Henderson County, TN

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Population

27,889

0.225% decline

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$42,711

2.97% growth

Number of Employees

11,255

0.671% growth

Median Property Value

$92,700

1.38% decline

About

In 2017, Henderson County, TN had a population of 27.9k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $42,711. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henderson County, TN declined from 27,952 to 27,889, a -0.225% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,478 to $42,711, a 2.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.99%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), White (Hispanic) (1.85%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.366%). N/A% of the people in Henderson County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, TN are Elite College of Cosmetology (27 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Henderson County, TN is $92,700, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Henderson County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, TN 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 Henderson County, TN employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, TN are Manufacturing (2,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,790 people), and Retail Trade (1,315 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($50,417), Utilities ($48,709), and Educational Services ($41,875).

Median household income in Henderson County, TN is $42,711. Males in Henderson County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Henderson County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,711

2017 value

± $3,237

2.97%

1 Year Growth

± 9.23%

Households in Henderson County, TN have a median annual income of $42,711, 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 $41,478 in 2016, which represents a 2.97% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

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

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

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White 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 Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee 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 9753

  2. Census Tract 9752

  3. Census Tract 9750

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, TN was Census Tract 9753 with a value of $53,739, followed by Census Tract 9752 and Census Tract 9750, with respective values of $46,696 and $45,463.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, TN (5.37k out of 27.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    4,245 ± 484

  2. Black

    788 ± 242

  3. Hispanic

    352 ± 222

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson County, TN is White, followed by Black 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

11.3k

2017 Value

± 796

0.671%

1 Year growth

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, TN grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 11.2k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,533 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,415 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henderson County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,533 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,415 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.35 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henderson County, TN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,903), Management Occupations ($61,156), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,342).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 796

0.671%

1 Year growth

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, TN grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 11.2k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,790 people), and Retail Trade (1,315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Henderson County, TN 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 Henderson County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,790 people), and Retail Trade (1,315 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.36 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.86 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henderson County, TN, by median earnings, are Information ($50,417), Utilities ($48,709), and Educational Services ($41,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Henderson County, TN has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Henderson County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, TN see 2802 patients per year on average, which represents a 20% decrease from the previous year (3501 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2318 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,802 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, TN see an average of 2,802 patients per year. This represents a 20% decrease from the previous year (3,501 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henderson County, TN 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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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

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

9.47%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

22.3%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, TN declined by 12.9% from 10.9% to 9.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henderson County, TN 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. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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

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Diversity

Henderson County, TN is home to a population of 27.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.986% of Henderson County, TN residents were born outside of the country (275 people).

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Henderson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 540 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henderson County, TN was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Henderson County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Henderson County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.986%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

275 people

0.648%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

181 people

As of 2017, 0.986% of Henderson County, TN residents (275 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 Henderson County, TN was 0.648%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Henderson County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson County, TN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Henderson County, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    24.4k ± 19

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.23k ± 161

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    540 ± 151

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Henderson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 540 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Henderson County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    658 ± 165

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    308 ± 130

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    191 ± 133

Henderson County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henderson County, TN awarded 27 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, TN is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 77 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, TN are White (24 and 88.9%), followed by Asian (1 and 3.7%), Black or African American (1 and 3.7%), and Two or More Races (1 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Elite College of Cosmetology (27 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, TN are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (15 and 55.6%) and General Cosmetology (12 and 44.4%).

The median tuition costs in Henderson County, TN 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. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Henderson County, TN was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Henderson County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Henderson County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elite College of Cosmetology with 27 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, TN, which is 0.0385 times less than the 26 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Henderson County, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henderson County, TN were to White students. These 24 degrees mean that there were 24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson County, TN was $92,700 in 2017, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,000 to $92,700, a 1.38% decrease. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, TN is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henderson County, TN have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henderson County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$92,700

2017 Median

± $3,764

$94,000

2016 Median

± $5,159

In 2017, the median property value in Henderson County, TN declined from to $92,700 from the previous year's value of $94,000.

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

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Household Income

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$42,711

Median Household Income

± $3,237

10.8k

Number of Households

± 750

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Henderson County, TN grew to $42,711 from the previous year's value of $41,478.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Henderson County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henderson County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Henderson County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, TN have a longer commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Henderson County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henderson County, TN was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Worked At Home (3.65%).

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

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