Lucas County, OH

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Population

429,899

0.229% decline

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$47,360

0.11% growth

Number of Employees

197,203

0.0603% decline

Median Property Value

$117,900

1.38% growth

About

In 2018, Lucas County, OH had a population of 430k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $47,360. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lucas County, OH declined from 430,887 to 429,899, a -0.229% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,308 to $47,360, a 0.11% increase.

The population of Lucas County, OH is 68% White Alone, 18.4% Black or African American Alone, and 7.27% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lucas County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH are University of Toledo (4,685 degrees awarded in 2017), Mercy College of Ohio (403 degrees), and Lourdes University (363 degrees).

The median property value in Lucas County, OH is $117,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Lucas County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lucas County, OH 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 Lucas County, OH employs 197k people. The largest industries in Lucas County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,471 people), Manufacturing (31,338 people), and Retail Trade (20,874 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,386), Utilities ($56,875), and Public Administration ($52,783).

Median household income in Lucas County, OH is $47,360. Males in Lucas County, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,520. The income inequality in Lucas County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,360

2018 value

± $1,964

0.11%

1 Year Growth

± 5.38%

Households in Lucas County, OH have a median annual income of $47,360, 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 $47,308 in 2017, which represents a 0.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,155

Average Male Salary

± $1,041

$48,520

Average Female Salary

± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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

    $61,444 ± $4,429

  2. White

    $51,160 ± $663

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,079 ± $3,030

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lucas County, OH is from Ohio.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 76

  2. Census Tract 92.01

  3. Census Tract 91.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lucas County, OH was Census Tract 76 with a value of $122,981, followed by Census Tract 92.01 and Census Tract 91.01, with respective values of $101,836 and $98,988.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lucas County, OH (83.7k out of 423k 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 Females 18 - 24 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

    42,198 ± 1,375

  2. Black

    29,667 ± 1,125

  3. Hispanic

    8,435 ± 586

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lucas County, OH 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

197k

2018 Value

± 7,351

-0.0603%

1 Year decline

± 5.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lucas County, OH declined at a rate of -0.0603%, from 197k employees to 197k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lucas County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,775 people), Production Occupations (18,800 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,483 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,775 people), Production Occupations (18,800 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.44 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,152), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,272), and Legal Occupations ($62,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

197k

2018 Value

± 7,351

-0.0603%

1 Year decline

± 5.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lucas County, OH declined at a rate of -0.0603%, from 197k employees to 197k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lucas County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,471 people), Manufacturing (31,338 people), and Retail Trade (20,874 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lucas County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lucas County, OH 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 Lucas County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,471 people), Manufacturing (31,338 people), and Retail Trade (20,874 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.63 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lucas County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,386), Utilities ($56,875), and Public Administration ($52,783).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Lucas County, OH has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lucas County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see 1095 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1113 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1476 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,095 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see an average of 1,095 patients per year. This represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1,113 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lucas County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

6.23%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lucas County, OH grew by 28.1% from 4.86% to 6.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lucas County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Lucas County, OH is home to a population of 430k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Lucas County, OH residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lucas County, OH is composed of 292k White Alone residents (68%), 79k Black or African American Alone residents (18.4%), 31.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.27%), 17.4k Two or More Races residents (4.05%), 6.64k Asian Alone residents (1.54%), 1.88k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.437%), 880 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.205%), and 457 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.106%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lucas County, OH was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lucas County, OH are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lucas County, OH residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.4k people

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.3k people

As of 2017, 3.82% of Lucas County, OH residents (16.4k 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 Lucas County, OH was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    62,221 ± 6,108 people

  2. Mexico

    44,382 ± 5,162 people

  3. China

    35,261 ± 4,603 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 62,221 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,382 and China with 35,261.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2018 Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.3% of Lucas County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lucas County, OH was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    292k ± 1.27k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    79k ± 3.12k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31.3k ± 3.86k

In 2018, there were 3.7 times more White Alone residents (292k people) in Lucas County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79k Black or African American Alone and 31.3k 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 Lucas County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,459 ± 1,104

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,872 ± 882

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,637 ± 731

Lucas County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lucas County, OH awarded 6,730 degrees. The student population of Lucas County, OH is skewed towards women, with 11,006 male students and 14,719 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lucas County, OH are White (4,499 and 73.6%), followed by Black or African American (887 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (283 and 4.63%), and Asian (175 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Toledo (4,685 and 69.6%), Mercy College of Ohio (403 and 5.99%), and Lourdes University (363 and 5.39%).

The most popular majors in Lucas County, OH are Registered Nursing (581 and 8.63%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (303 and 4.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (260 and 3.86%).

The median tuition costs in Lucas County, OH are $13,000 for private four year colleges, and $8,052 and $17,390 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 424 degrees awarded

  2. 251 degrees awarded

  3. 190 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lucas County, OH was Registered Nursing with 424 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lucas County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,685 degrees awarded

  2. 403 degrees awarded

  3. 363 degrees awarded

$8,052

Median In-State Public

$13,000

Median Private

In 2017, the Lucas County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Toledo with 4,685 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,650

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,080

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,650 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lucas County, OH, which is 0.65 times less than the 4,080 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

    4,499 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    887 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    283 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lucas County, OH were to White students. These 4,499 degrees mean that there were 5.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 887 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lucas County, OH was $117,900 in 2018, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $116,300 to $117,900, a 1.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Lucas County, OH is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lucas County, OH have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lucas County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$117,900

2018 Median

± $3,887

$116,300

2017 Median

± $3,656

In 2018, the median property value in Lucas County, OH grew to to $117,900 from the previous year's value of $116,300.

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

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Household Income

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$47,360

Median Household Income

± $1,964

178k

Number of Households

± 6,595

In 2018, the median household income of the 178k households in Lucas County, OH grew to $47,360 from the previous year's value of $47,308.

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

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2018 Homeownership

59.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.9% of the housing units in Lucas County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lucas County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Lucas County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.17%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lucas County, OH was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.58%) and those who Worked At Home (2.17%).

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

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