Windham County, CT

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Population

116,674

0.345% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$62,553

3.07% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

59,022

0.0424% growth

Median Property Value

$196,800

0.0508% decline

About

In 2017, Windham County, CT had a population of 117k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $62,553. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Windham County, CT declined from 117,078 to 116,674, a -0.345% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,689 to $62,553, a 3.07% increase.

The population of Windham County, CT is 83.5% White Alone, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.18% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Windham County, CT speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Windham County, CT are Eastern Connecticut State University (1,207 degrees awarded in 2016), Quinebaug Valley Community College (302 degrees), and Windham Technical High School (7 degrees).

The median property value in Windham County, CT is $196,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Windham County, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Windham County, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Windham County, CT employs 59k people. The largest industries in Windham County, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,071 people), Educational Services (7,675 people), and Manufacturing (7,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,726), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,880), and Public Administration ($63,707).

Median household income in Windham County, CT is $62,553. Males in Windham County, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Windham County, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,553

2017 value

± $1,889

3.07%

1 Year Growth

± 3.9%

Households in Windham County, CT have a median annual income of $62,553, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,689 in 2016, which represents a 3.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 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

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Windham County, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut 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 9061

  2. Census Tract 8250

  3. Census Tract 9025

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Windham County, CT was Census Tract 9061 with a value of $89,213, followed by Census Tract 8250 and Census Tract 9025, with respective values of $85,714 and $84,457.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Windham County, CT (12.3k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    8,991 ± 720

  2. Hispanic

    4,086 ± 433

  3. Other

    1,545 ± 304

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Windham County, CT 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

59k

2017 Value

± 1,661

0.0424%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windham County, CT grew at a rate of 0.0424%, from 59k employees to 59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Windham County, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,398 people), Management Occupations (5,362 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,153 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Windham County, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Windham County, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,398 people), Management Occupations (5,362 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,153 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windham County, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.34 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Windham County, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($126,550), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,640), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,722).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59k

2017 Value

± 1,661

0.0424%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windham County, CT grew at a rate of 0.0424%, from 59k employees to 59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Windham County, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,071 people), Educational Services (7,675 people), and Manufacturing (7,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Windham County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Windham County, CT 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 Windham County, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,071 people), Educational Services (7,675 people), and Manufacturing (7,500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windham County, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.68 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.4 times), and Manufacturing (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Windham County, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,726), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,880), and Public Administration ($63,707).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

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

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Health

94.7% of the population of Windham County, CT has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Windham County, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Windham County, CT see 1976 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.33% increase from the previous year (1950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2113 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 360 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,976 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Windham County, CT see an average of 1,976 patients per year. This represents a 1.33% increase from the previous year (1,950 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

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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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

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

5.3%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Windham County, CT declined by 16.4% from 6.34% to 5.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Windham County, CT 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. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

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

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Diversity

Windham County, CT is home to a population of 117k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.39% of Windham County, CT residents were born outside of the country (6.29k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Windham County, CT is composed of 97.4k White Alone residents (83.5%), 12.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.1%), 2.54k Two or More Races residents (2.18%), 2.11k Black or African American Alone residents (1.81%), 1.52k Asian Alone residents (1.3%), 79 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0677%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0223%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0137%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Windham County, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Windham County, CT was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Windham County, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Windham County, CT residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.29k people

5.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.18k people

As of 2017, 5.39% of Windham County, CT 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 Windham County, CT was 5.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Windham County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Windham County, CT was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.4k ± 83

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12.9k ± 1.18k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.54k ± 321

In 2017, there were 7.53 times more White Alone residents (97.4k people) in Windham County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k Hispanic or Latino and 2.54k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Windham County, CT 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 Windham County, CT 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 Windham County, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Windham County, CT 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

    2,671 ± 303

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,120 ± 252

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,008 ± 242

Windham County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Windham County, CT awarded 1,516 degrees. The student population of Windham County, CT is skewed towards women, with 2,965 male students and 3,956 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Windham County, CT are White (1,151 and 76.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (118 and 7.85%), Unknown (113 and 7.52%), and Black or African American (59 and 3.93%).

The largest universities in Windham County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Connecticut State University (1,207 and 79.6%), Quinebaug Valley Community College (302 and 19.9%), and Windham Technical High School (7 and 0.462%).

The most popular majors in Windham County, CT are General Studies (188 and 12.4%), General Business (120 and 7.92%), and General Psychology (120 and 7.92%).

The median tuition costs in Windham County, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,216 and $16,882 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 120 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Windham County, CT was General Business with 120 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,207 degrees awarded

  2. 302 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

$5,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Windham County, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Connecticut State University with 1,207 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

633

Degrees Awarded to Men

883

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 633 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Windham County, CT, which is 0.717 times less than the 883 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

    1,151 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    113 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Windham County, CT were to White students. These 1,151 degrees mean that there were 9.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 118 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Windham County, CT was $196,800 in 2017, which is 0.904 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $196,900 to $196,800, a 0.0508% decrease. The homeownership rate in Windham County, CT is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Windham County, CT have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Windham County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,553

Median Household Income

± $1,889

44.5k

Number of Households

± 1,374

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.5k households in Windham County, CT grew to $62,553 from the previous year's value of $60,689.

The following chart displays the households in Windham County, CT 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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Housing

Property Value

$196,800

2017 Median

± $3,612

$196,900

2016 Median

± $3,120

In 2017, the median property value in Windham County, CT declined from to $196,800 from the previous year's value of $196,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Windham County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Windham County, CT 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 Windham County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Windham County, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Windham County, CT have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Windham County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Windham County, CT was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.58%) and those who Worked At Home (4.06%).

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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