Socorro County, NM

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Population

17,098

1.3% decline

Poverty Rate

26.6%


Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$34,008

1.55% decline

Number of Employees

5,856

1.95% growth

Median Property Value

$103,000

14.3% decline

About

In 2017, Socorro County, NM had a population of 17.1k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $34,008. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Socorro County, NM declined from 17,324 to 17,098, a -1.3% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,542 to $34,008, a -1.55% decrease.

The population of Socorro County, NM is 49.7% Hispanic or Latino, 35.1% White Alone, and 8.77% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Socorro County, NM speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Socorro County, NM are New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (408 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Socorro County, NM is $103,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Socorro County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Socorro County, NM is 3 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 Socorro County, NM employs 5.86k people. The largest industries in Socorro County, NM are Educational Services (1,563 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), and Retail Trade (440 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,938), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,146), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,333).

Median household income in Socorro County, NM is $34,008. Males in Socorro County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Socorro County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,008

2017 value

± $3,304

-1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Socorro County, NM have a median annual income of $34,008, 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 $34,542 in 2016, which represents a -1.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

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

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

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Socorro County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico 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 9783.01

  2. Census Tract 9782

  3. Census Tract 9783.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Socorro County, NM was Census Tract 9783.01 with a value of $40,000, followed by Census Tract 9782 and Census Tract 9783.02, with respective values of $37,621 and $37,361.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Socorro County, NM (4.41k out of 16.6k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    3,358 ± 530

  2. Hispanic

    2,143 ± 472

  3. Native American

    625 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Socorro County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

5.86k

2017 Value

± 707

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Socorro County, NM grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 5.74k employees to 5.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Socorro County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,088 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (530 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Socorro County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Socorro County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,088 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (530 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Socorro County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.15 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.15 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Socorro County, NM, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,333), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,354), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($52,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.86k

2017 Value

± 707

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Socorro County, NM grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 5.74k employees to 5.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Socorro County, NM, are Educational Services (1,563 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), and Retail Trade (440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Socorro County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Socorro County, NM 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 Socorro County, NM, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,563 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), and Retail Trade (440 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Socorro County, NM has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.88 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.6 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Socorro County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,938), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,146), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Socorro County, NM has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 28.5% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Socorro County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Socorro County, NM see 1917 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.312% decrease from the previous year (1923 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2128 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 655 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,917 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Socorro County, NM see an average of 1,917 patients per year. This represents a 0.312% decrease from the previous year (1,923 patients).

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

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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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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

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

12.5%

Uninsured

32.7%

Employer Coverage

28.5%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Socorro County, NM declined by 17.7% from 15.2% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Socorro County, NM 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Socorro County, NM is home to a population of 17.1k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.77% of Socorro County, NM residents were born outside of the country (986 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Socorro County, NM is composed of 8.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (49.7%), 6k White Alone residents (35.1%), 1.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.77%), 706 Two or More Races residents (4.13%), 369 Asian Alone residents (2.16%), 12 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0702%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0702%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Socorro County, NM was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Socorro County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Socorro County, NM residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

986 people

4.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

862 people

As of 2017, 5.77% of Socorro County, NM residents (986 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 Socorro County, NM was 4.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Socorro County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Socorro County, NM was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8.5k ± 718

  2. White Alone

    6k ± 24

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.5k ± 356

In 2017, there were 1.42 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (8.5k people) in Socorro County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6k White Alone and 1.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Socorro County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    412 ± 129

  2. World War II

    118 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    85 ± 59

Socorro County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Socorro County, NM awarded 408 degrees. The student population of Socorro County, NM is skewed towards men, with 1,318 male students and 691 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Socorro County, NM are White (228 and 62.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (90 and 24.7%), Two or More Races (19 and 5.21%), and Asian (12 and 3.29%).

The largest universities in Socorro County, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (408 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Socorro County, NM are Mechanical Engineering (73 and 17.9%), Petroleum Engineering (60 and 14.7%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (35 and 8.58%).

The median tuition costs in Socorro County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,133 and $19,941 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Socorro County, NM was Petroleum Engineering with 46 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

408 degrees awarded

$6,133

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Socorro County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with 408 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

269

Degrees Awarded to Men

139

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 269 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Socorro County, NM, which is 1.94 times more than the 139 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Socorro County, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    228 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Socorro County, NM were to White students. These 228 degrees mean that there were 2.53 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Socorro County, NM was $103,000 in 2017, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,200 to $103,000, a 14.3% decrease. The homeownership rate in Socorro County, NM is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Socorro County, NM have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Socorro County, NM is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,000

2017 Median

± $19,295

$120,200

2016 Median

± $15,939

In 2017, the median property value in Socorro County, NM declined from to $103,000 from the previous year's value of $120,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Socorro County, NM 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 Socorro County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$34,008

Median Household Income

± $3,304

4.7k

Number of Households

± 408

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.7k households in Socorro County, NM declined from $34,008 from the previous year's value of $34,542.

The following chart displays the households in Socorro County, NM 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Socorro County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Socorro County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

71.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in Socorro County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Socorro County, NM have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.246% of the workforce in Socorro County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.1%

  3. Walked

    7.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Socorro County, NM was Drove Alone (70.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.1%) and those who Walked (7.39%).

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

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Socorro County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Socorro County, NM have 3 cars, followed by 1 car.

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