Santa Rosa, CA

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Population

174,244

0.623% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$67,144

7.08% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

85,815

1.79% growth

Median Property Value

$458,500

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Rosa, CA had a population of 174k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $67,144. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Rosa, CA grew from 173,165 to 174,244, a 0.623% increase and its median household income grew from $62,705 to $67,144, a 7.08% increase.

The population of Santa Rosa, CA is 55.3% White Alone, 31.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.34% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Santa Rosa, CA speak a non-English language, and 88.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Rosa, CA are Santa Rosa Junior College (5,353 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire College (174 degrees).

The median property value in Santa Rosa, CA is $458,500, and the homeownership rate is 53.1%. Most people in Santa Rosa, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Rosa, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Santa Rosa, CA employs 85.8k people. The largest industries in Santa Rosa, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,561 people), Retail Trade (10,726 people), and Manufacturing (9,522 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,620), Utilities ($90,473), and Public Administration ($65,477).

Median household income in Santa Rosa, CA is $67,144. Males in Santa Rosa, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Santa Rosa, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,144

2017 value

± $1,689

7.08%

1 Year Growth

± 3.4%

Households in Santa Rosa, CA have a median annual income of $67,144, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,705 in 2016, which represents a 7.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Rosa, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

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

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1515.03

  2. Census Tract 1526

  3. Census Tract 1515.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Rosa, CA was Census Tract 1515.03 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 1526 and Census Tract 1515.04, with respective values of $101,705 and $88,100.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Rosa, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Rosa, CA (20.3k out of 172k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    12,097 ± 886

  2. Hispanic

    9,323 ± 848

  3. Other

    5,042 ± 667

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Rosa, CA 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

85.8k

2017 Value

± 2,222

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Rosa, CA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 84.3k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Rosa, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,579 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,535 people), and Management Occupations (8,721 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,579 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,535 people), and Management Occupations (8,721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Rosa, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.51 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Rosa, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($92,143), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($86,355), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,823).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

85.8k

2017 Value

± 2,222

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Rosa, CA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 84.3k employees to 85.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Rosa, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,561 people), Retail Trade (10,726 people), and Manufacturing (9,522 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Rosa, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Rosa, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Santa Rosa, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,561 people), Retail Trade (10,726 people), and Manufacturing (9,522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Rosa, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.67 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.36 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Rosa, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,620), Utilities ($90,473), and Public Administration ($65,477).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Santa Rosa, CA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.924% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Santa Rosa, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.45%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

0.924%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Rosa, CA declined by 12.4% from 10.8% to 9.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Rosa, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Santa Rosa, CA is home to a population of 174k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.4% of Santa Rosa, CA residents were born outside of the country (33.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Rosa, CA is composed of 96.3k White Alone residents (55.3%), 55.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (31.8%), 9.31k Asian Alone residents (5.34%), 6.47k Two or More Races residents (3.71%), 4.04k Black or African American Alone residents (2.32%), 1.44k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.828%), 1.01k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.581%), and 288 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Santa Rosa, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Rosa, CA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Santa Rosa, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Rosa, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.8k people

19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.9k people

As of 2017, 19.4% of Santa Rosa, CA residents (33.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Rosa, CA was 19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

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

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Citizenship

88.8%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.8% of Santa Rosa, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Rosa, CA was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    96.3k ± 1.54k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55.4k ± 3.5k

  3. Asian Alone

    9.31k ± 871

In 2017, there were 1.74 times more White Alone residents (96.3k people) in Santa Rosa, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k Hispanic or Latino and 9.31k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Santa Rosa, CA 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 Santa Rosa, CA 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 Santa Rosa, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Santa Rosa, CA 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

    3,366 ± 333

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,124 ± 258

  3. Korea

    932 ± 219

Santa Rosa, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Santa Rosa, CA awarded 5,527 degrees. The student population of Santa Rosa, CA is skewed towards women, with 9,647 male students and 12,027 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Rosa, CA are White (3,338 and 60.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,439 and 26.1%), Two or More Races (234 and 4.25%), and Asian (205 and 3.72%).

The largest universities in Santa Rosa, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Rosa Junior College (5,353 and 96.9%) and Empire College (174 and 3.15%).

The most popular majors in Santa Rosa, CA are Criminal Justice - Police Science (1,090 and 19.7%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (614 and 11.1%), and General Social Sciences (437 and 7.91%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Rosa, CA 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Santa Rosa, CA was Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) with 578 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Santa Rosa, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,353 degrees awarded

  2. 174 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Santa Rosa, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Rosa Junior College with 5,353 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,840

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,687

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,840 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Rosa, CA, which is 1.06 times more than the 2,687 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

    3,338 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,439 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    234 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Rosa, CA were to White students. These 3,338 degrees mean that there were 2.32 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,439 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Rosa, CA was $458,500 in 2017, which is 2.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $414,800 to $458,500, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Rosa, CA is 53.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Rosa, CA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Rosa, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,144

Median Household Income

± $1,689

64.7k

Number of Households

± 1,763

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.7k households in Santa Rosa, CA grew to $67,144 from the previous year's value of $62,705.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$458,500

2017 Median

± $6,232

$414,800

2016 Median

± $6,082

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Rosa, CA grew to to $458,500 from the previous year's value of $414,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Rosa, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Rosa, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Santa Rosa, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Rosa, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.1%

2017 Homeownership

52.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.1% of the housing units in Santa Rosa, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Rosa, CA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Santa Rosa, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Rosa, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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