Wayne County, OH

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Population

115,915

0.145% growth

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$54,037

5.21% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

55,764

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$140,100

2.71% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, OH had a population of 116k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $54,037. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, OH grew from 115,747 to 115,915, a 0.145% increase and its median household income grew from $51,363 to $54,037, a 5.21% increase.

The population of Wayne County, OH is 94% White Alone, 1.86% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.61% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wayne County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wayne County, OH are The College of Wooster (497 degrees awarded in 2016), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (188 degrees), and University of Akron Wayne College (136 degrees).

The median property value in Wayne County, OH is $140,100, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in Wayne County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, OH employs 55.8k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, OH are Manufacturing (12,931 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,490 people), and Retail Trade (6,420 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,139), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,093).

Median household income in Wayne County, OH is $54,037. Males in Wayne County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Wayne County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,037

2017 value

± $1,104

5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 3.08%

Households in Wayne County, OH have a median annual income of $54,037, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,363 in 2016, which represents a 5.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 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 Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wayne County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 2

  2. Census Tract 31

  3. Census Tract 25

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, OH was Census Tract 2 with a value of $77,383, followed by Census Tract 31 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $70,667 and $69,241.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, OH (14.6k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    13,420 ± 750

  2. Hispanic

    617 ± 158

  3. Black

    461 ± 159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,404

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, OH grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 55k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,287 people), Production Occupations (6,844 people), and Management Occupations (5,050 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,287 people), Production Occupations (6,844 people), and Management Occupations (5,050 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.85 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,534), Management Occupations ($57,377), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,404

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, OH grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 55k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, OH, are Manufacturing (12,931 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,490 people), and Retail Trade (6,420 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Wayne County, OH 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 Wayne County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,931 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,490 people), and Retail Trade (6,420 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, OH has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.43 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.29 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,139), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,093).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

87.2% of the population of Wayne County, OH has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Wayne County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, OH see 1842 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.66% increase from the previous year (1777 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2329 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 342 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,842 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, OH see an average of 1,842 patients per year. This represents a 3.66% increase from the previous year (1,777 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, OH in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

12.8%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, OH declined by 0.968% from 13% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Wayne County, OH is home to a population of 116k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.11% of Wayne County, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, OH is composed of 109k White Alone residents (94%), 2.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.86%), 1.86k Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 1.6k Black or African American Alone residents (1.38%), 1.14k Asian Alone residents (0.982%), 176 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.152%), 50 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0431%), and 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0207%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wayne County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, OH was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Wayne County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, OH residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.45k people

2.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.39k people

As of 2017, 2.11% of Wayne County, OH residents (2.45k 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 Wayne County, OH was 2.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Wayne County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, OH was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 60

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.15k ± 343

  3. Two or More Races

    1.86k ± 302

In 2017, there were 50.6 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in Wayne County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.15k Hispanic or Latino and 1.86k 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 Wayne County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wayne County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wayne County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wayne County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,657 ± 286

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    865 ± 177

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    592 ± 130

Wayne County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wayne County, OH awarded 898 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, OH is skewed towards women, with 2,146 male students and 2,682 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wayne County, OH are White (732 and 84.6%), followed by Black or African American (54 and 6.24%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 3.7%), and Unknown (21 and 2.43%).

The largest universities in Wayne County, OH by number of degrees awarded are The College of Wooster (497 and 55.3%), Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (188 and 20.9%), and University of Akron Wayne College (136 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Wayne County, OH are General Organizational Communication (53 and 5.9%), General History (47 and 5.23%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (41 and 4.57%).

The median tuition costs in Wayne County, OH are $46,430 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. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wayne County, OH was General History with 47 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 497 degrees awarded

  2. 188 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$46,430

Median Private

In 2016, the Wayne County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of Wooster with 497 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

388

Degrees Awarded to Men

510

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 388 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wayne County, OH, which is 0.761 times less than the 510 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

    732 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wayne County, OH were to White students. These 732 degrees mean that there were 13.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, OH was $140,100 in 2017, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,400 to $140,100, a 2.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, OH is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, OH have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,037

Median Household Income

± $1,104

43.4k

Number of Households

± 1,196

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Wayne County, OH grew to $54,037 from the previous year's value of $51,363.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$140,100

2017 Median

± $1,829

$136,400

2016 Median

± $2,655

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, OH grew to to $140,100 from the previous year's value of $136,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73% of the housing units in Wayne County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, OH have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Wayne County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wayne County, OH was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.92%) and those who Worked At Home (4.64%).

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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