Mesquite, TX

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Population

144,118

0.241% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$52,167

2.68% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

69,482

0.023% decline

Median Property Value

$119,000

5.87% growth

About

In 2017, Mesquite, TX had a population of 144k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $52,167. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mesquite, TX grew from 143,771 to 144,118, a 0.241% increase and its median household income grew from $50,804 to $52,167, a 2.68% increase.

The population of Mesquite, TX is 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 31.5% White Alone, and 24.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Mesquite, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mesquite, TX are Eastfield College (1,896 degrees awarded in 2016), Carrington College-Mesquite (190 degrees), and Hands on Therapy (76 degrees).

The median property value in Mesquite, TX is $119,000, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Mesquite, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Mesquite, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mesquite, TX employs 69.5k people. The largest industries in Mesquite, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,150 people), Retail Trade (8,038 people), and Construction (7,403 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,558), Public Administration ($45,676), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,637).

Median household income in Mesquite, TX is $52,167. Males in Mesquite, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Mesquite, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,167

2017 value

± $1,368

2.68%

1 Year Growth

± 4.03%

Households in Mesquite, TX have a median annual income of $52,167, 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 $50,804 in 2016, which represents a 2.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Mesquite, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 502.06

  2. Census Tract 178.12

  3. Census Tract 175

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mesquite, TX was Census Tract 502.06 with a value of $101,423, followed by Census Tract 178.12 and Census Tract 175, with respective values of $69,342 and $66,717.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mesquite, TX (20.5k out of 143k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,879 ± 1,089

  2. Hispanic

    9,588 ± 980

  3. Black

    5,547 ± 714

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mesquite, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

69.5k

2017 Value

± 2,080

-0.023%

1 Year decline

± 4.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mesquite, TX declined at a rate of -0.023%, from 69.5k employees to 69.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mesquite, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,830 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,554 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,895 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,830 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,554 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,895 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesquite, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.5 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,705), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,486), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.5k

2017 Value

± 2,080

-0.023%

1 Year decline

± 4.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mesquite, TX declined at a rate of -0.023%, from 69.5k employees to 69.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mesquite, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,150 people), Retail Trade (8,038 people), and Construction (7,403 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mesquite, TX, though some of these residents may live in Mesquite, TX 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 Mesquite, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,150 people), Retail Trade (8,038 people), and Construction (7,403 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesquite, TX has an unusually high number of Construction (1.7 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.43 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mesquite, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,558), Public Administration ($45,676), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,637).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

78.5% of the population of Mesquite, TX has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 7.67% on Medicare, 8.58% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mesquite, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Mesquite, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

21.5%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

20%

Medicaid

7.67%

Medicare

8.58%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mesquite, TX declined by 4.5% from 22.5% to 21.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mesquite, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Mesquite, TX is home to a population of 144k people, from which 87.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mesquite, TX residents were born outside of the country (26.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mesquite, TX is composed of 56.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (38.9%), 45.3k White Alone residents (31.5%), 35.6k Black or African American Alone residents (24.7%), 4.02k Asian Alone residents (2.79%), 2.5k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 438 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.304%), 72 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.05%), and 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00971%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mesquite, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mesquite, TX was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Mesquite, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mesquite, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    26.8k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Mesquite, TX residents (26.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mesquite, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

87.5%

2017 Citizenship

88.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.5% of Mesquite, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mesquite, TX was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    56.1k ± 2.7k

  2. White Alone

    45.3k ± 1.54k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    35.6k ± 2.11k

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (56.1k people) in Mesquite, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.3k White Alone and 35.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,012 ± 284

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,277 ± 304

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,100 ± 265

Mesquite, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mesquite, TX awarded 2,196 degrees. The student population of Mesquite, TX is skewed towards women, with 6,031 male students and 9,308 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mesquite, TX are Hispanic or Latino (942 and 42.9%), followed by White (664 and 30.3%), Black or African American (451 and 20.5%), and Asian (68 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Mesquite, TX by number of degrees awarded are Eastfield College (1,896 and 86.3%), Carrington College-Mesquite (190 and 8.65%), and Hands on Therapy (76 and 3.46%).

The most popular majors in Mesquite, TX are General Studies (823 and 37.5%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (271 and 12.3%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (199 and 9.06%).

The median tuition costs in Mesquite, TX 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. 823 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mesquite, TX was General Studies with 823 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,896 degrees awarded

  2. 190 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mesquite, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastfield College with 1,896 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,009

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,187

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,009 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mesquite, TX, which is 0.85 times less than the 1,187 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    942 degrees awarded

  2. White

    664 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    451 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mesquite, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 942 degrees mean that there were 1.42 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 664 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mesquite, TX was $119,000 in 2017, which is 0.547 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $119,000, a 5.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Mesquite, TX is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mesquite, TX have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mesquite, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,167

Median Household Income

± $1,368

46.9k

Number of Households

± 1,656

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.9k households in Mesquite, TX grew to $52,167 from the previous year's value of $50,804.

The following chart displays the households in Mesquite, TX 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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Housing

Property Value

$119,000

2017 Median

± $2,321

$112,400

2016 Median

± $2,145

In 2017, the median property value in Mesquite, TX grew to to $119,000 from the previous year's value of $112,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mesquite, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mesquite, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

57.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Mesquite, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mesquite, TX have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Mesquite, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Other

    3.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mesquite, TX was Drove Alone (79.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (13%) and those who Other (3.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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