Henderson County, NC

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Population

112,156

1.13% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$50,454

4.81% growth

Number of Employees

50,174

4.81% growth

Median Property Value

$193,200

3.98% growth

About

In 2017, Henderson County, NC had a population of 112k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $50,454. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henderson County, NC grew from 110,905 to 112,156, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $48,138 to $50,454, a 4.81% increase.

The population of Henderson County, NC is 83.5% White Alone, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.14% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Henderson County, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, NC are Blue Ridge Community College (628 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Henderson County, NC is $193,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Henderson County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, NC 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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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Henderson County, NC employs 50.2k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,017 people), Manufacturing (7,129 people), and Retail Trade (6,497 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,162), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,093), and Utilities ($50,772).

Median household income in Henderson County, NC is $50,454. Males in Henderson County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Henderson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,454

2017 value

± $1,087

4.81%

1 Year Growth

± 3.79%

Households in Henderson County, NC have a median annual income of $50,454, 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 $48,138 in 2016, which represents a 4.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 9319.02

  2. Census Tract 9315

  3. Census Tract 9307.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, NC was Census Tract 9319.02 with a value of $74,231, followed by Census Tract 9315 and Census Tract 9307.01, with respective values of $67,910 and $65,625.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, NC (13.1k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    10,786 ± 796

  2. Hispanic

    2,609 ± 474

  3. Black

    1,234 ± 311

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson County, NC 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

50.2k

2017 Value

± 1,657

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, NC grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 47.9k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,750 people), and Management Occupations (5,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henderson County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,750 people), and Management Occupations (5,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.64 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.46 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henderson County, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,143), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,017), and Management Occupations ($52,232).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.2k

2017 Value

± 1,657

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson County, NC grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 47.9k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,017 people), Manufacturing (7,129 people), and Retail Trade (6,497 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Henderson County, NC 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 Henderson County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,017 people), Manufacturing (7,129 people), and Retail Trade (6,497 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henderson County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.05 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.4 times), and Construction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henderson County, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,162), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,093), and Utilities ($50,772).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

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

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Health

87.6% of the population of Henderson County, NC has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Henderson County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, NC see 1161 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1146 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1936 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 628 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,161 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, NC see an average of 1,161 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,146 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henderson County, NC 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

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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

12.4%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, NC declined by 9.84% from 13.7% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henderson County, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Henderson County, NC is home to a population of 112k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.27% of Henderson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (8.16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henderson County, NC is composed of 93.6k White Alone residents (83.5%), 11.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.95%), 3.52k Black or African American Alone residents (3.14%), 1.93k Two or More Races residents (1.72%), 1.27k Asian Alone residents (1.13%), 280 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.25%), 270 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.241%), and 86 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0767%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henderson County, NC was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Henderson County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Henderson County, NC residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.16k people

7.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.28k people

As of 2017, 7.27% of Henderson County, NC residents (8.16k 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 Henderson County, NC was 7.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Henderson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson County, NC was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    93.6k ± 404

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.2k ± 1.13k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.52k ± 380

In 2017, there were 8.39 times more White Alone residents (93.6k people) in Henderson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Hispanic or Latino and 3.52k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,819 ± 362

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,232 ± 271

  3. Korea

    1,059 ± 155

Henderson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henderson County, NC awarded 628 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, NC is skewed towards women, with 994 male students and 1,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, NC are White (514 and 81.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (62 and 9.87%), Unknown (26 and 4.14%), and Black or African American (20 and 3.18%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Blue Ridge Community College (628 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 19.9%), Welding Technology (47 and 7.48%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (39 and 6.21%).

The median tuition costs in Henderson County, NC are $N/A 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. 125 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

628 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Henderson County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Ridge Community College with 628 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

309

Degrees Awarded to Men

319

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 309 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, NC, which is 0.969 times less than the 319 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Henderson County, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    514 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    26 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henderson County, NC were to White students. These 514 degrees mean that there were 8.29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson County, NC was $193,200 in 2017, which is 0.841 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $185,800 to $193,200, a 3.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, NC is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henderson County, NC have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henderson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$193,200

2017 Median

± $5,308

$185,800

2016 Median

± $5,201

In 2017, the median property value in Henderson County, NC grew to to $193,200 from the previous year's value of $185,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Henderson County, NC 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 Henderson County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$50,454

Median Household Income

± $1,087

47.8k

Number of Households

± 1,479

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.8k households in Henderson County, NC grew to $50,454 from the previous year's value of $48,138.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Henderson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, NC have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Henderson County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henderson County, NC was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.83%).

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

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