Lincoln County, NM

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Population

19,497

1.16% decline

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Median Age

50.9


Median Household Income

$42,145

5.19% growth

Number of Employees

7,057

7.07% decline

Median Property Value

$171,900

0.88% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, NM had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $42,145. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, NM declined from 19,726 to 19,497, a -1.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,065 to $42,145, a 5.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.4%), White (Hispanic) (27.9%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.49%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%). N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, NM speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM are Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus (104 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lincoln County, NM is $171,900, and the homeownership rate is 78.3%. Most people in Lincoln County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NM is 2 cars per household.

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, NM employs 7.06k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NM are Accommodation & Food Services (1,248 people), Retail Trade (709 people), and Construction (646 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,750), Public Administration ($46,146), and Educational Services ($44,958).

Median household income in Lincoln County, NM is $42,145. Males in Lincoln County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Lincoln County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,145

2017 value

± $4,891

5.19%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Lincoln County, NM have a median annual income of $42,145, 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 $40,065 in 2016, which represents a 5.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico 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 Lincoln County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico 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 9606

  2. Census Tract 9604

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NM was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $46,042, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $45,485 and $42,798.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NM (2.99k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 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

    2,683 ± 401

  2. Hispanic

    1,243 ± 262

  3. Other

    180 ± 111

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

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

7.06k

2017 Value

± 656

-7.07%

1 Year decline

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, NM declined at a rate of -7.07%, from 7.59k employees to 7.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,048 people), Management Occupations (831 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (771 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,048 people), Management Occupations (831 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (771 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NM, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($65,805), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($62,446), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,924).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.06k

2017 Value

± 656

-7.07%

1 Year decline

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, NM declined at a rate of -7.07%, from 7.59k employees to 7.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NM, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,248 people), Retail Trade (709 people), and Construction (646 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, NM 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, NM, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,248 people), Retail Trade (709 people), and Construction (646 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, NM has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.79 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.28 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,750), Public Administration ($46,146), and Educational Services ($44,958).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Lincoln County, NM has health coverage, with 22.7% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 22.3% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 5.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lincoln County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NM see 1387 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.51% decrease from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 189 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,387 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NM see an average of 1,387 patients per year. This represents a 8.51% decrease from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, NM 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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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

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

11.6%

Uninsured

22.7%

Employer Coverage

23.6%

Medicaid

22.3%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

5.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NM grew by 6.95% from 10.8% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln County, NM 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Lincoln County, NM is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.18% of Lincoln County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.59k people).

In 2017, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.44k White (Hispanic) and 681 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, NM was 50.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Lincoln County, NM are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, NM residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.59k people

8.66%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.71k people

As of 2017, 8.18% of Lincoln County, NM residents (1.59k 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, NM was 8.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Lincoln County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NM was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.4k ± 19

  2. White (Hispanic)

    5.44k ± 252

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    681 ± 239

In 2017, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.44k White (Hispanic) and 681 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    937 ± 218

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    398 ± 199

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    205 ± 117

Lincoln County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lincoln County, NM awarded 104 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NM is skewed towards women, with 226 male students and 384 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NM are White (53 and 52%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 26.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (10 and 9.8%), and Two or More Races (4 and 3.92%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus (104 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NM are General Studies (27 and 26%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (26 and 25%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (17 and 16.3%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln County, NM 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lincoln County, NM was Pre-Nursing Studies with 3 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lincoln County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

104 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lincoln County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus with 104 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

38

Degrees Awarded to Men

66

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 38 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NM, which is 0.576 times less than the 66 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

    53 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    10 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lincoln County, NM were to White students. These 53 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NM was $171,900 in 2017, which is 0.748 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,400 to $171,900, a 0.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NM is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, NM have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$171,900

2017 Median

± $13,143

$170,400

2016 Median

± $8,184

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, NM grew to to $171,900 from the previous year's value of $170,400.

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

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Household Income

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$42,145

Median Household Income

± $4,891

7.9k

Number of Households

± 693

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.9k households in Lincoln County, NM grew to $42,145 from the previous year's value of $40,065.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, NM 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.3%

2017 Homeownership

78.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.3% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NM have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Lincoln County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, NM was Drove Alone (72.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.9%) and those who Worked At Home (7.57%).

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, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, NM have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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