Tampa, FL

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Population

385,423

2.19% growth

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$50,489

0.167% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

192,796

6.11% growth

Median Property Value

$233,800

8.19% growth

About

In 2017, Tampa, FL had a population of 385k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $50,489. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tampa, FL grew from 377,172 to 385,423, a 2.19% increase and its median household income grew from $50,405 to $50,489, a 0.167% increase.

The population of Tampa, FL is 44.7% White Alone, 26.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 22.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tampa, FL speak a non-English language, and 90.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tampa, FL are University of South Florida-Main Campus (11,904 degrees awarded in 2016), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (9,671 degrees), and Hillsborough Community College (5,160 degrees).

The median property value in Tampa, FL is $233,800, and the homeownership rate is 46.7%. Most people in Tampa, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tampa, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tampa, FL employs 193k people. The largest industries in Tampa, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,904 people), Retail Trade (20,208 people), and Educational Services (19,781 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,313), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,207), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,514).

Median household income in Tampa, FL is $50,489. Males in Tampa, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Tampa, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,489

2017 value

± $1,610

0.167%

1 Year Growth

± 4.94%

Households in Tampa, FL have a median annual income of $50,489, 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 $50,405 in 2016, which represents a 0.167% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tampa, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tampa, FL 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

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tampa, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tampa, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 59

  2. Census Tract 60

  3. Census Tract 110.12

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tampa, FL was Census Tract 59 with a value of $120,078, followed by Census Tract 60 and Census Tract 110.12, with respective values of $108,791 and $106,993.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tampa, FL (71.4k out of 357k 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

    34,922 ± 1,474

  2. Black

    29,680 ± 1,301

  3. Hispanic

    23,261 ± 1,159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tampa, FL 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

193k

2017 Value

± 7,926

6.11%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tampa, FL grew at a rate of 6.11%, from 182k employees to 193k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tampa, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (11,099 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (6,288 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (6,253 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (11,099 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (6,288 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (6,253 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tampa, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Communications Equipment Operators (3.36 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (2.44 times), and Other Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Technic (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tampa, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,879), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,011), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,639).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

193k

2017 Value

± 7,926

6.11%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tampa, FL grew at a rate of 6.11%, from 182k employees to 193k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tampa, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,904 people), Retail Trade (20,208 people), and Educational Services (19,781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tampa, FL, though some of these residents may live in Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,904 people), Retail Trade (20,208 people), and Educational Services (19,781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tampa, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.78 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.52 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tampa, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,313), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,207), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,514).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Tampa, FL has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 8.52% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Tampa, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Tampa, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

12.1%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

8.52%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tampa, FL grew by 4.38% from 11.6% to 12.1%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Tampa, FL is home to a population of 385k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of Tampa, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tampa, FL is composed of 172k White Alone residents (44.7%), 102k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.4%), 85.3k Black or African American Alone residents (22.1%), 16.4k Asian Alone residents (4.26%), 8.16k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 852 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.221%), 441 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.114%), and 84 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0218%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tampa, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tampa, FL was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Tampa, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tampa, FL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.5% of Tampa, FL residents 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 Tampa, FL was 14.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tampa, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Tampa, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

90.6%

2017 Citizenship

90.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.6% of Tampa, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tampa, FL was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    172k ± 6.72k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    102k ± 7.67k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    85.3k ± 6.71k

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (172k people) in Tampa, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102k Hispanic or Latino and 85.3k 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Tampa, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tampa, FL 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,312 ± 1,439

  2. Vietnam

    6,111 ± 1,324

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,081 ± 1,120

Tampa, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tampa, FL awarded 30,444 degrees. The student population of Tampa, FL is skewed towards women, with 36,950 male students and 62,184 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tampa, FL are White (13,856 and 47.7%), followed by Black or African American (6,458 and 22.2%), Hispanic or Latino (4,678 and 16.1%), and Unknown (2,051 and 7.06%).

The largest universities in Tampa, FL by number of degrees awarded are University of South Florida-Main Campus (11,904 and 39.1%), Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (9,671 and 31.8%), and Hillsborough Community College (5,160 and 16.9%).

The most popular majors in Tampa, FL are Medical Insurance Specialist (4,229 and 13.9%), Medical Administrative Assistant (3,854 and 12.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,095 and 10.2%).

The median tuition costs in Tampa, FL are $19,294 for private four year colleges, and $4,559 and $15,473 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 630 degrees awarded

  2. 677 degrees awarded

  3. 666 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tampa, FL was General Biomedical Sciences with 630 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,904 degrees awarded

  2. 9,671 degrees awarded

  3. 5,160 degrees awarded

$4,559

Median In-State Public

$19,294

Median Private

In 2016, the Tampa, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Florida-Main Campus with 11,904 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9,322

Degrees Awarded to Men

21,122

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9,322 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tampa, FL, which is 0.441 times less than the 21,122 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Tampa, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,856 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6,458 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4,678 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tampa, FL were to White students. These 13,856 degrees mean that there were 2.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6,458 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tampa, FL was $233,800 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $216,100 to $233,800, a 8.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Tampa, FL is 46.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tampa, FL have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tampa, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,489

Median Household Income

± $1,610

154k

Number of Households

± 6,399

In 2017, the median household income of the 154k households in Tampa, FL grew to $50,489 from the previous year's value of $50,405.

The following chart displays the households in Tampa, FL 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

$233,800

2017 Median

± $9,737

$216,100

2016 Median

± $10,894

In 2017, the median property value in Tampa, FL grew to to $233,800 from the previous year's value of $216,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

46.7%

2017 Homeownership

47.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.7% of the housing units in Tampa, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tampa, FL have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Tampa, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.48%

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

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