Rock Island County, IL

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Population

146,205

0.226% decline

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$51,426

2.43% growth

Number of Employees

68,461

0.299% growth

Median Property Value

$115,600

0.873% growth

About

In 2017, Rock Island County, IL had a population of 146k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $51,426. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rock Island County, IL declined from 146,536 to 146,205, a -0.226% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,208 to $51,426, a 2.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.63%), White (Hispanic) (8.96%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%). N/A% of the people in Rock Island County, IL speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL are Black Hawk College (845 degrees awarded in 2017), Augustana College (726 degrees), and Midwest Technical Institute-Moline (182 degrees).

The median property value in Rock Island County, IL is $115,600, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Rock Island County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock Island County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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 Rock Island County, IL employs 68.5k people. The largest industries in Rock Island County, IL are Manufacturing (12,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,285 people), and Retail Trade (8,283 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,426), Utilities ($63,429), and Public Administration ($59,386).

Median household income in Rock Island County, IL is $51,426. Males in Rock Island County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Rock Island County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,426

2017 value

± $957

2.43%

1 Year Growth

± 2.9%

Households in Rock Island County, IL have a median annual income of $51,426, 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 $50,208 in 2016, which represents a 2.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rock Island County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 241.01

  2. Census Tract 230

  3. Census Tract 220

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock Island County, IL was Census Tract 241.01 with a value of $82,039, followed by Census Tract 230 and Census Tract 220, with respective values of $70,799 and $70,795.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock Island County, IL (20.6k out of 141k 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 Males < 5.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,783 ± 763

  2. Black

    4,146 ± 403

  3. Hispanic

    3,117 ± 375

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rock Island County, IL 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

68.5k

2017 Value

± 1,609

0.299%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rock Island County, IL grew at a rate of 0.299%, from 68.3k employees to 68.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock Island County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,148 people), Production Occupations (7,677 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,606 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock Island County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rock Island County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,148 people), Production Occupations (7,677 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rock Island County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rock Island County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,601), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,563), and Legal Occupations ($62,450).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.5k

2017 Value

± 1,609

0.299%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rock Island County, IL grew at a rate of 0.299%, from 68.3k employees to 68.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock Island County, IL, are Manufacturing (12,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,285 people), and Retail Trade (8,283 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock Island County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rock Island County, IL 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 Rock Island County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,285 people), and Retail Trade (8,283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rock Island County, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.84 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.6 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rock Island County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,426), Utilities ($63,429), and Public Administration ($59,386).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

92.9% of the population of Rock Island County, IL has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.975% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Rock Island County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see 1740 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.71% decrease from the previous year (1826 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1477 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 667 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,740 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see an average of 1,740 patients per year. This represents a 4.71% decrease from the previous year (1,826 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rock Island County, IL 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%).

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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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

7.12%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

0.975%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock Island County, IL declined by 12.5% from 8.14% to 7.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rock Island County, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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Diversity

Rock Island County, IL is home to a population of 146k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.86% of Rock Island County, IL residents were born outside of the country (11.5k people).

In 2017, there were 7.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rock Island County, IL was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Rock Island County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rock Island County, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.5k people

7.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 7.86% of Rock Island County, IL residents (11.5k 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 Rock Island County, IL was 7.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Rock Island County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rock Island County, IL was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    106k ± 131

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14.1k ± 541

  3. White (Hispanic)

    13.1k ± 703

In 2017, there were 7.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Rock Island County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,713 ± 320

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,432 ± 269

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,071 ± 201

Rock Island County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Rock Island County, IL awarded 1,845 degrees. The student population of Rock Island County, IL is skewed towards women, with 3,305 male students and 4,804 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rock Island County, IL are White (1,372 and 75.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (195 and 10.8%), Black or African American (111 and 6.12%), and Two or More Races (91 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Black Hawk College (845 and 45.8%), Augustana College (726 and 39.3%), and Midwest Technical Institute-Moline (182 and 9.86%).

The most popular majors in Rock Island County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (243 and 13.2%), General Business Administration & Management (123 and 6.67%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (118 and 6.4%).

The median tuition costs in Rock Island County, IL are $32,176 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 123 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rock Island County, IL was General Psychology with 55 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 845 degrees awarded

  2. 726 degrees awarded

  3. 182 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,176

Median Private

In 2017, the Rock Island County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Black Hawk College with 845 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

737

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,108

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 737 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rock Island County, IL, which is 0.665 times less than the 1,108 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

    1,372 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rock Island County, IL were to White students. These 1,372 degrees mean that there were 7.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 195 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rock Island County, IL was $115,600 in 2017, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,600 to $115,600, a 0.873% increase. The homeownership rate in Rock Island County, IL is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rock Island County, IL have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rock Island County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$115,600

2017 Median

± $1,962

$114,600

2016 Median

± $1,952

In 2017, the median property value in Rock Island County, IL grew to to $115,600 from the previous year's value of $114,600.

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

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Household Income

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$51,426

Median Household Income

± $957

60.1k

Number of Households

± 1,466

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.1k households in Rock Island County, IL grew to $51,426 from the previous year's value of $50,208.

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

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Rent vs Own

69%

2017 Homeownership

69.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Rock Island County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock Island County, IL have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Rock Island County, IL 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

    8.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rock Island County, IL was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.67%).

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

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