Lincoln County, NE

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Population

35,569

0.581% decline

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$55,875

7.08% growth

Number of Employees

17,442

2.07% decline

Median Property Value

$130,800

9.36% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, NE had a population of 35.6k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $55,875. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, NE declined from 35,777 to 35,569, a -0.581% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,179 to $55,875, a 7.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.05%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.888%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.602%). N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE are Mid-Plains Community College (438 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lincoln County, NE is $130,800, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Lincoln County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NE 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 Lincoln County, NE employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NE are Transportation & Warehousing (2,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,744 people), and Retail Trade (2,536 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,632), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,071).

Median household income in Lincoln County, NE is $55,875. Males in Lincoln County, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Lincoln County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,875

2017 value

± $2,359

7.08%

1 Year Growth

± 5.57%

Households in Lincoln County, NE have a median annual income of $55,875, 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 $52,179 in 2016, which represents a 7.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 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

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 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 Lincoln County, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9606

  2. Census Tract 9597

  3. Census Tract 9598

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NE was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $79,559, followed by Census Tract 9597 and Census Tract 9598, with respective values of $67,045 and $65,848.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NE (4.37k out of 34.6k 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 Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,163 ± 455

  2. Hispanic

    904 ± 204

  3. Two Or More

    100 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic 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

17.4k

2017 Value

± 826

-2.07%

1 Year decline

± 6.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of -2.07%, from 17.8k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,215 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,812 people), and Management Occupations (1,710 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,215 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,812 people), and Management Occupations (1,710 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.16 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.65 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NE, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,946), Transportation Occupations ($57,086), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($56,586).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k

2017 Value

± 826

-2.07%

1 Year decline

± 6.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of -2.07%, from 17.8k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NE, are Transportation & Warehousing (2,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,744 people), and Retail Trade (2,536 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, NE 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 Lincoln County, NE, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (2,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,744 people), and Retail Trade (2,536 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.92 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (3.7 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,632), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,071).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

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

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Health

90.7% of the population of Lincoln County, NE has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 9.79% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lincoln County, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see 2097 patients per year on average, which represents a 28.8% increase from the previous year (1628 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,097 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see an average of 2,097 patients per year. This represents a 28.8% increase from the previous year (1,628 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, NE 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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

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

9.3%

Uninsured

52%

Employer Coverage

9.79%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NE declined by 11.4% from 10.5% to 9.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln County, NE 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. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

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

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Diversity

Lincoln County, NE is home to a population of 35.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Lincoln County, NE residents were born outside of the country (631 people).

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Hispanic) and 581 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, NE was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lincoln County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, NE residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

631 people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

615 people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Lincoln County, NE residents (631 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 Lincoln County, NE was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Lincoln County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NE was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    31.5k ± 5

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.51k ± 141

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    581 ± 154

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Hispanic) and 581 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 Lincoln County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    794 ± 151

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    426 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    345 ± 134

Lincoln County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lincoln County, NE awarded 438 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NE is skewed towards women, with 902 male students and 1,319 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NE are White (369 and 87.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (36 and 8.53%), Black or African American (10 and 2.37%), and Two or More Races (3 and 0.711%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Mid-Plains Community College (438 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (196 and 44.7%), General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (35 and 7.99%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 and 7.99%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln County, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 196 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 196 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

438 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lincoln County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid-Plains Community College with 438 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

134

Degrees Awarded to Men

304

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 134 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NE, which is 0.441 times less than the 304 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Lincoln County, NE by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    369 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lincoln County, NE were to White students. These 369 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NE was $130,800 in 2017, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,600 to $130,800, a 9.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NE is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, NE have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,800

2017 Median

± $6,373

$119,600

2016 Median

± $5,740

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, NE grew to to $130,800 from the previous year's value of $119,600.

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

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Household Income

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$55,875

Median Household Income

± $2,359

15k

Number of Households

± 772

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Lincoln County, NE grew to $55,875 from the previous year's value of $52,179.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, NE 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincoln County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.3% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.976% of the workforce in Lincoln County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.44%

  3. Walked

    3.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, NE was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.44%) and those who Walked (3.22%).

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

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