Pope County, IL

County

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Population
4,249
2.55% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
Median Age
53.7

Poverty Rate
13.2%

Median Household Income
$40,671
1.14% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$87,200
3.69% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,267
4.74% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Pope County, IL had a population of 4.25k people with a median age of 53.7 and a median household income of $40,671. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Pope County, IL declined from 4,360 to 4,249, a -2.55% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,139 to $40,671, a -1.14% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pope County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.25%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.8%). 0% of the households in Pope County, IL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Pope County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Pope County, IL was $87,200, and the homeownership rate was 85.1%. Most people in Pope County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pope County, IL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Pope County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 78.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.5%), followed by Other (4.15%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Pope County, IL
78.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Pope County, IL is home to a population of 4.25k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.871% of Pope County, IL residents were born outside of the country (37 people).

In 2018, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.87k people) in Pope County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 223 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 45 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pope County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.87k ± 97
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    223 ± 91
  3. White (Hispanic)
    45 ± 43
1.86%
Hispanic Population
79 people

In 2018, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.87k people) in Pope County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 223 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 45 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.86% of the people in Pope County, IL are hispanic (79 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pope County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.871%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
37 people
1.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
61 people

As of 2018, 0.871% of Pope County, IL residents (37 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pope County, IL was 1.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.1
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 22.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Pope County, IL was 53.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Pope County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Pope County, IL residents was 52.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Pope County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Pope County, IL was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    168 ± 67
  2. Korea
    83 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    46 ± 30

Pope County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Pope County, IL is $40,671. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pope County, IL was Census Tract 9712 with a value of $42,339, followed by Census Tract 9713 and N/A, with respective values of $36,938 and N/A.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Pope County, IL employs 1.27k people. The largest industries in Pope County, IL are Retail Trade (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (153 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (146 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($43,750), Manufacturing ($41,089), and Utilities ($40,875).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,671
2018 value
± $11,198
-1.14%
1 Year Growth
± 32.8%

Households in Pope County, IL have a median annual income of $40,671, 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 $41,139 in 2017, which represents a -1.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pope County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 9712
  2. Census Tract 9713
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pope County, IL was Census Tract 9712 with a value of $42,339, followed by Census Tract 9713 and N/A, with respective values of $36,938 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pope County, IL (537 out of 4.08k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 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
    521 ± 118
  2. Black
    16 ± 65
  3. Hispanic
    16 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pope County, IL 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

1.27k
2018 Value
± 213
-4.74%
1 Year decline
± 24.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pope County, IL declined at a rate of -4.74%, from 1.33k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pope County, IL, are Production Occupations (153 people), Transportation Occupations (149 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (128 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pope County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pope County, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (153 people), Transportation Occupations (149 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (128 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pope County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (3.17 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.5 times), and Production Occupations (2.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pope County, IL, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($71,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,250), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($63,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.27k
2018 Value
± 213
-4.74%
1 Year decline
± 24.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pope County, IL declined at a rate of -4.74%, from 1.33k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pope County, IL, are Retail Trade (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (153 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (146 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pope County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Pope County, IL 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 Pope County, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (153 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (146 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pope County, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (4.58 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.47 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pope County, IL, by median earnings, are Construction ($43,750), Manufacturing ($41,089), and Utilities ($40,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $122B
  2. $88.6B
  3. $84.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $122B, followed by Gasoline ($88.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($84.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.07T
2018 Value in Illinois
$2.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
101% growth

In 2018, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.07T. This is expected to increase 101% to $2.16T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois 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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $75.5B
  2. $51.8B
  3. $48B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $75.5B, followed by Wisconsin with $51.8B and Michigan and $48B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pope County, IL was $87,200 in 2018, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,100 to $87,200, a 3.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Pope County, IL is 85.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pope County, IL have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pope County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,200
2018 Median
± $6,096
$84,100
2017 Median
± $6,465

In 2018, the median property value in Pope County, IL grew to to $87,200 from the previous year's value of $84,100.

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

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Household Income

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$40,671
Median Household Income
± $11,198
1.64k
Number of Households
± 206

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.64k households in Pope County, IL declined from $40,671 from the previous year's value of $41,139.

The following chart displays the households in Pope County, IL 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

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85.1%
2018 Homeownership
85.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 85.1% of the housing units in Pope County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.4%.

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

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pope County, IL have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.39% of the workforce in Pope County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (5.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.4%)

In 2018, 85.3% of workers in Pope County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.81%) and those who worked at home (5.4%).

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Pope County, IL has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 26.8% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

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%).

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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$8,262
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Illinois
$4,875
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$4,959
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,116
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

3.5%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
26.8%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.44%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pope County, IL declined by 25% from 4.67% to 3.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pope County, IL 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. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

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

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