Douglas County, KS

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Population

117,806

1.25% growth

Median Age

29.2


Median Household Income

$54,370

3.17% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

64,647

2.07% growth

Median Property Value

$188,100

3.41% growth

About

In 2017, Douglas County, KS had a population of 118k people with a median age of 29.2 and a median household income of $54,370. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Douglas County, KS grew from 116,352 to 117,806, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $52,698 to $54,370, a 3.17% increase.

The population of Douglas County, KS is 79.1% White Alone, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.84% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Douglas County, KS speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, KS are University of Kansas (6,970 degrees awarded in 2016), Baker University (930 degrees), and Haskell Indian Nations University (201 degrees).

The median property value in Douglas County, KS is $188,100, and the homeownership rate is 51.6%. Most people in Douglas County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Douglas County, KS employs 64.6k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, KS are Educational Services (12,598 people), Retail Trade (8,120 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,918 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,395), Utilities ($68,882), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,165).

Median household income in Douglas County, KS is $54,370. Males in Douglas County, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Douglas County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,370

2017 value

± $1,728

3.17%

1 Year Growth

± 4.37%

Households in Douglas County, KS have a median annual income of $54,370, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,698 in 2016, which represents a 3.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 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

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 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 Douglas County, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas 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 12.01

  2. Census Tract 16

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, KS was Census Tract 12.01 with a value of $90,096, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $86,214 and $85,428.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, KS (20.4k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,308 ± 943

  2. Asian

    1,828 ± 327

  3. Two Or More

    1,302 ± 419

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas County, KS is White, followed by Asian 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

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,942

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 4.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, KS grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 63.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,962 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,962 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,549 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.04 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,481), and Management Occupations ($57,604).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,942

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 4.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, KS grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 63.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, KS, are Educational Services (12,598 people), Retail Trade (8,120 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,918 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Douglas County, KS 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 Douglas County, KS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (12,598 people), Retail Trade (8,120 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, KS has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.38 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.1 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,395), Utilities ($68,882), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,165).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Douglas County, KS has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 7.45% on Medicaid, 8.2% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Douglas County, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, KS see 1181 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.33% increase from the previous year (1132 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1706 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,181 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, KS see an average of 1,181 patients per year. This represents a 4.33% increase from the previous year (1,132 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, KS 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%).

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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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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

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

8.71%

Uninsured

57.8%

Employer Coverage

7.45%

Medicaid

8.2%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, KS declined by 16.2% from 10.4% to 8.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Douglas County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Douglas County, KS is home to a population of 118k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.45% of Douglas County, KS residents were born outside of the country (7.59k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, KS is composed of 93.2k White Alone residents (79.1%), 7.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.03%), 5.7k Asian Alone residents (4.84%), 4.66k Black or African American Alone residents (3.96%), 4.32k Two or More Races residents (3.67%), 2.63k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.23%), 146 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.124%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00934%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Douglas County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Douglas County, KS was 29.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Douglas County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Douglas County, KS residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.59k people

6.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.68k people

As of 2017, 6.45% of Douglas County, KS residents (7.59k 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 Douglas County, KS was 6.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Douglas County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, KS was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    93.2k ± 116

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.11k ± 756

  3. Asian Alone

    5.7k ± 344

In 2017, there were 13.1 times more White Alone residents (93.2k people) in Douglas County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.11k Hispanic or Latino and 5.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,707 ± 245

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,028 ± 235

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    723 ± 187

Douglas County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Douglas County, KS awarded 8,191 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, KS is skewed towards women, with 14,582 male students and 16,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, KS are White (5,930 and 77.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (422 and 5.5%), Black or African American (314 and 4.09%), and Asian (300 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, KS by number of degrees awarded are University of Kansas (6,970 and 85.1%), Baker University (930 and 11.4%), and Haskell Indian Nations University (201 and 2.45%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, KS are General Business Administration & Management (584 and 7.13%), Accounting (338 and 4.13%), and Pharmacy (300 and 3.66%).

The median tuition costs in Douglas County, KS are $27,600 for private four year colleges, and $9,579 and $24,962 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 240 degrees awarded

  2. 238 degrees awarded

  3. 254 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Douglas County, KS was General Business Administration & Management with 240 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,970 degrees awarded

  2. 930 degrees awarded

  3. 201 degrees awarded

$9,579

Median In-State Public

$27,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Douglas County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kansas with 6,970 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,700

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,491

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,700 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, KS, which is 0.824 times less than the 4,491 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

    5,930 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    422 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    314 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Douglas County, KS were to White students. These 5,930 degrees mean that there were 14.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 422 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, KS was $188,100 in 2017, which is 0.864 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $181,900 to $188,100, a 3.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, KS is 51.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, KS have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,370

Median Household Income

± $1,728

44.9k

Number of Households

± 1,529

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.9k households in Douglas County, KS grew to $54,370 from the previous year's value of $52,698.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, KS 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

$188,100

2017 Median

± $4,149

$181,900

2016 Median

± $3,509

In 2017, the median property value in Douglas County, KS grew to to $188,100 from the previous year's value of $181,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas County, KS 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 Douglas County, KS 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 Douglas County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.6%

2017 Homeownership

51.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.6% of the housing units in Douglas County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.4%.

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.663% of the workforce in Douglas County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.82%

  3. Walked

    5.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Douglas County, KS was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.82%) and those who Walked (5.34%).

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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