Ames City PUMA, IA

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Population

122,269

0.845% growth

Median Age

28.6


Median Household Income

$54,006

3.8% growth

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Number of Employees

61,676

0.683% decline

Median Property Value

$162,600

3.37% growth

About

In 2017, Ames City PUMA, IA had a population of 122k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $54,006. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ames City PUMA, IA grew from 121,245 to 122,269, a 0.845% increase and its median household income grew from $52,027 to $54,006, a 3.8% increase.

The population of Ames City PUMA, IA is 86.7% White Alone, 5.82% Asian Alone, and 3.11% Hispanic or Latino. 8.69% of the people in Ames City PUMA, IA speak a non-English language, and 94.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ames City PUMA, IA are Iowa State University (8,388 degrees awarded in 2016) and PCI Academy-Ames (89 degrees).

The median property value in Ames City PUMA, IA is $162,600, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in Ames City PUMA, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ames City PUMA, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ames City PUMA, IA employs 61.7k people. The largest industries in Ames City PUMA, IA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,374 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,585 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,252 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($122,098), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($98,253), and Wired telecommunications carriers ($88,968).

Median household income in Ames City PUMA, IA is $54,006. Males in Ames City PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,672. The income inequality in Ames City PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,006

2017 value

± $1,893

3.8%

1 Year Growth

± 3.92%

Households in Ames City PUMA, IA have a median annual income of $54,006, 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 $52,027 in 2016, which represents a 3.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,777

Average Male Salary

± $8,353

$49,672

Average Female Salary

± $8,145

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ames City PUMA, IA made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,519 ± $22,479

  2. Black

    $42,760 ± $32,858

  3. White

    $41,426 ± $4,806

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ames City PUMA, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Black workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.481

2017 Wage GINI

0.478

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ames City PUMA, IA was 0.481 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.633% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ames City PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $86,712, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $78,535 and $63,149.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ames City PUMA, IA (21.2k out of 111k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    16,825 ± 939

  2. Asian

    2,555 ± 350

  3. Hispanic

    865 ± 190

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ames City PUMA, IA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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

61.7k

2017 Value

-0.683%

1 Year decline

± -0.683%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ames City PUMA, IA declined at a rate of -0.683%, from 62.1k employees to 61.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ames City PUMA, IA, are Postsecondary teachers (4,014 people), Cashiers (1,637 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,563 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ames City PUMA, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ames City PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (4,014 people), Cashiers (1,637 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,563 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ames City PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants (9.47 times higher than expected), Postsecondary teachers (6.18 times), and Biological scientists (6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ames City PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($334,094), Chief executives & legislators ($136,359), and Financial managers ($106,981).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.7k

2017 Value

-0.683%

1 Year decline

± -0.683%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ames City PUMA, IA declined at a rate of -0.683%, from 62.1k employees to 61.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ames City PUMA, IA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,374 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,585 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,252 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ames City PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in Ames City PUMA, IA 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 Ames City PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,374 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,585 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,252 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ames City PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of Agricultural implement manufacturing (16.9 times higher than expected), Agricultural chemical manufacturing (8.35 times), and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (8.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ames City PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($122,098), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($98,253), and Wired telecommunications carriers ($88,968).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

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

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Health

95.3% of the population of Ames City PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 62% on employee plans, 7.52% on Medicaid, 9.07% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Ames City PUMA, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Ames City PUMA, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 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%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

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

4.72%

Uninsured

62%

Employer Coverage

7.52%

Medicaid

9.07%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 4.72%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

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

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Diversity

Ames City PUMA, IA is home to a population of 122k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ames City PUMA, IA is composed of 106k White Alone residents (86.7%), 7.11k Asian Alone residents (5.82%), 3.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.11%), 2.93k Two or More Races residents (2.4%), 1.9k Black or African American Alone residents (1.55%), 309 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.253%), 202 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.165%), and 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0115%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ames City PUMA, IA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,338 speakers), Spanish (2,225 speakers), and Arabic (650 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ames City PUMA, IA was 28.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Ames City PUMA, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ames City PUMA, IA residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

7.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.04k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA was 7.46%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    4,257 ± 1,574 people

  2. Mexico

    565 ± 582 people

  3. Malaysia

    398 ± 489 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ames City PUMA, IA was China, the natal country of 4,257 Ames City PUMA, IA residents, followed by Mexico with 565 and Malaysia with 398.

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Citizenship

94.1%

2017 Citizenship

94.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.1% of Ames City PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ames City PUMA, IA was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    106k ± 4

  2. Asian Alone

    7.11k ± 372

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.8k ± 303

In 2017, there were 14.9 times more White Alone residents (106k people) in Ames City PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k Asian Alone and 3.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    3,338 speakers (2.87%)

  2. Spanish

    2,225 speakers (1.92%)

  3. Arabic

    650 speakers (0.559%)

8.69% of Ames City PUMA, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ames City PUMA, IA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 2.87% of the overall population of Ames City PUMA, IA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 1.92% speak Spanish and 0.559% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,557 ± 182

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,255 ± 288

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    777 ± 169

Ames City PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ames City PUMA, IA awarded 8,477 degrees. The student population of Ames City PUMA, IA is skewed towards men, with 20,706 male students and 15,746 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ames City PUMA, IA are White (6,239 and 83.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (343 and 4.61%), Unknown (309 and 4.15%), and Asian (191 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Ames City PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Iowa State University (8,388 and 99%) and PCI Academy-Ames (89 and 1.05%).

The most popular majors in Ames City PUMA, IA are Mechanical Engineering (358 and 4.22%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (268 and 3.16%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (251 and 2.96%).

The median tuition costs in Ames City PUMA, IA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,098 and $20,462 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 251 degrees awarded

  2. 358 degrees awarded

  3. 259 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ames City PUMA, IA was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 251 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ames City PUMA, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,388 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

$7,098

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ames City PUMA, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Iowa State University with 8,388 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,309

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,168

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,309 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ames City PUMA, IA, which is 1.03 times more than the 4,168 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

    6,239 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    343 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    309 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ames City PUMA, IA were to White students. These 6,239 degrees mean that there were 18.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ames City PUMA, IA was $162,600 in 2017, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,300 to $162,600, a 3.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Ames City PUMA, IA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ames City PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ames City PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,006

Median Household Income

± $1,893

48.1k

Number of Households

± 1,412

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.1k households in Ames City PUMA, IA grew to $54,006 from the previous year's value of $52,027.

The following chart displays the households in Ames City PUMA, IA 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

$162,600

2017 Median

± $3,040

$157,300

2016 Median

± $2,799

In 2017, the median property value in Ames City PUMA, IA grew to to $162,600 from the previous year's value of $157,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ames City PUMA, IA 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 Ames City PUMA, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in Ames City PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ames City PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.721% of the workforce in Ames City PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.05%

  3. Walked

    6.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ames City PUMA, IA was Drove Alone (74.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.05%) and those who Walked (6.41%).

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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