Newport County, RI

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Population

83,204

0.592% growth

Median Age

44.6


Median Household Income

$75,463

5.77% growth

Poverty Rate

9.01%


Number of Employees

41,471

0.672% growth

Median Property Value

$362,800

2.81% growth

About

In 2017, Newport County, RI had a population of 83.2k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $75,463. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newport County, RI grew from 82,714 to 83,204, a 0.592% increase and its median household income grew from $71,347 to $75,463, a 5.77% increase.

The population of Newport County, RI is 86% White Alone, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.12% Black or African American Alone. 10% of the people in Newport County, RI speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport County, RI are Salve Regina University (847 degrees awarded in 2016) and International Yacht Restoration School (69 degrees).

The median property value in Newport County, RI is $362,800, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Newport County, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport County, RI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Newport County, RI employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Newport County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), Educational Services (4,542 people), and Retail Trade (3,962 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,344), Public Administration ($78,814), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,590).

Median household income in Newport County, RI is $75,463. Males in Newport County, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in Newport County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,463

2017 value

± $1,780

5.77%

1 Year Growth

± 3.56%

Households in Newport County, RI have a median annual income of $75,463, 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 $71,347 in 2016, which represents a 5.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Newport County, RI made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Newport County, RI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newport County, RI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 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 Newport County, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island 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 401.02

  2. Census Tract 413

  3. Census Tract 407

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport County, RI was Census Tract 401.02 with a value of $97,308, followed by Census Tract 413 and Census Tract 407, with respective values of $95,175 and $86,417.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport County, RI (7.18k out of 79.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    5,158 ± 522

  2. Hispanic

    1,017 ± 279

  3. Black

    874 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport County, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,389

0.672%

1 Year growth

± 4.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newport County, RI grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 41.2k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport County, RI, are Management Occupations (5,065 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport County, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newport County, RI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,065 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newport County, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.4 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.34 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newport County, RI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,804), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,930), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,389

0.672%

1 Year growth

± 4.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newport County, RI grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 41.2k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), Educational Services (4,542 people), and Retail Trade (3,962 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Newport County, RI 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 Newport County, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), Educational Services (4,542 people), and Retail Trade (3,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newport County, RI has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.92 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.43 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newport County, RI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,344), Public Administration ($78,814), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,590).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $6.99B

  3. $4.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $6.99B and Fuel oils and $4.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$48.1B

2015 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

17.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $48.1B. This is expected to increase 17.7% to $56.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.9B

  2. $2.86B

  3. $1.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $14.9B, followed by Connecticut with $2.86B and New York and $1.45B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Newport County, RI has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 8.72% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 4.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Newport County, RI was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see 1177 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.23% decrease from the previous year (1229 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1048 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 331 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,177 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see an average of 1,177 patients per year. This represents a 4.23% decrease from the previous year (1,229 patients).

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

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

5.84%

Uninsured

49.7%

Employer Coverage

8.72%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

17.1%

Non-Group

4.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport County, RI declined by 20.1% from 7.31% to 5.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newport County, RI 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. 9.7% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

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

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Diversity

Newport County, RI is home to a population of 83.2k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.35% of Newport County, RI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Newport County, RI is composed of 71.5k White Alone residents (86%), 4.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.56%), 2.6k Black or African American Alone residents (3.12%), 2.27k Two or More Races residents (2.73%), 1.67k Asian Alone residents (2.01%), 290 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), 159 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.191%), and 49 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0589%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newport County, RI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,111 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1,374 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (666 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newport County, RI was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Newport County, RI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Newport County, RI residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.35% of Newport County, RI residents 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 Newport County, RI was 7.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newport County, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Newport County, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Newport County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newport County, RI was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71.5k ± 159

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.62k ± 536

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.6k ± 264

In 2017, there were 15.5 times more White Alone residents (71.5k people) in Newport County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.62k Hispanic or Latino and 2.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newport County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,111 speakers (3.94%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    1,374 speakers (1.74%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    666 speakers (0.843%)

10% of Newport County, RI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Newport County, RI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.94% of the overall population of Newport County, RI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.74% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.843% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,699 ± 299

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,197 ± 236

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,056 ± 218

Newport County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Newport County, RI awarded 916 degrees. The student population of Newport County, RI is skewed towards women, with 948 male students and 1,896 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport County, RI are White (731 and 82.5%), followed by Unknown (59 and 6.66%), Hispanic or Latino (42 and 4.74%), and Black or African American (21 and 2.37%).

The largest universities in Newport County, RI by number of degrees awarded are Salve Regina University (847 and 92.5%) and International Yacht Restoration School (69 and 7.53%).

The most popular majors in Newport County, RI are General Business Administration & Management (111 and 12.1%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (89 and 9.72%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 9.06%).

The median tuition costs in Newport County, RI are $37,270 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. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport County, RI was General Psychology with 46 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 847 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$37,270

Median Private

In 2016, the Newport County, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salve Regina University with 847 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

325

Degrees Awarded to Men

591

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 325 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport County, RI, which is 0.55 times less than the 591 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newport County, RI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    731 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newport County, RI were to White students. These 731 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport County, RI was $362,800 in 2017, which is 1.67 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $352,900 to $362,800, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport County, RI is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newport County, RI have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newport County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$75,463

Median Household Income

± $1,780

35.4k

Number of Households

± 1,132

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Newport County, RI grew to $75,463 from the previous year's value of $71,347.

The following chart displays the households in Newport County, RI 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

$362,800

2017 Median

± $8,036

$352,900

2016 Median

± $6,138

In 2017, the median property value in Newport County, RI grew to to $362,800 from the previous year's value of $352,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newport County, RI 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 Newport County, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62% of the housing units in Newport County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport County, RI have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Newport County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.24%

  3. Walked

    6.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newport County, RI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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