Josephine County, OR

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Population

84,514

0.537% growth

Median Age

47.6


Median Household Income

$40,705

7.49% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

30,300

2.79% growth

Median Property Value

$235,600

4.66% growth

About

In 2017, Josephine County, OR had a population of 84.5k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $40,705. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Josephine County, OR grew from 84,063 to 84,514, a 0.537% increase and its median household income grew from $37,867 to $40,705, a 7.49% increase.

The population of Josephine County, OR is 87.4% White Alone, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.13% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Josephine County, OR speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Josephine County, OR are Rogue Community College (1,280 degrees awarded in 2016) and Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty (22 degrees).

The median property value in Josephine County, OR is $235,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.4%. Most people in Josephine County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Josephine County, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Josephine County, OR employs 30.3k people. The largest industries in Josephine County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,384 people), Retail Trade (4,113 people), and Manufacturing (3,557 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($147,545), Public Administration ($50,895), and Utilities ($47,131).

Median household income in Josephine County, OR is $40,705. Males in Josephine County, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Josephine County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,705

2017 value

± $2,203

7.49%

1 Year Growth

± 6.54%

Households in Josephine County, OR have a median annual income of $40,705, 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 $37,867 in 2016, which represents a 7.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Josephine County, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon 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 3613

  2. Census Tract 3604

  3. Census Tract 3608

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Josephine County, OR was Census Tract 3613 with a value of $59,931, followed by Census Tract 3604 and Census Tract 3608, with respective values of $54,260 and $53,400.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Josephine County, OR (15.5k out of 83.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    13,975 ± 867

  2. Two Or More

    949 ± 287

  3. Hispanic

    941 ± 250

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Josephine County, OR is White, followed by Two Or More 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

30.3k

2017 Value

± 1,325

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Josephine County, OR grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 29.5k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Josephine County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,233 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,809 people), and Management Occupations (2,407 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Josephine County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Josephine County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,233 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,809 people), and Management Occupations (2,407 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Josephine County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.65 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Josephine County, OR, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($153,472), Legal Occupations ($94,063), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,261).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.3k

2017 Value

± 1,325

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Josephine County, OR grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 29.5k employees to 30.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Josephine County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,384 people), Retail Trade (4,113 people), and Manufacturing (3,557 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Josephine County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Josephine County, OR 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 Josephine County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,384 people), Retail Trade (4,113 people), and Manufacturing (3,557 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Josephine County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.57 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.28 times), and Retail Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Josephine County, OR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($147,545), Public Administration ($50,895), and Utilities ($47,131).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics ($13.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Josephine County, OR has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Josephine County, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Josephine County, OR see 1284 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1161 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1282 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 147 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,284 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Josephine County, OR see an average of 1,284 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1,161 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Josephine County, OR 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

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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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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

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

9.43%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

3.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Josephine County, OR declined by 13.2% from 10.9% to 9.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Josephine County, OR 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. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

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

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Diversity

Josephine County, OR is home to a population of 84.5k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4% of Josephine County, OR residents were born outside of the country (3.38k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Josephine County, OR is composed of 73.9k White Alone residents (87.4%), 6.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.14%), 2.65k Two or More Races residents (3.13%), 1.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.23%), 517 Asian Alone residents (0.612%), 323 Black or African American Alone residents (0.382%), 76 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0899%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00592%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Josephine County, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Josephine County, OR was 47.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Josephine County, OR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Josephine County, OR residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.38k people

3.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.1k people

As of 2017, 4% of Josephine County, OR residents (3.38k 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 Josephine County, OR was 3.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Josephine County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Josephine County, OR was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    73.9k ± 84

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.03k ± 941

  3. Two or More Races

    2.65k ± 432

In 2017, there were 12.2 times more White Alone residents (73.9k people) in Josephine County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.03k Hispanic or Latino and 2.65k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Josephine County, OR 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 Josephine County, OR 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 Josephine County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Josephine County, OR 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

    4,019 ± 375

  2. Korea

    891 ± 171

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    794 ± 232

Josephine County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Josephine County, OR awarded 1,302 degrees. The student population of Josephine County, OR is skewed towards women, with 2,088 male students and 2,850 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Josephine County, OR are White (1,018 and 78.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (154 and 11.8%), Unknown (58 and 4.45%), and Two or More Races (35 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Josephine County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Rogue Community College (1,280 and 98.3%) and Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty (22 and 1.69%).

The most popular majors in Josephine County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (223 and 17.1%), General Studies (202 and 15.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (94 and 7.22%).

The median tuition costs in Josephine County, OR 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. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 223 degrees awarded

  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Josephine County, OR was Registered Nursing with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,280 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Josephine County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rogue Community College with 1,280 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

465

Degrees Awarded to Men

837

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 465 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Josephine County, OR, which is 0.556 times less than the 837 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

    1,018 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    154 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Josephine County, OR were to White students. These 1,018 degrees mean that there were 6.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 154 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Josephine County, OR was $235,600 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $225,100 to $235,600, a 4.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Josephine County, OR is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Josephine County, OR have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Josephine County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,705

Median Household Income

± $2,203

35.6k

Number of Households

± 1,361

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.6k households in Josephine County, OR grew to $40,705 from the previous year's value of $37,867.

The following chart displays the households in Josephine County, OR 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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Housing

Property Value

$235,600

2017 Median

± $6,555

$225,100

2016 Median

± $7,261

In 2017, the median property value in Josephine County, OR grew to to $235,600 from the previous year's value of $225,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%

2017 Homeownership

66%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.4% of the housing units in Josephine County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Josephine County, OR 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 Josephine County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Josephine County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Josephine County, OR have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Josephine County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    7.24%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Josephine County, OR was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.24%) and those who Worked At Home (5.63%).

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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