Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA

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Population

115,246

1% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$50,368

2.41% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

45,826

1.66% growth

Median Property Value

$155,000

1.57% growth

About

In 2017, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $50,368. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA grew from 114,105 to 115,246, a 1% increase and its median household income grew from $49,185 to $50,368, a 2.41% increase.

The population of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is 75.5% White Alone, 16.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.03% Hispanic or Latino. 6.79% of the people in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is $155,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.3%. Most people in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA employs 45.8k people. The largest industries in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,480 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,142 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,393 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($155,558), Air transportation ($126,860), and Advertising, public relations & related services ($123,080).

Median household income in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is $50,368. Males in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,175. The income inequality in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,368

2017 value

± $1,174

2.41%

1 Year Growth

± 3.67%

Households in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have a median annual income of $50,368, 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 $49,185 in 2016, which represents a 2.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,180

Average Male Salary

± $12,359

$43,175

Average Female Salary

± $7,003

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA made 1.46 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $78,385 ± $68,701

  2. American Indian

    $64,456 ± $218,989

  3. White

    $49,980 ± $7,525

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.475

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.85% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA with a value of $115,733, followed by Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA and Forsyth County PUMA, GA, with respective values of $112,433 and $102,084.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA (17.9k out of 114k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    10,482 ± 683

  2. Black

    5,837 ± 518

  3. Hispanic

    2,185 ± 355

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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

45.8k

2017 Value

1.66%

1 Year growth

± 1.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 1.66%, from 45.1k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,562 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,317 people), and Miscellaneous managers (1,082 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,562 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,317 people), and Miscellaneous managers (1,082 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic (8.05 times higher than expected), Biological scientists (6.78 times), and Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers (5.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($352,936), Opticians, dispensing ($242,159), and Dentists ($169,630).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.8k

2017 Value

1.66%

1 Year growth

± 1.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 1.66%, from 45.1k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,480 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,142 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,393 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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 Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,480 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,142 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing (30.5 times higher than expected), Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (9.43 times), and Household appliance manufacturing (7.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($155,558), Air transportation ($126,860), and Advertising, public relations & related services ($123,080).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

86.6% of the population of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

13.4%

Uninsured

44.8%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is composed of 87k White Alone residents (75.5%), 18.9k Black or African American Alone residents (16.4%), 5.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.03%), 2.11k Asian Alone residents (1.83%), 1.07k Two or More Races residents (0.93%), 150 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), 142 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00347%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA are Spanish (4,827 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (488 speakers), and Other Languages of Asia (210 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

4.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.9k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was 4.3%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,261 ± 867 people

  2. India

    432 ± 509 people

  3. El Salvador

    361 ± 466 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,261 Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA residents, followed by India with 432 and El Salvador with 361.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87k ± 123

  2. Black or African American Alone

    18.9k ± 261

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.8k ± 785

In 2017, there were 4.6 times more White Alone residents (87k people) in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k Black or African American Alone and 5.8k 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 Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,827 speakers (4.44%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    488 speakers (0.449%)

  3. Other Languages of Asia

    210 speakers (0.193%)

6.79% of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was Spanish. 4.44% of the overall population of Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.449% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.193% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,162 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,043 ± 201

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    872 ± 189

Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was $155,000 in 2017, which is 0.712 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,600 to $155,000, a 1.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,368

Median Household Income

± $1,174

43.4k

Number of Households

± 1,261

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA grew to $50,368 from the previous year's value of $49,185.

The following chart displays the households in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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

$155,000

2017 Median

± $4,534

$152,600

2016 Median

± $4,718

In 2017, the median property value in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA grew to to $155,000 from the previous year's value of $152,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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 Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.3%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.3% of the housing units in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA 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 Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (East) PUMA, GA was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (4.7%).

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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