Hackensack, NJ

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Population

44,673

0.908% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$59,277

5.43% growth

Number of Employees

23,805

0.261% growth

Median Property Value

$292,600

0.377% growth

About

In 2017, Hackensack, NJ had a population of 44.7k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $59,277. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hackensack, NJ grew from 44,271 to 44,673, a 0.908% increase and its median household income grew from $56,222 to $59,277, a 5.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hackensack, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (26.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.7%), White (Hispanic) (19.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (14.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%). N/A% of the people in Hackensack, NJ speak a non-English language, and 80.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hackensack, NJ are Eastwick College-Hackensack (236 degrees awarded in 2017), Parisian Beauty School (217 degrees), and Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS (52 degrees).

The median property value in Hackensack, NJ is $292,600, and the homeownership rate is 34.6%. Most people in Hackensack, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hackensack, NJ is 1 car 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 Hackensack, NJ employs 23.8k people. The largest industries in Hackensack, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,596 people), Retail Trade (2,271 people), and Manufacturing (2,018 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,603), Finance & Insurance ($75,558), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,104).

Median household income in Hackensack, NJ is $59,277. Males in Hackensack, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Hackensack, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,277

2017 value

± $5,049

5.43%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Hackensack, NJ have a median annual income of $59,277, 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 $56,222 in 2016, which represents a 5.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 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

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 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 Hackensack, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey 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 233.01

  2. Census Tract 234.01

  3. Census Tract 233.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hackensack, NJ was Census Tract 233.01 with a value of $112,917, followed by Census Tract 234.01 and Census Tract 233.02, with respective values of $72,174 and $67,837.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hackensack, NJ (6.21k out of 43.5k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 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

    3,154 ± 496

  2. White

    2,925 ± 470

  3. Other

    1,356 ± 341

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hackensack, NJ 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

23.8k

2017 Value

± 1,192

0.261%

1 Year growth

± 7.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hackensack, NJ grew at a rate of 0.261%, from 23.7k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hackensack, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,252 people), Management Occupations (2,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,052 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hackensack, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hackensack, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,252 people), Management Occupations (2,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,052 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hackensack, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.47 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hackensack, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($105,069), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.8k

2017 Value

± 1,192

0.261%

1 Year growth

± 7.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hackensack, NJ grew at a rate of 0.261%, from 23.7k employees to 23.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hackensack, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,596 people), Retail Trade (2,271 people), and Manufacturing (2,018 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hackensack, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hackensack, NJ 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 Hackensack, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,596 people), Retail Trade (2,271 people), and Manufacturing (2,018 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hackensack, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.46 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.95 times), and Information (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hackensack, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,603), Finance & Insurance ($75,558), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,104).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

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

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Health

85.3% of the population of Hackensack, NJ has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 8.48% on non-group plans, and 0.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Hackensack, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Hackensack, NJ see 828 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.48% increase from the previous year (808 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 781 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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828 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see an average of 828 patients per year. This represents a 2.48% increase from the previous year (808 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bergen County, NJ 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

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

14.7%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

8.48%

Non-Group

0.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hackensack, NJ declined by 10.4% from 16.4% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hackensack, NJ 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. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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Diversity

Hackensack, NJ is home to a population of 44.7k people, from which 80.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 38.8% of Hackensack, NJ residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

In 2017, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Hackensack, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hackensack, NJ was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Hackensack, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hackensack, NJ residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

38.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.3k people

40.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.9k people

As of 2017, 38.8% of Hackensack, NJ residents (17.3k 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 Hackensack, NJ was 40.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

80.5%

2017 Citizenship

78.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80.5% of Hackensack, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hackensack, NJ was 78.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hackensack, NJ

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.9k ± 819

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    10.2k ± 927

  3. White (Hispanic)

    8.56k ± 1.24k

In 2017, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Hackensack, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    472 ± 153

  2. World War II

    171 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    109 ± 83

Hackensack, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hackensack, NJ awarded 505 degrees. The student population of Hackensack, NJ is skewed towards women, with 163 male students and 727 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hackensack, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (239 and 47.8%), followed by White (147 and 29.4%), Black or African American (73 and 14.6%), and Asian (22 and 4.4%).

The largest universities in Hackensack, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Eastwick College-Hackensack (236 and 46.7%), Parisian Beauty School (217 and 43%), and Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS (52 and 10.3%).

The most popular majors in Hackensack, NJ are Hair Styling & Design (146 and 28.9%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (61 and 12.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (58 and 11.5%).

The median tuition costs in Hackensack, NJ 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. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hackensack, NJ was Electrician with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hackensack, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 236 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hackensack, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastwick College-Hackensack with 236 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

89

Degrees Awarded to Men

416

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 89 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hackensack, NJ, which is 0.214 times less than the 416 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    239 degrees awarded

  2. White

    147 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    73 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hackensack, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 239 degrees mean that there were 1.63 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hackensack, NJ was $292,600 in 2017, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $291,500 to $292,600, a 0.377% increase. The homeownership rate in Hackensack, NJ is 34.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hackensack, NJ have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hackensack, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$292,600

2017 Median

± $16,486

$291,500

2016 Median

± $17,037

In 2017, the median property value in Hackensack, NJ grew to to $292,600 from the previous year's value of $291,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hackensack, NJ 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 Hackensack, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$59,277

Median Household Income

± $5,049

18.8k

Number of Households

± 994

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.8k households in Hackensack, NJ grew to $59,277 from the previous year's value of $56,222.

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

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Rent vs Own

34.6%

2017 Homeownership

35.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 34.6% of the housing units in Hackensack, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 35.3%.

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

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hackensack, NJ have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Hackensack, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.6%

  2. Public Transit

    19.7%

  3. Carpooled

    7.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hackensack, NJ was Drove Alone (62.6%), followed by those who Public Transit (19.7%) and those who Carpooled (7.48%).

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

1 car

Average Number

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

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