Powell, WY

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Population

6,412

0.25% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Median Age

33


Median Household Income

$50,872

8.31% growth

Number of Employees

3,352

1.64% growth

Median Property Value

$179,000

1.7% growth

About

In 2017, Powell, WY had a population of 6.41k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $50,872. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Powell, WY grew from 6,396 to 6,412, a 0.25% increase and its median household income grew from $46,971 to $50,872, a 8.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powell, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.96%), White (Hispanic) (4.23%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.951%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.811%). N/A% of the people in Powell, WY speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Powell, WY are Northwest College (354 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Powell, WY is $179,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Powell, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Powell, WY is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wyoming, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wyoming (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Powell, WY employs 3.35k people. The largest industries in Powell, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Retail Trade (475 people), and Educational Services (405 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,583), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,674), and Educational Services ($52,212).

Median household income in Powell, WY is $50,872. Males in Powell, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Powell, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,872

2017 value

± $7,623

8.31%

1 Year Growth

± 18.6%

Households in Powell, WY have a median annual income of $50,872, 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 $46,971 in 2016, which represents a 8.31% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming 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. White

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 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 Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Powell, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming 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 9651

  2. Census Tract 9652

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Powell, WY was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $68,456, followed by Census Tract 9652 and N/A, with respective values of $54,276 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Powell, WY 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 Powell, WY (734 out of 5.92k 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 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    445 ± 217

  2. Hispanic

    432 ± 253

  3. Other

    253 ± 171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powell, WY is White, followed by Hispanic 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

3.35k

2017 Value

± 470

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powell, WY grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 3.3k employees to 3.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powell, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (378 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powell, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Powell, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (378 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Powell, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.23 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Powell, WY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,125), Management Occupations ($74,722), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($73,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.35k

2017 Value

± 470

1.64%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powell, WY grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 3.3k employees to 3.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powell, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Retail Trade (475 people), and Educational Services (405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powell, WY, though some of these residents may live in Powell, WY 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 Powell, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Retail Trade (475 people), and Educational Services (405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Powell, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.1 times higher than expected), Construction (1.9 times), and Utilities (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Powell, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,583), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,674), and Educational Services ($52,212).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.2B

  2. $7.71B

  3. $5.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $27.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.71B) and Fuel oils ($5.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$63.9B

2020 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

23.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $63.9B. This is expected to increase 23.8% to $79.1B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.7B

  2. $7.52B

  3. $4.49B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $10.7B, followed by Colorado with $7.52B and Nebraska and $4.49B.

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

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Health

82.4% of the population of Powell, WY has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Powell, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Powell, WY see 835 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.845% increase from the previous year (828 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1276 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 319 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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835 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Park County, WY see an average of 835 patients per year. This represents a 0.845% increase from the previous year (828 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Park County, WY 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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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

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

17.6%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powell, WY grew by 13.4% from 15.5% to 17.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Powell, WY 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. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

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

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Diversity

Powell, WY is home to a population of 6.41k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.12% of Powell, WY residents were born outside of the country (72 people).

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Powell, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 318 Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 271 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

23

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Powell, WY was 33. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 23. But people in Powell, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Powell, WY residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

72 people

0.891%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

57 people

As of 2017, 1.12% of Powell, WY residents (72 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 Powell, WY was 0.891%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Powell, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Powell, WY was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powell, WY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.62k ± 301

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    318 ± 271

  3. White (Hispanic)

    271 ± 177

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Powell, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 318 Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 271 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    216 ± 115

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    97 ± 88

  3. Korea

    23 ± 25

Powell, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Powell, WY awarded 354 degrees. The student population of Powell, WY is skewed towards women, with 698 male students and 956 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Powell, WY are White (302 and 89.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 7.37%), Two or More Races (9 and 2.65%), and Asian (1 and 0.295%).

The largest universities in Powell, WY by number of degrees awarded are Northwest College (354 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Powell, WY are General Studies (44 and 12.4%), Welding Technology (34 and 9.6%), and Registered Nursing (22 and 6.21%).

The median tuition costs in Powell, WY 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. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Powell, WY was General Studies with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

354 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Powell, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest College with 354 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

171

Degrees Awarded to Men

183

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 171 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Powell, WY, which is 0.934 times less than the 183 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    302 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    9 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Powell, WY were to White students. These 302 degrees mean that there were 12.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Powell, WY was $179,000 in 2017, which is 0.779 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $176,000 to $179,000, a 1.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Powell, WY is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Powell, WY have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Powell, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$179,000

2017 Median

± $10,800

$176,000

2016 Median

± $11,604

In 2017, the median property value in Powell, WY grew to to $179,000 from the previous year's value of $176,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Powell, WY 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 Powell, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Household Income

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$50,872

Median Household Income

± $7,623

2.51k

Number of Households

± 409

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.51k households in Powell, WY grew to $50,872 from the previous year's value of $46,971.

The following chart displays the households in Powell, WY 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

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Powell, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Powell, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Powell, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powell, WY have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.24% of the workforce in Powell, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Walked

    14.4%

  3. Carpooled

    8.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Powell, WY was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Walked (14.4%) and those who Carpooled (8.09%).

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 Powell, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Powell, WY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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