Sanpete County, UT

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Population

28,892

1.19% growth

Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$50,928

4.22% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

10,784

2.51% growth

Median Property Value

$169,400

2.85% growth

About

In 2017, Sanpete County, UT had a population of 28.9k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $50,928. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sanpete County, UT grew from 28,551 to 28,892, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $48,866 to $50,928, a 4.22% increase.

The population of Sanpete County, UT is 86.1% White Alone, 9.54% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.49% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sanpete County, UT speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sanpete County, UT are Snow College (968 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sanpete County, UT is $169,400, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Sanpete County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Sanpete County, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sanpete County, UT employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Sanpete County, UT are Educational Services (1,698 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,123 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,799), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,455), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,227).

Median household income in Sanpete County, UT is $50,928. Males in Sanpete County, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Sanpete County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,928

2017 value

± $2,718

4.22%

1 Year Growth

± 8.76%

Households in Sanpete County, UT have a median annual income of $50,928, 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 $48,866 in 2016, which represents a 4.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Utah made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Utah 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. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Utah workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sanpete County, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah 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 9721

  2. Census Tract 9723

  3. Census Tract 9722

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sanpete County, UT was Census Tract 9721 with a value of $54,363, followed by Census Tract 9723 and Census Tract 9722, with respective values of $53,333 and $51,167.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sanpete County, UT (4.37k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. 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

    3,933 ± 417

  2. Hispanic

    344 ± 115

  3. Other

    210 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sanpete County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

10.8k

2017 Value

± 611

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 7.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sanpete County, UT grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 10.5k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sanpete County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,448 people), Management Occupations (1,097 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sanpete County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sanpete County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,448 people), Management Occupations (1,097 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanpete County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.41 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.03 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sanpete County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,250), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,054), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,558).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.8k

2017 Value

± 611

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 7.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sanpete County, UT grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 10.5k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sanpete County, UT, are Educational Services (1,698 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,123 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sanpete County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Sanpete County, UT 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 Sanpete County, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,698 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanpete County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.19 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.38 times), and Educational Services (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sanpete County, UT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,799), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,455), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,227).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($12.7B) and Textiles/leather ($12.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

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

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Health

86.9% of the population of Sanpete County, UT has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sanpete County, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658).

Primary care physicians in Sanpete County, UT see 1693 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.02% increase from the previous year (1582 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2262 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 125 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,693 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sanpete County, UT see an average of 1,693 patients per year. This represents a 7.02% increase from the previous year (1,582 patients).

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

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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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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

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

13.1%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sanpete County, UT declined by 13.6% from 15.1% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sanpete County, UT 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. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

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

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Diversity

Sanpete County, UT is home to a population of 28.9k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.3% of Sanpete County, UT residents were born outside of the country (1.24k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sanpete County, UT is composed of 24.9k White Alone residents (86.1%), 2.76k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.54%), 431 Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 292 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.01%), 268 Black or African American Alone residents (0.928%), 148 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.512%), 119 Asian Alone residents (0.412%), and 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0485%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sanpete County, UT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sanpete County, UT was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Sanpete County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sanpete County, UT residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.24k people

4.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.17k people

As of 2017, 4.3% of Sanpete County, UT residents (1.24k 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 Sanpete County, UT was 4.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Utah was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Utah residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Sanpete County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sanpete County, UT was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.9k ± 9

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.76k ± 399

  3. Two or More Races

    431 ± 104

In 2017, there were 9.02 times more White Alone residents (24.9k people) in Sanpete County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Hispanic or Latino and 431 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 Sanpete County, UT 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 Sanpete County, UT 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 Sanpete County, UT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sanpete County, UT 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

    550 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    255 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    205 ± 69

Sanpete County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sanpete County, UT awarded 968 degrees. The student population of Sanpete County, UT is skewed towards women, with 2,484 male students and 2,866 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sanpete County, UT are White (865 and 91.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 2.64%), Unknown (19 and 2.01%), and Asian (14 and 1.48%).

The largest universities in Sanpete County, UT by number of degrees awarded are Snow College (968 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sanpete County, UT are General Studies (400 and 41.3%), Registered Nursing (68 and 7.02%), and General Music (48 and 4.96%).

The median tuition costs in Sanpete County, UT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,196 and $11,674 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 390 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sanpete County, UT was General Business with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

968 degrees awarded

$3,196

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sanpete County, UT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Snow College with 968 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

376

Degrees Awarded to Men

592

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 376 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sanpete County, UT, which is 0.635 times less than the 592 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

    865 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sanpete County, UT were to White students. These 865 degrees mean that there were 34.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sanpete County, UT was $169,400 in 2017, which is 0.778 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,700 to $169,400, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Sanpete County, UT is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sanpete County, UT have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sanpete County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,928

Median Household Income

± $2,718

8.37k

Number of Households

± 495

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.37k households in Sanpete County, UT grew to $50,928 from the previous year's value of $48,866.

The following chart displays the households in Sanpete County, UT 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

$169,400

2017 Median

± $4,756

$164,700

2016 Median

± $4,221

In 2017, the median property value in Sanpete County, UT grew to to $169,400 from the previous year's value of $164,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Sanpete County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sanpete County, UT 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 Sanpete County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sanpete County, UT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sanpete County, UT have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.3% of the workforce in Sanpete County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sanpete County, UT was Drove Alone (72.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Worked At Home (7.18%).

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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