Beaver County, PA

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Population

168,161

0.617% decline

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$53,981

4.04% growth

Number of Employees

81,802

0.151% decline

Median Property Value

$129,200

4.36% growth

About

In 2017, Beaver County, PA had a population of 168k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $53,981. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaver County, PA declined from 169,205 to 168,161, a -0.617% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,887 to $53,981, a 4.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beaver County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.91%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%), White (Hispanic) (0.931%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.465%). N/A% of the people in Beaver County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaver County, PA are Geneva College (498 degrees awarded in 2017), Community College of Beaver County (377 degrees), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver (69 degrees).

The median property value in Beaver County, PA is $129,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Beaver County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaver County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Beaver County, PA employs 81.8k people. The largest industries in Beaver County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,582 people), Manufacturing (10,401 people), and Retail Trade (9,821 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,239), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,500), and Public Administration ($55,951).

Median household income in Beaver County, PA is $53,981. Males in Beaver County, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Beaver County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,981

2017 value

± $1,083

4.04%

1 Year Growth

± 2.84%

Households in Beaver County, PA have a median annual income of $53,981, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,887 in 2016, which represents a 4.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Beaver County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 6038.02

  2. Census Tract 6038.01

  3. Census Tract 6026.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaver County, PA was Census Tract 6038.02 with a value of $89,280, followed by Census Tract 6038.01 and Census Tract 6026.02, with respective values of $86,336 and $82,188.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaver County, PA (17.9k out of 166k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    13,158 ± 705

  2. Black

    3,599 ± 386

  3. Two Or More

    926 ± 205

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaver County, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

81.8k

2017 Value

± 1,642

-0.151%

1 Year decline

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver County, PA declined at a rate of -0.151%, from 81.9k employees to 81.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaver County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,232 people), and Management Occupations (7,010 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaver County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaver County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,232 people), and Management Occupations (7,010 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaver County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.36 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.3 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaver County, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,836), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,034), and Management Occupations ($60,903).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

81.8k

2017 Value

± 1,642

-0.151%

1 Year decline

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver County, PA declined at a rate of -0.151%, from 81.9k employees to 81.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaver County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,582 people), Manufacturing (10,401 people), and Retail Trade (9,821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaver County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Beaver County, PA 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 Beaver County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,582 people), Manufacturing (10,401 people), and Retail Trade (9,821 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaver County, PA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.15 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times), and Manufacturing (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaver County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,239), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,500), and Public Administration ($55,951).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

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

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Health

94.9% of the population of Beaver County, PA has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Beaver County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Beaver County, PA see 2193 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.19% decrease from the previous year (2289 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,193 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Beaver County, PA see an average of 2,193 patients per year. This represents a 4.19% decrease from the previous year (2,289 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Beaver County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

5.08%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaver County, PA declined by 15.4% from 6% to 5.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaver County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Beaver County, PA is home to a population of 168k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.63% of Beaver County, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

In 2017, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Beaver County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.82k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaver County, PA was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Beaver County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaver County, PA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.74k people

1.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.79k people

As of 2017, 1.63% of Beaver County, PA residents (2.74k 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 Beaver County, PA was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Beaver County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaver County, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beaver County, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    151k ± 109

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    9.93k ± 408

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    3.82k ± 444

In 2017, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Beaver County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.82k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Beaver County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,703 ± 316

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,579 ± 253

  3. Korea

    1,506 ± 187

Beaver County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Beaver County, PA awarded 1,061 degrees. The student population of Beaver County, PA is skewed towards women, with 2,348 male students and 2,670 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaver County, PA are White (878 and 83.3%), followed by Black or African American (92 and 8.73%), Two or More Races (28 and 2.66%), and Unknown (25 and 2.37%).

The largest universities in Beaver County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Geneva College (498 and 46.9%), Community College of Beaver County (377 and 35.5%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver (69 and 6.5%).

The most popular majors in Beaver County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (72 and 6.79%), Registered Nursing (68 and 6.41%), and General Engineering (48 and 4.52%).

The median tuition costs in Beaver County, PA are $26,070 for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $20,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Beaver County, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Beaver County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 498 degrees awarded

  2. 377 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

$12,718

Median In-State Public

$26,070

Median Private

In 2017, the Beaver County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Geneva College with 498 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

436

Degrees Awarded to Men

625

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 436 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaver County, PA, which is 0.698 times less than the 625 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

    878 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    92 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    28 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beaver County, PA were to White students. These 878 degrees mean that there were 9.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 92 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaver County, PA was $129,200 in 2017, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,800 to $129,200, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaver County, PA is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaver County, PA have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaver County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$129,200

2017 Median

± $2,660

$123,800

2016 Median

± $2,545

In 2017, the median property value in Beaver County, PA grew to to $129,200 from the previous year's value of $123,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaver County, PA 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 Beaver County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$53,981

Median Household Income

± $1,083

70.4k

Number of Households

± 1,464

In 2017, the median household income of the 70.4k households in Beaver County, PA grew to $53,981 from the previous year's value of $51,887.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Beaver County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaver County, PA have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Beaver County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.77%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beaver County, PA was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.77%) and those who Worked At Home (3.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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