Bridgeport, WV

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Population

8,382

0.215% growth

Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$82,359

2.36% growth

Poverty Rate

2.69%


Number of Employees

4,333

2.51% growth

Median Property Value

$206,800

3.92% growth

About

In 2017, Bridgeport, WV had a population of 8.38k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $82,359. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bridgeport, WV grew from 8,364 to 8,382, a 0.215% increase and its median household income grew from $80,462 to $82,359, a 2.36% increase.

The population of Bridgeport, WV is 92.7% White Alone, 2.88% Asian Alone, and 1.69% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bridgeport, WV speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgeport, WV are West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (98 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bridgeport, WV is $206,800, and the homeownership rate is 82.6%. Most people in Bridgeport, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgeport, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Bridgeport, WV employs 4.33k people. The largest industries in Bridgeport, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (723 people), Educational Services (510 people), and Public Administration (505 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,821), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,167).

Median household income in Bridgeport, WV is $82,359. Males in Bridgeport, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Bridgeport, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,359

2017 value

± $9,617

2.36%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Bridgeport, WV have a median annual income of $82,359, 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 $80,462 in 2016, which represents a 2.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgeport, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia 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 321.02

  2. Census Tract 321.01

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bridgeport, WV was Census Tract 321.02 with a value of $81,149, followed by Census Tract 321.01 and N/A, with respective values of $68,438 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgeport, WV (223 out of 8.28k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    223 ± 108

  2. Black

    0 ± 82

  3. Native American

    0 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgeport, WV is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.33k

2017 Value

± 430

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgeport, WV grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 4.23k employees to 4.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgeport, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (640 people), Management Occupations (582 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (640 people), Management Occupations (582 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgeport, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.34 times), and Legal Occupations (2.07 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bridgeport, WV, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($208,169), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($144,861), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($103,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.33k

2017 Value

± 430

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bridgeport, WV grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 4.23k employees to 4.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgeport, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (723 people), Educational Services (510 people), and Public Administration (505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgeport, WV, though some of these residents may live in Bridgeport, WV 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 Bridgeport, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (723 people), Educational Services (510 people), and Public Administration (505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bridgeport, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.36 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.5 times), and Utilities (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bridgeport, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($107,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,821), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

96.6% of the population of Bridgeport, WV has health coverage, with 59.6% on employee plans, 6.19% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bridgeport, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Bridgeport, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

3.41%

Uninsured

59.6%

Employer Coverage

6.19%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgeport, WV declined by 10.9% from 3.82% to 3.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bridgeport, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Bridgeport, WV is home to a population of 8.38k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bridgeport, WV residents were born outside of the country (211 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bridgeport, WV is composed of 7.77k White Alone residents (92.7%), 241 Asian Alone residents (2.88%), 142 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.69%), 132 Black or African American Alone residents (1.57%), 99 Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bridgeport, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bridgeport, WV was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Bridgeport, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bridgeport, WV residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    211 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bridgeport, WV residents (211 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgeport, WV was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Bridgeport, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgeport, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.77k ± 175

  2. Asian Alone

    241 ± 116

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    142 ± 90.5

In 2017, there were 32.2 times more White Alone residents (7.77k people) in Bridgeport, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 241 Asian Alone and 142 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    318 ± 110

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    115 ± 76

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    113 ± 60

Bridgeport, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bridgeport, WV awarded 98 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport, WV is skewed towards women, with 27 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgeport, WV are White (94 and 95.9%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 3.06%), Two or More Races (1 and 1.02%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Bridgeport, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (98 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bridgeport, WV are Medical Office Assistant (53 and 54.1%), Medical Administrative Assistant (16 and 16.3%), and Dental Assisting (11 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Bridgeport, WV 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. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bridgeport, WV was Medical Office Assistant with 49 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

98 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bridgeport, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport with 98 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

83

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgeport, WV, which is 0.181 times less than the 83 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

    94 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bridgeport, WV were to White students. These 94 degrees mean that there were 31.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport, WV was $206,800 in 2017, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $199,000 to $206,800, a 3.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgeport, WV is 82.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bridgeport, WV have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bridgeport, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$82,359

Median Household Income

± $9,617

3.45k

Number of Households

± 365

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.45k households in Bridgeport, WV grew to $82,359 from the previous year's value of $80,462.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport, WV 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

$206,800

2017 Median

± $16,284

$199,000

2016 Median

± $13,045

In 2017, the median property value in Bridgeport, WV grew to to $206,800 from the previous year's value of $199,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bridgeport, WV 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 Bridgeport, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.6% of the housing units in Bridgeport, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgeport, WV have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.985% of the workforce in Bridgeport, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    7.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bridgeport, WV was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.91%) and those who Worked At Home (4.65%).

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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