Apache County, AZ

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Population

71,602

1.03% decline

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$32,360

0.308% decline

Poverty Rate

35.9%


Number of Employees

18,197

0.334% decline

Median Property Value

$72,800

6.55% decline

About

In 2017, Apache County, AZ had a population of 71.6k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $32,360. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Apache County, AZ declined from 72,346 to 71,602, a -1.03% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,460 to $32,360, a -0.308% decrease.

The population of Apache County, AZ is 72.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 18.5% White Alone, and 6.11% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Apache County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Apache County, AZ are Dine College (210 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Apache County, AZ is $72,800, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Apache County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Apache County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Apache County, AZ employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Apache County, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), Educational Services (3,104 people), and Public Administration (2,065 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,464), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,645), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,423).

Median household income in Apache County, AZ is $32,360. Males in Apache County, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Apache County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,360

2017 value

± $1,213

-0.308%

1 Year Growth

± 5.69%

Households in Apache County, AZ have a median annual income of $32,360, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,460 in 2016, which represents a -0.308% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 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 Apache County, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona 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 9705.02

  2. Census Tract 9705.01

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Apache County, AZ was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $63,571, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $52,500 and $48,011.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Apache County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Apache County, AZ (25.2k out of 70.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 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. Native American

    22,316 ± 562

  2. White

    2,036 ± 320

  3. Hispanic

    1,219 ± 240

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Apache County, AZ is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.2k

2017 Value

± 719

-0.334%

1 Year decline

± 5.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Apache County, AZ declined at a rate of -0.334%, from 18.3k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Apache County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,300 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,670 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,445 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Apache County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Apache County, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,300 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,670 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Apache County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.71 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Apache County, AZ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,962), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,466), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($56,429).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.2k

2017 Value

± 719

-0.334%

1 Year decline

± 5.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Apache County, AZ declined at a rate of -0.334%, from 18.3k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Apache County, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), Educational Services (3,104 people), and Public Administration (2,065 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Apache County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Apache County, AZ 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 Apache County, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), Educational Services (3,104 people), and Public Administration (2,065 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Apache County, AZ has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.87 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.43 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Apache County, AZ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,464), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,645), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,423).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

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

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Health

77.1% of the population of Apache County, AZ has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 37% on Medicaid, 8.82% on Medicare, 4.67% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Apache County, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Apache County, AZ see 3404 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.468% decrease from the previous year (3420 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1523 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1179 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,404 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Apache County, AZ see an average of 3,404 patients per year. This represents a 0.468% decrease from the previous year (3,420 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Apache County, AZ in comparison to neighboring states.

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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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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

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

22.9%

Uninsured

25.5%

Employer Coverage

37%

Medicaid

8.82%

Medicare

4.67%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Apache County, AZ declined by 2.74% from 23.6% to 22.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Apache County, AZ 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. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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

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Diversity

Apache County, AZ is home to a population of 71.6k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.94% of Apache County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Apache County, AZ is composed of 52.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (72.8%), 13.2k White Alone residents (18.5%), 4.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.11%), 1.2k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 355 Black or African American Alone residents (0.496%), 248 Asian Alone residents (0.346%), 54 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0754%), and 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0489%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Apache County, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Apache County, AZ was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Apache County, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Apache County, AZ residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.39k people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.24k people

As of 2017, 1.94% of Apache County, AZ residents (1.39k 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 Apache County, AZ was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Apache County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Apache County, AZ was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    52.1k ± 299

  2. White Alone

    13.2k ± 7

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.37k ± 431

In 2017, there were 3.94 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (52.1k people) in Apache County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k White Alone and 4.37k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Apache County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Apache County, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Apache County, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Apache County, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,285 ± 181

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    345 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    266 ± 115

Apache County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Apache County, AZ awarded 210 degrees. The student population of Apache County, AZ is skewed towards women, with 463 male students and 933 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Apache County, AZ are American Indian or Alaska Native (210 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Apache County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Dine College (210 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Apache County, AZ are Other Health Preparatory Programs (39 and 18.6%), General Social Sciences (33 and 15.7%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (29 and 13.8%).

The median tuition costs in Apache County, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $660 and $660 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Apache County, AZ was Other Health Preparatory Programs with 39 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

210 degrees awarded

$660

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Apache County, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dine College with 210 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

54

Degrees Awarded to Men

156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 54 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Apache County, AZ, which is 0.346 times less than the 156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    210 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Apache County, AZ were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 210 degrees mean that there were N/A times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Apache County, AZ was $72,800 in 2017, which is 0.335 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,900 to $72,800, a 6.55% decrease. The homeownership rate in Apache County, AZ is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Apache County, AZ have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Apache County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,360

Median Household Income

± $1,213

19.5k

Number of Households

± 638

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.5k households in Apache County, AZ declined from $32,360 from the previous year's value of $32,460.

The following chart displays the households in Apache County, AZ 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$72,800

2017 Median

± $1,929

$77,900

2016 Median

± $3,081

In 2017, the median property value in Apache County, AZ declined from to $72,800 from the previous year's value of $77,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Apache County, AZ 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 Apache County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Apache County, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Apache County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Apache County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Apache County, AZ have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.79% of the workforce in Apache County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    8.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Apache County, AZ was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.93%) and those who Worked At Home (6.2%).

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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