Huntsville, TX

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Population

85,299

1.2% growth

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$40,578

4.59% growth

Poverty Rate

23%


Number of Employees

28,990

5.1% growth

Median Property Value

$109,200

2.73% growth

About

In 2017, Huntsville, TX had a population of 85.3k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $40,578. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Huntsville, TX grew from 84,286 to 85,299, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $38,796 to $40,578, a 4.59% increase.

The population of Huntsville, TX is 60.7% White Alone, 20.6% Black or African American Alone, and 16.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Huntsville, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntsville, TX are Sam Houston State University (4,584 degrees awarded in 2016) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (16 degrees).

The median property value in Huntsville, TX is $109,200, and the homeownership rate is 58.2%. Most people in Huntsville, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntsville, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Huntsville, TX employs 29k people. The largest industries in Huntsville, TX are Public Administration (4,941 people), Educational Services (4,179 people), and Retail Trade (3,278 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($52,825), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,867), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,553).

Median household income in Huntsville, TX is $40,578. Males in Huntsville, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Huntsville, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,578

2017 value

± $1,601

4.59%

1 Year Growth

± 5.76%

Households in Huntsville, TX have a median annual income of $40,578, 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 $38,796 in 2016, which represents a 4.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Huntsville, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntsville, TX was Collin County, TX with a value of $94,933, followed by Rockwall County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $94,848 and $90,845.

The following map shows all of the counties in Huntsville, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntsville, TX (15.3k out of 66.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    10,183 ± 801

  2. Black

    4,051 ± 504

  3. Hispanic

    3,022 ± 415

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntsville, TX is White, followed by Black 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

29k

2017 Value

± 1,438

5.1%

1 Year growth

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntsville, TX grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 27.6k employees to 29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntsville, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,734 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,749 people), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2,533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntsville, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huntsville, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,734 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,749 people), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2,533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Huntsville, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (9.05 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huntsville, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,227), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29k

2017 Value

± 1,438

5.1%

1 Year growth

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntsville, TX grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 27.6k employees to 29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntsville, TX, are Public Administration (4,941 people), Educational Services (4,179 people), and Retail Trade (3,278 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntsville, TX, though some of these residents may live in Huntsville, TX 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 Huntsville, TX, by number of employees, are Public Administration (4,941 people), Educational Services (4,179 people), and Retail Trade (3,278 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Huntsville, TX has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.65 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.2 times), and Educational Services (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huntsville, TX, by median earnings, are Information ($52,825), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,867), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,553).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

85.2% of the population of Huntsville, TX has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Huntsville, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Huntsville, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

14.8%

Uninsured

50.2%

Employer Coverage

10.7%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

9.28%

Non-Group

1.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntsville, TX declined by 2.85% from 15.2% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Huntsville, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Huntsville, TX is home to a population of 85.3k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.37% of Huntsville, TX residents were born outside of the country (6.29k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Huntsville, TX is composed of 51.8k White Alone residents (60.7%), 17.6k Black or African American Alone residents (20.6%), 13.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 911 Asian Alone residents (1.07%), 777 Two or More Races residents (0.911%), 289 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.339%), 28 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0328%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Huntsville, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Huntsville, TX was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Huntsville, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Huntsville, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.29k people

7.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.2k people

As of 2017, 7.37% of Huntsville, TX residents (6.29k 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 Huntsville, TX was 7.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Huntsville, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Huntsville, TX was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.8k ± 6

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.6k ± 195

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.9k ± 783

In 2017, there were 2.94 times more White Alone residents (51.8k people) in Huntsville, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.6k Black or African American Alone and 13.9k 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 Huntsville, TX 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 Huntsville, TX 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 Huntsville, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Huntsville, TX 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

    2,348 ± 327

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,234 ± 292

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    964 ± 274

Huntsville, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Huntsville, TX awarded 4,600 degrees. The student population of Huntsville, TX is skewed towards women, with 7,692 male students and 12,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntsville, TX are White (2,754 and 61.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (826 and 18.4%), Black or African American (608 and 13.5%), and Two or More Races (116 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Huntsville, TX by number of degrees awarded are Sam Houston State University (4,584 and 99.7%) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (16 and 0.348%).

The most popular majors in Huntsville, TX are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (711 and 15.5%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (360 and 7.83%), and General Business (277 and 6.02%).

The median tuition costs in Huntsville, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,172 and $14,964 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 691 degrees awarded

  2. 360 degrees awarded

  3. 277 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Huntsville, TX was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 691 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,584 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

$5,172

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Huntsville, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sam Houston State University with 4,584 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,725

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,875

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,725 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntsville, TX, which is 0.6 times less than the 2,875 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Huntsville, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,754 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    826 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    608 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Huntsville, TX were to White students. These 2,754 degrees mean that there were 3.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 826 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntsville, TX was $109,200 in 2017, which is 0.502 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,300 to $109,200, a 2.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntsville, TX is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Huntsville, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huntsville, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,578

Median Household Income

± $1,601

27.2k

Number of Households

± 1,278

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.2k households in Huntsville, TX grew to $40,578 from the previous year's value of $38,796.

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville, TX 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

$109,200

2017 Median

± $8,675

$106,300

2016 Median

± $6,582

In 2017, the median property value in Huntsville, TX grew to to $109,200 from the previous year's value of $106,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.2% of the housing units in Huntsville, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntsville, TX have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in Huntsville, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Huntsville, TX was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.96%) 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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