Pueblo, CO

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Population

109,122

0.68% growth

Median Age

37.5


Median Household Income

$36,280

1.43% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

42,718

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$121,200

3.77% growth

About

In 2017, Pueblo, CO had a population of 109k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $36,280. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pueblo, CO grew from 108,385 to 109,122, a 0.68% increase and its median household income grew from $35,770 to $36,280, a 1.43% increase.

The population of Pueblo, CO is 52.2% Hispanic or Latino, 42.6% White Alone, and 2.06% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pueblo, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pueblo, CO are Pueblo Community College (2,334 degrees awarded in 2016) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (905 degrees).

The median property value in Pueblo, CO is $121,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.7%. Most people in Pueblo, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pueblo, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pueblo, CO employs 42.7k people. The largest industries in Pueblo, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,676 people), Retail Trade (6,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,177 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($46,618), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($45,733), and Manufacturing ($41,634).

Median household income in Pueblo, CO is $36,280. Males in Pueblo, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Pueblo, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,280

2017 value

± $1,061

1.43%

1 Year Growth

± 3.92%

Households in Pueblo, CO have a median annual income of $36,280, 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 $35,770 in 2016, which represents a 1.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 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

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 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 Pueblo, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado 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 28.08

  2. Census Tract 30.04

  3. Census Tract 28.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pueblo, CO was Census Tract 28.08 with a value of $92,917, followed by Census Tract 30.04 and Census Tract 28.06, with respective values of $83,750 and $66,295.

The following map shows all of the places in Pueblo, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pueblo, CO (25.6k out of 105k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    16,739 ± 898

  2. Hispanic

    15,393 ± 838

  3. Other

    4,850 ± 534

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pueblo, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

42.7k

2017 Value

± 1,383

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pueblo, CO grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 42.2k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pueblo, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,980 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,325 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,136 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pueblo, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pueblo, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,980 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,325 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pueblo, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.12 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.82 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pueblo, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,063), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,417), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,387).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.7k

2017 Value

± 1,383

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pueblo, CO grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 42.2k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pueblo, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,676 people), Retail Trade (6,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,177 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pueblo, CO, though some of these residents may live in Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,676 people), Retail Trade (6,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,177 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pueblo, CO has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.47 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pueblo, CO, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($46,618), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($45,733), and Manufacturing ($41,634).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Pueblo, CO has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 33.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.25% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pueblo, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Pueblo, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

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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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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

9.46%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

33.3%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pueblo, CO declined by 13.4% from 10.9% to 9.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pueblo, CO 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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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

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Diversity

Pueblo, CO is home to a population of 109k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.39% of Pueblo, CO residents were born outside of the country (4.79k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pueblo, CO is composed of 57k Hispanic or Latino residents (52.2%), 46.5k White Alone residents (42.6%), 2.24k Black or African American Alone residents (2.06%), 1.86k Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 744 Asian Alone residents (0.682%), 531 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.487%), 229 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.21%), and 115 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.105%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pueblo, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pueblo, CO was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Pueblo, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pueblo, CO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.79k people

4.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.47k people

As of 2017, 4.39% of Pueblo, CO residents (4.79k 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 Pueblo, CO was 4.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Pueblo, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pueblo, CO was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    57k ± 2.41k

  2. White Alone

    46.5k ± 681

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.24k ± 266

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (57k people) in Pueblo, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.5k White Alone and 2.24k 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 Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pueblo, CO 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

    2,832 ± 280

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,087 ± 225

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    995 ± 220

Pueblo, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pueblo, CO awarded 3,239 degrees. The student population of Pueblo, CO is skewed towards women, with 5,184 male students and 8,180 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pueblo, CO are White (1,703 and 53.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (988 and 31%), Black or African American (231 and 7.25%), and Two or More Races (80 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Pueblo, CO by number of degrees awarded are Pueblo Community College (2,334 and 72.1%) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (905 and 27.9%).

The most popular majors in Pueblo, CO are Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (572 and 17.7%), General Computer & Information Sciences (252 and 7.78%), and Registered Nursing (222 and 6.85%).

The median tuition costs in Pueblo, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,743 and $17,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pueblo, CO was Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry with 569 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,334 degrees awarded

  2. 905 degrees awarded

$6,743

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pueblo, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pueblo Community College with 2,334 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,796

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,443

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,796 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pueblo, CO, which is 1.24 times more than the 1,443 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pueblo, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,703 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    988 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    231 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pueblo, CO were to White students. These 1,703 degrees mean that there were 1.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 988 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pueblo, CO was $121,200 in 2017, which is 0.557 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,800 to $121,200, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Pueblo, CO is 54.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pueblo, CO have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pueblo, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,280

Median Household Income

± $1,061

43.5k

Number of Households

± 1,335

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.5k households in Pueblo, CO grew to $36,280 from the previous year's value of $35,770.

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo, CO 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

$121,200

2017 Median

± $2,763

$116,800

2016 Median

± $2,579

In 2017, the median property value in Pueblo, CO grew to to $121,200 from the previous year's value of $116,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pueblo, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.7%

2017 Homeownership

55.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.7% of the housing units in Pueblo, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

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

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pueblo, CO have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Pueblo, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Walked

    2.44%

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

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