Cedar Rapids, IA

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Population

272,295

0.741% growth

Poverty Rate

9.35%


Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$62,882

1.28% decline

Number of Employees

142,573

1.01% decline

Median Property Value

$157,400

0.639% growth

About

In 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA had a population of 272k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $62,882. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Cedar Rapids, IA grew from 270,293 to 272,295, a 0.741% increase and its median household income declined from $63,697 to $62,882, a -1.28% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Rapids, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.14%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and White (Hispanic) (1.87%). N/A% of the people in Cedar Rapids, IA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cedar Rapids, IA are Kirkwood Community College (2,303 degrees awarded in 2017), Mount Mercy University (619 degrees), and Coe College (463 degrees).

The median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA is $157,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Cedar Rapids, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cedar Rapids, IA is 2 cars per household.

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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 Cedar Rapids, IA employs 143k people. The largest industries in Cedar Rapids, IA are Manufacturing (24,174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (22,255 people), and Retail Trade (16,432 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,735), Public Administration ($62,480), and Wholesale Trade ($54,343).

Median household income in Cedar Rapids, IA is $62,882. Males in Cedar Rapids, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,872. The income inequality in Cedar Rapids, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,882

2018 value

± $2,839

-1.28%

1 Year Growth

± 6.71%

Households in Cedar Rapids, IA have a median annual income of $62,882, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,697 in 2017, which represents a -1.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,560

Average Male Salary

± $1,647

$45,872

Average Female Salary

± $1,352

In 2018, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $54,930 ± $25,954

  2. White

    $47,771 ± $1,043

  3. Asian

    $43,191 ± $4,474

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.15 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 Cedar Rapids, IA is from Iowa.

0.44

2018 Wage GINI

0.434

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.35% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cedar Rapids, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $83,990, followed by Polk County, IA and Linn County, IA, with respective values of $68,291 and $64,103.

The following map shows all of the counties in Cedar Rapids, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cedar Rapids, IA (24.2k out of 259k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,998 ± 1,009

  2. Black

    3,242 ± 438

  3. Two Or More

    1,421 ± 312

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cedar Rapids, IA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

143k

2018 Value

± 6,021

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 5.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Cedar Rapids, IA declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 144k employees to 143k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cedar Rapids, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,531 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,860 people), and Management Occupations (12,960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cedar Rapids, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,531 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,860 people), and Management Occupations (12,960 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Cedar Rapids, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.52 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cedar Rapids, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,890), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,472), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,399).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

143k

2018 Value

± 6,021

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 5.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Cedar Rapids, IA declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 144k employees to 143k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cedar Rapids, IA, are Manufacturing (24,174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (22,255 people), and Retail Trade (16,432 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cedar Rapids, IA, though some of these residents may live in Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (24,174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (22,255 people), and Retail Trade (16,432 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Cedar Rapids, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.74 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.69 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cedar Rapids, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,735), Public Administration ($62,480), and Wholesale Trade ($54,343).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% to $363B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

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

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Health

96.1% of the population of Cedar Rapids, IA has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.98% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Cedar Rapids, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Cedar Rapids, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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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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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

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

3.87%

Uninsured

55.8%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cedar Rapids, IA grew by 35.3% from 2.86% to 3.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cedar Rapids, IA 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. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

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Diversity

Cedar Rapids, IA is home to a population of 272k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.43% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents were born outside of the country (9.26k people).

In 2018, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (237k people) in Cedar Rapids, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.02k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Cedar Rapids, IA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Cedar Rapids, IA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Cedar Rapids, IA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.26k people

3.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.22k people

As of 2017, 3.43% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents (9.26k 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 Cedar Rapids, IA was 3.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,025 ± 5,284 people

  2. India

    11,319 ± 2,607 people

  3. Vietnam

    8,255 ± 2,228 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 47,025 Iowa residents, followed by India with 11,319 and Vietnam with 8,255.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2018 Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.8% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Cedar Rapids, IA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Rapids, IA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    237k ± 177

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14k ± 1.62k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    6.02k ± 866

In 2018, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (237k people) in Cedar Rapids, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.02k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Cedar Rapids, IA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,439 ± 931

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,644 ± 789

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,432 ± 665

Cedar Rapids, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Cedar Rapids, IA awarded 3,997 degrees. The student population of Cedar Rapids, IA is skewed towards women, with 8,475 male students and 10,507 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cedar Rapids, IA are White (3,147 and 80.4%), followed by Unknown (204 and 5.21%), Black or African American (203 and 5.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (184 and 4.7%).

The largest universities in Cedar Rapids, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kirkwood Community College (2,303 and 57.6%), Mount Mercy University (619 and 15.5%), and Coe College (463 and 11.6%).

The most popular majors in Cedar Rapids, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (918 and 23%), Registered Nursing (342 and 8.56%), and General Business Administration & Management (244 and 6.1%).

The median tuition costs in Cedar Rapids, IA are $40,655 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. 918 degrees awarded

  2. 149 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cedar Rapids, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 918 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,303 degrees awarded

  2. 619 degrees awarded

  3. 463 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$40,655

Median Private

In 2017, the Cedar Rapids, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kirkwood Community College with 2,303 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,530

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,467

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,530 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cedar Rapids, IA, which is 0.62 times less than the 2,467 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

    3,147 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    204 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    203 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cedar Rapids, IA were to White students. These 3,147 degrees mean that there were 15.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 204 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA was $157,400 in 2018, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $156,400 to $157,400, a 0.639% increase. The homeownership rate in Cedar Rapids, IA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cedar Rapids, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$157,400

2018 Median

± $4,264

$156,400

2017 Median

± $3,708

In 2018, the median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA grew to to $157,400 from the previous year's value of $156,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$62,882

Median Household Income

± $2,839

109k

Number of Households

± 4,902

In 2018, the median household income of the 109k households in Cedar Rapids, IA declined from $62,882 from the previous year's value of $63,697.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2018 Homeownership

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.8% of the housing units in Cedar Rapids, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cedar Rapids, IA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Cedar Rapids, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.85%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.22%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Cedar Rapids, IA was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.85%) and those who Worked At Home (4.22%).

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

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