Richmond County, NC

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Population

45,447

0.575% decline

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$33,607

3.32% growth

Poverty Rate

26.1%


Number of Employees

17,354

0.44% growth

Median Property Value

$80,000

0.621% decline

About

In 2017, Richmond County, NC had a population of 45.4k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $33,607. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richmond County, NC declined from 45,710 to 45,447, a -0.575% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,526 to $33,607, a 3.32% increase.

The population of Richmond County, NC is 57.6% White Alone, 31.1% Black or African American Alone, and 6.24% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Richmond County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richmond County, NC are Richmond Community College (770 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Richmond County, NC is $80,000, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Richmond County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Richmond County, NC employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Richmond County, NC are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,308), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,969).

Median household income in Richmond County, NC is $33,607. Males in Richmond County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Richmond County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,607

2017 value

± $2,248

3.32%

1 Year Growth

± 8.71%

Households in Richmond County, NC have a median annual income of $33,607, 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 $32,526 in 2016, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Richmond County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 9704

  2. Census Tract 9709

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond County, NC was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $42,628, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $41,593 and $41,349.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond County, NC (11.4k out of 43.9k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    6,238 ± 631

  2. Black

    4,434 ± 428

  3. Hispanic

    1,405 ± 341

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richmond County, NC 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

17.4k

2017 Value

± 957

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, NC grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 17.3k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,339 people), Production Occupations (2,179 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,560 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,339 people), Production Occupations (2,179 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.89 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.17 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,472), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,824), and Management Occupations ($62,552).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k

2017 Value

± 957

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, NC grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 17.3k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Richmond County, NC 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 Richmond County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Public Administration (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richmond County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,308), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

85.9% of the population of Richmond County, NC has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Richmond County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NC see 2391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.665% decrease from the previous year (2407 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3210 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 749 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NC see an average of 2,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.665% decrease from the previous year (2,407 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Richmond County, NC 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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

14.1%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond County, NC declined by 5.56% from 14.9% to 14.1%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Richmond County, NC is home to a population of 45.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.86% of Richmond County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond County, NC is composed of 26.2k White Alone residents (57.6%), 14.1k Black or African American Alone residents (31.1%), 2.84k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.24%), 954 Two or More Races residents (2.1%), 880 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.94%), 468 Asian Alone residents (1.03%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Richmond County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richmond County, NC was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Richmond County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Richmond County, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.75k people

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.61k people

As of 2017, 3.86% of Richmond County, NC residents (1.75k 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 Richmond County, NC was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Richmond County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond County, NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.2k ± 2

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.1k ± 235

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.84k ± 318

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more White Alone residents (26.2k people) in Richmond County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American Alone and 2.84k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,051 ± 168

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    379 ± 140

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    355 ± 126

Richmond County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Richmond County, NC awarded 770 degrees. The student population of Richmond County, NC is skewed towards women, with 966 male students and 1,687 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richmond County, NC are White (404 and 52.7%), followed by Black or African American (232 and 30.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (57 and 7.43%), and Unknown (35 and 4.56%).

The largest universities in Richmond County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Richmond Community College (770 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Richmond County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (153 and 19.9%), Medical Assistant (84 and 10.9%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (81 and 10.5%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Richmond County, NC was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

770 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Richmond County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richmond Community College with 770 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

282

Degrees Awarded to Men

488

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 282 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richmond County, NC, which is 0.578 times less than the 488 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Richmond County, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    404 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    232 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    57 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Richmond County, NC were to White students. These 404 degrees mean that there were 1.74 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 232 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond County, NC was $80,000 in 2017, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,500 to $80,000, a 0.621% decrease. The homeownership rate in Richmond County, NC is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richmond County, NC have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,607

Median Household Income

± $2,248

18.4k

Number of Households

± 960

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Richmond County, NC grew to $33,607 from the previous year's value of $32,526.

The following chart displays the households in Richmond County, NC 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$80,000

2017 Median

± $2,915

$80,500

2016 Median

± $4,014

In 2017, the median property value in Richmond County, NC declined from to $80,000 from the previous year's value of $80,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Richmond County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond County, NC have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Richmond County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.95%

  3. Walked

    2.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Richmond County, NC was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.95%) and those who Walked (2.3%).

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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