Shasta County, CA

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Population

178,919

0.172% decline

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$47,258

3.68% growth

Number of Employees

72,195

1.86% growth

Median Property Value

$233,500

4.47% growth

About

In 2017, Shasta County, CA had a population of 179k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $47,258. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shasta County, CA declined from 179,228 to 178,919, a -0.172% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,582 to $47,258, a 3.68% increase.

The population of Shasta County, CA is 80.4% White Alone, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.63% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Shasta County, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shasta County, CA are Shasta College (1,242 degrees awarded in 2017), Simpson University (362 degrees), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (70 degrees).

The median property value in Shasta County, CA is $233,500, and the homeownership rate is 62.6%. Most people in Shasta County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Shasta County, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Lassen Peak, also known as Mount Lassen, is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Located in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Lassen rises 2,000 ft (600 m) above the surrounding terrain and has a volume of 0.5 cu mi (2 km3), making it one of the largest lava domes on Earth.

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 Shasta County, CA employs 72.2k people. The largest industries in Shasta County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,654), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,388), and Wholesale Trade ($48,281).

Median household income in Shasta County, CA is $47,258. Males in Shasta County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Shasta County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,258

2017 value

± $1,104

3.68%

1 Year Growth

± 3.04%

Households in Shasta County, CA have a median annual income of $47,258, 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 $45,582 in 2016, which represents a 3.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Shasta County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 110.01

  2. Census Tract 114.02

  3. Census Tract 106.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shasta County, CA was Census Tract 110.01 with a value of $83,750, followed by Census Tract 114.02 and Census Tract 106.01, with respective values of $80,588 and $78,125.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shasta County, CA (32k out of 176k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    25,913 ± 1,095

  2. Hispanic

    5,041 ± 518

  3. Two Or More

    1,777 ± 297

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shasta County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

72.2k

2017 Value

± 1,813

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shasta County, CA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 70.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shasta County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,465 people), and Management Occupations (5,679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shasta County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shasta County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,465 people), and Management Occupations (5,679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shasta County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shasta County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,125), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,648), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.2k

2017 Value

± 1,813

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shasta County, CA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 70.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shasta County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shasta County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Shasta County, CA 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 Shasta County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shasta County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.79 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.54 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shasta County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,654), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,388), and Wholesale Trade ($48,281).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Shasta County, CA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Shasta County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Shasta County, CA see 1370 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.99% increase from the previous year (1257 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1382 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 360 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,370 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Shasta County, CA see an average of 1,370 patients per year. This represents a 8.99% increase from the previous year (1,257 patients).

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

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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

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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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

9.41%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shasta County, CA declined by 18.6% from 11.6% to 9.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shasta County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Shasta County, CA is home to a population of 179k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.28% of Shasta County, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.44k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Shasta County, CA is composed of 144k White Alone residents (80.4%), 17.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.62%), 6.49k Two or More Races residents (3.63%), 5.2k Asian Alone residents (2.9%), 3.92k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.19%), 1.95k Black or African American Alone residents (1.09%), 124 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0693%), and 106 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0592%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shasta County, CA was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Shasta County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Shasta County, CA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.44k people

4.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.62k people

As of 2017, 5.28% of Shasta County, CA residents (9.44k 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 Shasta County, CA was 4.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Shasta County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shasta County, CA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    144k ± 207

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17.2k ± 1.14k

  3. Two or More Races

    6.49k ± 681

In 2017, there were 8.36 times more White Alone residents (144k people) in Shasta County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.2k Hispanic or Latino and 6.49k 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 Shasta County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,923 ± 342

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,873 ± 268

  3. Korea

    1,625 ± 185

Shasta County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Shasta County, CA awarded 1,686 degrees. The student population of Shasta County, CA is skewed towards women, with 4,102 male students and 6,087 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shasta County, CA are White (1,143 and 68.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (225 and 13.4%), Unknown (86 and 5.12%), and Asian (69 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in Shasta County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Shasta College (1,242 and 73.7%), Simpson University (362 and 21.5%), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (70 and 4.15%).

The most popular majors in Shasta County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (351 and 20.8%), General Business Administration & Management (116 and 6.88%), and General Psychology (111 and 6.58%).

The median tuition costs in Shasta County, CA are $19,225 for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $6,720 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Shasta County, CA was General Social Sciences with 67 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,242 degrees awarded

  2. 362 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

$1,104

Median In-State Public

$19,225

Median Private

In 2017, the Shasta County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shasta College with 1,242 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

595

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,091

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 595 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shasta County, CA, which is 0.545 times less than the 1,091 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Shasta County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,143 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    225 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    86 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Shasta County, CA were to White students. These 1,143 degrees mean that there were 5.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 225 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shasta County, CA was $233,500 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $223,500 to $233,500, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Shasta County, CA is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shasta County, CA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shasta County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$233,500

2017 Median

± $4,093

$223,500

2016 Median

± $3,988

In 2017, the median property value in Shasta County, CA grew to to $233,500 from the previous year's value of $223,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,258

Median Household Income

± $1,104

70.5k

Number of Households

± 1,662

In 2017, the median household income of the 70.5k households in Shasta County, CA grew to $47,258 from the previous year's value of $45,582.

The following chart displays the households in Shasta County, CA 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 Shasta County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shasta County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.6% of the housing units in Shasta County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shasta County, CA have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Shasta County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    7.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shasta County, CA was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.5%) and those who Worked At Home (5.77%).

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

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