Decatur County, GA

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Population

27,023

0.786% decline

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$36,934

10.2% growth

Poverty Rate

24.1%


Number of Employees

9,855

0.555% decline

Median Property Value

$109,800

1.17% decline

About

In 2017, Decatur County, GA had a population of 27k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $36,934. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Decatur County, GA declined from 27,237 to 27,023, a -0.786% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,514 to $36,934, a 10.2% increase.

The population of Decatur County, GA is 50.9% White Alone, 42.1% Black or African American Alone, and 5.79% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Decatur County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Decatur County, GA are Bainbridge State College (491 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Decatur County, GA is $109,800, and the homeownership rate is 59.7%. Most people in Decatur County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Decatur County, GA employs 9.86k people. The largest industries in Decatur County, GA are Retail Trade (1,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people), and Manufacturing (1,408 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,852), Utilities ($62,583), and Finance & Insurance ($43,938).

Median household income in Decatur County, GA is $36,934. Males in Decatur County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Decatur County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,934

2017 value

± $3,234

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Decatur County, GA have a median annual income of $36,934, 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 $33,514 in 2016, which represents a 10.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia 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

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Decatur County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 9708

  2. Census Tract 9706

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Decatur County, GA was Census Tract 9708 with a value of $45,938, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $45,700 and $42,899.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur County, GA (6.23k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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. Black

    3,818 ± 435

  2. White

    2,242 ± 324

  3. Hispanic

    258 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur County, GA is Black, followed by White 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

9.86k

2017 Value

± 692

-0.555%

1 Year decline

± 9.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Decatur County, GA declined at a rate of -0.555%, from 9.91k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,156 people), and Production Occupations (731 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Decatur County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,156 people), and Production Occupations (731 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Decatur County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.14 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.18 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Decatur County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($110,104), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($106,186), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($93,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.86k

2017 Value

± 692

-0.555%

1 Year decline

± 9.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Decatur County, GA declined at a rate of -0.555%, from 9.91k employees to 9.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people), and Manufacturing (1,408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Decatur County, GA 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 Decatur County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,454 people), and Manufacturing (1,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Decatur County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.36 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.83 times), and Manufacturing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Decatur County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,852), Utilities ($62,583), and Finance & Insurance ($43,938).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

81.4% of the population of Decatur County, GA has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 25.7% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 8.15% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Decatur County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, GA see 1941 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.4% decrease from the previous year (2268 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2980 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2235 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,941 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Decatur County, GA see an average of 1,941 patients per year. This represents a 14.4% decrease from the previous year (2,268 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Decatur County, GA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

18.6%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

25.7%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

8.15%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur County, GA declined by 3.47% from 19.3% to 18.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Decatur County, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Decatur County, GA is home to a population of 27k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.73% of Decatur County, GA residents were born outside of the country (737 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur County, GA is composed of 13.7k White Alone residents (50.9%), 11.4k Black or African American Alone residents (42.1%), 1.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.79%), 183 Two or More Races residents (0.677%), 119 Asian Alone residents (0.44%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.144%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Decatur County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Decatur County, GA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Decatur County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Decatur County, GA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

737 people

2.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

772 people

As of 2017, 2.73% of Decatur County, GA residents (737 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 Decatur County, GA was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Decatur County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur County, GA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.7k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.4k ± 25

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.56k ± 274

In 2017, there were 1.21 times more White Alone residents (13.7k people) in Decatur County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American Alone and 1.56k 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 Decatur County, GA 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 Decatur County, GA 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 Decatur County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Decatur County, GA 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

    455 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    167 ± 69

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    136 ± 84

Decatur County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Decatur County, GA awarded 491 degrees. The student population of Decatur County, GA is skewed towards women, with 743 male students and 1,725 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Decatur County, GA are Black or African American (254 and 51.7%), followed by White (211 and 43%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 3.05%), and Two or More Races (4 and 0.815%).

The largest universities in Decatur County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Bainbridge State College (491 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Decatur County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (93 and 18.9%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (51 and 10.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (38 and 7.74%).

The median tuition costs in Decatur County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,181 and $8,256 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 93 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Decatur County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 93 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

491 degrees awarded

$2,181

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Decatur County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bainbridge State College with 491 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

159

Degrees Awarded to Men

332

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Decatur County, GA, which is 0.479 times less than the 332 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    254 degrees awarded

  2. White

    211 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Decatur County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 254 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 211 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur County, GA was $109,800 in 2017, which is 0.505 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,100 to $109,800, a 1.17% decrease. The homeownership rate in Decatur County, GA is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Decatur County, GA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,934

Median Household Income

± $3,234

10.3k

Number of Households

± 698

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Decatur County, GA grew to $36,934 from the previous year's value of $33,514.

The following chart displays the households in Decatur County, GA 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$109,800

2017 Median

± $8,067

$111,100

2016 Median

± $10,601

In 2017, the median property value in Decatur County, GA declined from to $109,800 from the previous year's value of $111,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.7%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.7% of the housing units in Decatur County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Decatur County, GA 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 Decatur County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Decatur County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.877% of the workforce in Decatur County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Other

    4.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Decatur County, GA was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Other (4.3%).

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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