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (944 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Retail Trade (793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lincoln, IL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.56 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.48 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($73,065), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,065).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois 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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

94.5% of the population of Lincoln, IL has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.805% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lincoln, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln, IL see 2949 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.874% decrease from the previous year (2975 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1968 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1476 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,949 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Logan County, IL see an average of 2,949 patients per year. This represents a 0.874% decrease from the previous year (2,975 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Logan County, IL 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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

5.51%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

0.805%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln, IL declined by 22.4% from 7.09% to 5.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Lincoln, IL is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.47% of Lincoln, IL residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2017, there were 30.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Lincoln, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 410 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln, IL was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lincoln, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln, IL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

204 people

1.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

204 people

As of 2017, 1.47% of Lincoln, IL residents (204 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln, IL was 1.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Lincoln, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln, IL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.6k ± 247

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    410 ± 118

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    324 ± 91

In 2017, there were 30.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Lincoln, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 410 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    348 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    198 ± 85

  3. Korea

    160 ± 63

Lincoln, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lincoln, IL awarded 392 degrees. The student population of Lincoln, IL is skewed towards women, with 929 male students and 981 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln, IL are White (282 and 73.2%), followed by Black or African American (55 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 6.23%), and Two or More Races (11 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Lincoln, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Christian University (212 and 54.1%) and Lincoln College (180 and 45.9%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln, IL are General Studies (82 and 20.9%), General Business Administration & Management (32 and 8.16%), and Organizational Leadership (26 and 6.63%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln, IL are $15,060 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. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lincoln, IL was Youth Ministry with 16 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 212 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,060

Median Private

In 2017, the Lincoln, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln Christian University with 212 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

175

Degrees Awarded to Men

217

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln, IL, which is 0.806 times less than the 217 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Lincoln, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    282 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lincoln, IL were to White students. These 282 degrees mean that there were 5.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln, IL was $90,300 in 2017, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $90,300, a 4.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln, IL is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln, IL have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$90,300

2017 Median

± $4,366

$86,100

2016 Median

± $3,843

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln, IL grew to to $90,300 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln, IL 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 Lincoln, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$52,245

Median Household Income

± $2,294

5.78k

Number of Households

± 409

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.78k households in Lincoln, IL grew to $52,245 from the previous year's value of $45,351.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln, IL 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincoln, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%

2017 Homeownership

58.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.4% of the housing units in Lincoln, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln, IL have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Lincoln, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    15%

  3. Walked

    4.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln, IL was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (15%) and those who Walked (4.23%).

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

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