Denton County, TX

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Population

836,210

3.72% growth

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$86,291

7.04% growth

Poverty Rate

8.4%


Number of Employees

450,427

2.94% growth

Median Property Value

$280,600

11.6% growth

About

In 2017, Denton County, TX had a population of 836k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $86,291. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Denton County, TX grew from 806,180 to 836,210, a 3.72% increase and its median household income grew from $80,613 to $86,291, a 7.04% increase.

The population of Denton County, TX is 59.2% White Alone, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.55% Black or African American Alone. 24.1% of the people in Denton County, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denton County, TX are University of North Texas (8,719 degrees awarded in 2016), Texas Woman's University (3,996 degrees), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (82 degrees).

The median property value in Denton County, TX is $280,600, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Denton County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Denton County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Denton County, TX employs 450k people. The largest industries in Denton County, TX are Retail Trade (55,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,273 people), and Educational Services (46,834 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,390), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,816), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,962).

Median household income in Denton County, TX is $86,291. Males in Denton County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Denton County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,291

2017 value

± $2,400

7.04%

1 Year Growth

± 3.6%

Households in Denton County, TX have a median annual income of $86,291, 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 $80,613 in 2016, which represents a 7.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas 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

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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 Denton County, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 217.51

  2. Census Tract 216.26

  3. Census Tract 217.49

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 217.51 with a value of $190,625, followed by Census Tract 216.26 and Census Tract 217.49, with respective values of $166,172 and $165,703.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denton County, TX (64.5k out of 768k 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 Males 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

    44,505 ± 1,732

  2. Hispanic

    23,429 ± 1,362

  3. Black

    7,915 ± 695

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denton County, TX 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

450k

2017 Value

± 11,826

2.94%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 438k employees to 450k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denton County, TX, are Management Occupations (66,036 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,066 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (54,272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (66,036 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,066 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (54,272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denton County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.53 times), and Management Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($86,744), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,851), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,525).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

450k

2017 Value

± 11,826

2.94%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 438k employees to 450k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denton County, TX, are Retail Trade (55,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,273 people), and Educational Services (46,834 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Denton County, TX 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 Denton County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (55,923 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,273 people), and Educational Services (46,834 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denton County, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.59 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.79 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Denton County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,390), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,816), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,962).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

89% of the population of Denton County, TX has health coverage, with 63.5% on employee plans, 5.94% on Medicaid, 7.53% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Denton County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see 1564 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.382% decrease from the previous year (1570 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1005 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,564 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see an average of 1,564 patients per year. This represents a 0.382% decrease from the previous year (1,570 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Denton County, TX 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

11%

Uninsured

63.5%

Employer Coverage

5.94%

Medicaid

7.53%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denton County, TX grew by 10.3% from 9.98% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denton County, TX 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. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Denton County, TX is home to a population of 836k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Denton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (117k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Denton County, TX is composed of 495k White Alone residents (59.2%), 163k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.4%), 79.9k Black or African American Alone residents (9.55%), 73.1k Asian Alone residents (8.74%), 21k Two or More Races residents (2.51%), 3.28k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.392%), 763 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0912%), and 423 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0506%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Denton County, TX are Spanish (106,618 speakers), Arabic (7,736 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,097 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Denton County, TX was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Denton County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Denton County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

117k people

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

109k people

As of 2017, 14% of Denton County, TX residents (117k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denton County, TX was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Texas residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Denton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Denton County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    495k ± 484

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    163k ± 8.15k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    79.9k ± 2.55k

In 2017, there were 3.05 times more White Alone residents (495k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 163k Hispanic or Latino and 79.9k 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 Denton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    106,618 speakers (13.6%)

  2. Arabic

    7,736 speakers (0.989%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    7,097 speakers (0.907%)

24.1% of Denton County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Denton County, TX was Spanish. 13.6% of the overall population of Denton County, TX are native Spanish speakers. 0.989% speak Arabic and 0.907% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,984 ± 1,463

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,370 ± 1,783

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,393 ± 1,573

Denton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Denton County, TX awarded 12,857 degrees. The student population of Denton County, TX is skewed towards women, with 19,842 male students and 34,278 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denton County, TX are White (6,438 and 53%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,279 and 18.8%), Black or African American (1,560 and 12.9%), and Two or More Races (938 and 7.73%).

The largest universities in Denton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of North Texas (8,719 and 67.8%), Texas Woman's University (3,996 and 31.1%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (82 and 0.638%).

The most popular majors in Denton County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (943 and 7.33%), General Studies (864 and 6.72%), and General Business Administration & Management (645 and 5.02%).

The median tuition costs in Denton County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,319 and $16,111 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 916 degrees awarded

  2. 864 degrees awarded

  3. 444 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denton County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 916 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,719 degrees awarded

  2. 3,996 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

$6,319

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Denton County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Texas with 8,719 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,194

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,663

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denton County, TX, which is 0.484 times less than the 8,663 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Denton County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,438 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,279 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,560 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Denton County, TX were to White students. These 6,438 degrees mean that there were 2.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,279 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denton County, TX was $280,600 in 2017, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $251,400 to $280,600, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Denton County, TX is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Denton County, TX have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Denton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$86,291

Median Household Income

± $2,400

294k

Number of Households

± 8,543

In 2017, the median household income of the 294k households in Denton County, TX grew to $86,291 from the previous year's value of $80,613.

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX 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

$280,600

2017 Median

± $4,546

$251,400

2016 Median

± $6,505

In 2017, the median property value in Denton County, TX grew to to $280,600 from the previous year's value of $251,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Denton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denton County, TX have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Denton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.21%

  3. Carpooled

    7.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Denton County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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