Prescott, AZ

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Population

220,972

1.09% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Median Age

52.2


Median Household Income

$48,259

3.48% growth

Number of Employees

83,535

0.725% growth

Median Property Value

$215,000

7.88% growth

About

In 2017, Prescott, AZ had a population of 221k people with a median age of 52.2 and a median household income of $48,259. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prescott, AZ grew from 218,586 to 220,972, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $46,638 to $48,259, a 3.48% increase.

The population of Prescott, AZ is 80.9% White Alone, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.89% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Prescott, AZ speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prescott, AZ are Yavapai College (1,645 degrees awarded in 2017), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (461 degrees), and Prescott College (221 degrees).

The median property value in Prescott, AZ is $215,000, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Prescott, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Prescott, AZ 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 Prescott, AZ employs 83.5k people. The largest industries in Prescott, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,435 people), Retail Trade (10,951 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,404 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,232), Utilities ($52,208), and Public Administration ($50,499).

Median household income in Prescott, AZ is $48,259. Males in Prescott, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Prescott, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,259

2017 value

± $1,287

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 3.5%

Households in Prescott, AZ have a median annual income of $48,259, 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 $46,638 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 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 Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prescott, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prescott, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $65,252, followed by Coconino County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $61,843 and $59,058.

The following map shows all of the counties in Prescott, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prescott, AZ (31.9k out of 217k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    27,706 ± 1,380

  2. Hispanic

    6,977 ± 688

  3. Other

    1,564 ± 399

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prescott, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

83.5k

2017 Value

± 2,223

0.725%

1 Year growth

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prescott, AZ grew at a rate of 0.725%, from 82.9k employees to 83.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prescott, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,327 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,101 people), and Management Occupations (7,578 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,327 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,101 people), and Management Occupations (7,578 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Prescott, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.35 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,116), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,042), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,518).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

83.5k

2017 Value

± 2,223

0.725%

1 Year growth

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prescott, AZ grew at a rate of 0.725%, from 82.9k employees to 83.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prescott, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,435 people), Retail Trade (10,951 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,404 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prescott, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Prescott, AZ 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 Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,435 people), Retail Trade (10,951 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,404 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Prescott, AZ has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.09 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.49 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,232), Utilities ($52,208), and Public Administration ($50,499).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $26.7B

  2. $23.8B

  3. $18.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $26.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.8B) and Electronics ($18.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$177B

2020 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

63.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $177B. This is expected to increase 63.9% to $290B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.2B

  2. $9.42B

  3. $4.47B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $25.2B, followed by Texas with $9.42B and New Mexico and $4.47B.

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

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Health

88.7% of the population of Prescott, AZ has health coverage, with 30.2% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 3.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Prescott, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Prescott, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

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

11.3%

Uninsured

30.2%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

21.1%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

3.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prescott, AZ declined by 12% from 12.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prescott, AZ 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. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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

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Diversity

Prescott, AZ is home to a population of 221k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.36% of Prescott, AZ residents were born outside of the country (14.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Prescott, AZ is composed of 179k White Alone residents (80.9%), 31.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.3%), 4.18k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 3.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.47%), 1.96k Asian Alone residents (0.887%), 1.14k Black or African American Alone residents (0.518%), 122 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0552%), and 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0163%).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prescott, AZ was 52.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Prescott, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Prescott, AZ residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.1k people

6.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.1k people

As of 2017, 6.36% of Prescott, AZ residents (14.1k 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 Prescott, AZ was 6.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Prescott, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prescott, AZ was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    179k ± 104

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31.5k ± 1.53k

  3. Two or More Races

    4.18k ± 332

In 2017, there were 5.67 times more White Alone residents (179k people) in Prescott, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.5k Hispanic or Latino and 4.18k 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 Prescott, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,470 ± 714

  2. Korea

    2,587 ± 360

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,444 ± 434

Prescott, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Prescott, AZ awarded 2,327 degrees. The student population of Prescott, AZ is skewed towards men, with 5,415 male students and 5,329 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prescott, AZ are White (1,385 and 61.3%), followed by Unknown (393 and 17.4%), Hispanic or Latino (285 and 12.6%), and Two or More Races (81 and 3.59%).

The largest universities in Prescott, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Yavapai College (1,645 and 70.7%), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (461 and 19.8%), and Prescott College (221 and 9.5%).

The most popular majors in Prescott, AZ are General Studies (457 and 19.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (162 and 6.96%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (126 and 5.41%).

The median tuition costs in Prescott, AZ are $31,152 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Prescott, AZ was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 63 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,645 degrees awarded

  2. 461 degrees awarded

  3. 221 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,152

Median Private

In 2017, the Prescott, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yavapai College with 1,645 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,169

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,158

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,169 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prescott, AZ, which is 1.01 times more than the 1,158 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

    1,385 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    393 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    285 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prescott, AZ were to White students. These 1,385 degrees mean that there were 3.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 393 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prescott, AZ was $215,000 in 2017, which is 0.936 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $199,300 to $215,000, a 7.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Prescott, AZ is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prescott, AZ have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prescott, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$215,000

2017 Median

± $4,772

$199,300

2016 Median

± $4,695

In 2017, the median property value in Prescott, AZ grew to to $215,000 from the previous year's value of $199,300.

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

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Household Income

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$48,259

Median Household Income

± $1,287

94.3k

Number of Households

± 2,303

In 2017, the median household income of the 94.3k households in Prescott, AZ grew to $48,259 from the previous year's value of $46,638.

The following chart displays the households in Prescott, AZ 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

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Prescott, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prescott, AZ have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.65% of the workforce in Prescott, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Prescott, AZ was Drove Alone (75.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.8%) and those who Worked At Home (7.33%).

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

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