Gregg County, TX

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Population

123,402

0.0965% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$47,970

1.76% growth

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

55,237

0.939% growth

Median Property Value

$130,000

3.42% growth

About

In 2017, Gregg County, TX had a population of 123k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $47,970. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gregg County, TX grew from 123,283 to 123,402, a 0.0965% increase and its median household income grew from $47,140 to $47,970, a 1.76% increase.

The population of Gregg County, TX is 58.3% White Alone, 20.1% Black or African American Alone, and 18.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Gregg County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gregg County, TX are Kilgore College (1,187 degrees awarded in 2016), LeTourneau University (572 degrees), and Barber Institute of Texas (10 degrees).

The median property value in Gregg County, TX is $130,000, and the homeownership rate is 58.8%. Most people in Gregg County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Gregg County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gregg County, TX employs 55.2k people. The largest industries in Gregg County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,857 people), Retail Trade (7,179 people), and Manufacturing (6,805 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,583), Utilities ($57,600), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,744).

Median household income in Gregg County, TX is $47,970. Males in Gregg County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Gregg County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,970

2017 value

± $1,445

1.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.29%

Households in Gregg County, TX have a median annual income of $47,970, 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 $47,140 in 2016, which represents a 1.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Gregg County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less 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 5.01

  2. Census Tract 101

  3. Census Tract 106

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gregg County, TX was Census Tract 5.01 with a value of $89,226, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $88,194 and $61,574.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gregg 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

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gregg County, TX (21k out of 119k 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 Males 6 - 11.

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

    12,133 ± 882

  2. Black

    7,565 ± 680

  3. Hispanic

    5,302 ± 580

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

55.2k

2017 Value

± 1,821

0.939%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gregg County, TX grew at a rate of 0.939%, from 54.7k employees to 55.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gregg County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,350 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,500 people), and Production Occupations (5,087 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gregg County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gregg County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,350 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,500 people), and Production Occupations (5,087 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gregg County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gregg County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,435), and Management Occupations ($61,965).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.2k

2017 Value

± 1,821

0.939%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gregg County, TX grew at a rate of 0.939%, from 54.7k employees to 55.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gregg County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,857 people), Retail Trade (7,179 people), and Manufacturing (6,805 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gregg County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gregg 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 Gregg County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,857 people), Retail Trade (7,179 people), and Manufacturing (6,805 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gregg County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.72 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.58 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gregg County, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,583), Utilities ($57,600), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,744).

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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

80.6% of the population of Gregg County, TX has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 9.88% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see 1334 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% increase from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 783 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

1,334 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see an average of 1,334 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% increase from the previous year (1,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gregg 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

19.4%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

9.88%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gregg County, TX declined by 3.27% from 20% to 19.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gregg 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

Gregg County, TX is home to a population of 123k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.77% of Gregg County, TX residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gregg County, TX is composed of 72k White Alone residents (58.3%), 24.8k Black or African American Alone residents (20.1%), 22.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.2%), 1.93k Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 1.68k Asian Alone residents (1.36%), 385 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.312%), 138 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), and 64 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0519%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gregg County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gregg County, TX was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Gregg County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gregg County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.8k people

8.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11k people

As of 2017, 8.77% of Gregg County, TX residents (10.8k 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 Gregg County, TX was 8.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Gregg County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gregg County, TX was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    72k ± 57

  2. Black or African American Alone

    24.8k ± 347

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22.4k ± 1.16k

In 2017, there were 2.9 times more White Alone residents (72k people) in Gregg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.8k Black or African American Alone and 22.4k 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 Gregg County, TX 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 Gregg County, TX 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 Gregg County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gregg County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,833 ± 314

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,452 ± 355

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,144 ± 327

Gregg County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gregg County, TX awarded 1,769 degrees. The student population of Gregg County, TX is skewed towards women, with 3,878 male students and 4,764 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gregg County, TX are White (1,187 and 68.3%), followed by Black or African American (249 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 8.34%), and Unknown (62 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Gregg County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Kilgore College (1,187 and 67.1%), LeTourneau University (572 and 32.3%), and Barber Institute of Texas (10 and 0.565%).

The most popular majors in Gregg County, TX are Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (138 and 7.8%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (133 and 7.52%), and General Studies (127 and 7.18%).

The median tuition costs in Gregg County, TX are $27,930 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. 127 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gregg County, TX was General Studies with 127 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,187 degrees awarded

  2. 572 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,930

Median Private

In 2016, the Gregg County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kilgore College with 1,187 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

862

Degrees Awarded to Men

907

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 862 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gregg County, TX, which is 0.95 times less than the 907 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,187 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gregg County, TX were to White students. These 1,187 degrees mean that there were 4.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 249 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gregg County, TX was $130,000 in 2017, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,700 to $130,000, a 3.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Gregg County, TX is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gregg County, TX have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gregg 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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$47,970

Median Household Income

± $1,445

45.6k

Number of Households

± 1,592

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.6k households in Gregg County, TX grew to $47,970 from the previous year's value of $47,140.

The following chart displays the households in Gregg 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

$130,000

2017 Median

± $3,565

$125,700

2016 Median

± $4,721

In 2017, the median property value in Gregg County, TX grew to to $130,000 from the previous year's value of $125,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gregg 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 Gregg County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.8% of the housing units in Gregg County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gregg County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Gregg County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.44%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gregg County, TX was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.44%) and those who Worked At Home (2.8%).

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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