Bismarck, ND

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Population

70,536

2.25% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$61,477

1.92% growth

Poverty Rate

9.52%


Number of Employees

39,102

1.52% growth

Median Property Value

$223,200

8.61% growth

About

In 2017, Bismarck, ND had a population of 70.5k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $61,477. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bismarck, ND grew from 68,981 to 70,536, a 2.25% increase and its median household income grew from $60,320 to $61,477, a 1.92% increase.

The population of Bismarck, ND is 89% White Alone, 3.74% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.33% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bismarck, ND speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bismarck, ND are Bismarck State College (1,155 degrees awarded in 2016), The Hair Academy (35 degrees), and JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School (21 degrees).

The median property value in Bismarck, ND is $223,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Bismarck, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bismarck, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bismarck, ND employs 39.1k people. The largest industries in Bismarck, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,863 people), Retail Trade (4,491 people), and Public Administration (3,325 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,192), Utilities ($74,315), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,342).

Median household income in Bismarck, ND is $61,477. Males in Bismarck, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Bismarck, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,477

2017 value

± $1,259

1.92%

1 Year Growth

± 3.46%

Households in Bismarck, ND have a median annual income of $61,477, 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 $60,320 in 2016, which represents a 1.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.44 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. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bismarck, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota 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 111.04

  2. Census Tract 111.05

  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bismarck, ND was Census Tract 111.04 with a value of $136,000, followed by Census Tract 111.05 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $120,263 and $87,337.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bismarck, ND (6.51k out of 68.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    4,556 ± 506

  2. Native American

    1,431 ± 310

  3. Black

    352 ± 234

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bismarck, ND is White, followed by Native American 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

39.1k

2017 Value

± 1,377

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bismarck, ND grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 38.5k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bismarck, ND, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,395 people), Management Occupations (3,733 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,568 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bismarck, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bismarck, ND, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,395 people), Management Occupations (3,733 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,568 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bismarck, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.56 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.42 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bismarck, ND, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,815), Management Occupations ($67,718), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($62,200).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.1k

2017 Value

± 1,377

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bismarck, ND grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 38.5k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bismarck, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,863 people), Retail Trade (4,491 people), and Public Administration (3,325 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bismarck, ND, though some of these residents may live in Bismarck, ND 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 Bismarck, ND, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,863 people), Retail Trade (4,491 people), and Public Administration (3,325 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bismarck, ND has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.67 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.28 times), and Public Administration (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bismarck, ND, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,192), Utilities ($74,315), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,342).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.4B) and Other ag prods. ($10.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

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

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Health

93% of the population of Bismarck, ND has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 7.38% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bismarck, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Bismarck, ND see 1333 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.22% increase from the previous year (1279 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1553 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 606 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,333 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see an average of 1,333 patients per year. This represents a 4.22% increase from the previous year (1,279 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Dakota in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

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

6.98%

Uninsured

57.6%

Employer Coverage

7.38%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bismarck, ND declined by 5.59% from 7.4% to 6.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bismarck, ND 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. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Bismarck, ND is home to a population of 70.5k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.73% of Bismarck, ND residents were born outside of the country (1.92k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bismarck, ND is composed of 62.8k White Alone residents (89%), 2.64k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.74%), 1.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.33%), 1.39k Black or African American Alone residents (1.98%), 1.33k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 669 Asian Alone residents (0.948%), 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0581%), and 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0553%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bismarck, ND are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bismarck, ND was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Bismarck, ND are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bismarck, ND residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.92k people

2.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.75k people

As of 2017, 2.73% of Bismarck, ND residents (1.92k 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 Bismarck, ND was 2.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Bismarck, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bismarck, ND was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    62.8k ± 342

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.64k ± 324

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.64k ± 306

In 2017, there were 23.8 times more White Alone residents (62.8k people) in Bismarck, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.64k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.64k 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 Bismarck, ND 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 Bismarck, ND 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 Bismarck, ND was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bismarck, ND 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

    1,527 ± 221

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    761 ± 198

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    518 ± 186

Bismarck, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bismarck, ND awarded 1,211 degrees. The student population of Bismarck, ND is skewed towards men, with 2,266 male students and 1,802 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bismarck, ND are White (1,088 and 90.1%), followed by Unknown (29 and 2.4%), Black or African American (26 and 2.15%), and Two or More Races (24 and 1.99%).

The largest universities in Bismarck, ND by number of degrees awarded are Bismarck State College (1,155 and 95.4%), The Hair Academy (35 and 2.89%), and JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School (21 and 1.73%).

The most popular majors in Bismarck, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (381 and 31.5%), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (138 and 11.4%), and Operations Management & Supervision (96 and 7.93%).

The median tuition costs in Bismarck, ND are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,916 and $7,785 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bismarck, ND was Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology with 110 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,155 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

$2,916

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bismarck, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bismarck State College with 1,155 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

729

Degrees Awarded to Men

482

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 729 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bismarck, ND, which is 1.51 times more than the 482 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bismarck, ND by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,088 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bismarck, ND were to White students. These 1,088 degrees mean that there were 37.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bismarck, ND was $223,200 in 2017, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $205,500 to $223,200, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Bismarck, ND is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bismarck, ND have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bismarck, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,477

Median Household Income

± $1,259

31.4k

Number of Households

± 1,222

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.4k households in Bismarck, ND grew to $61,477 from the previous year's value of $60,320.

The following chart displays the households in Bismarck, ND 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

$223,200

2017 Median

± $4,150

$205,500

2016 Median

± $4,859

In 2017, the median property value in Bismarck, ND grew to to $223,200 from the previous year's value of $205,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bismarck, ND 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 Bismarck, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bismarck, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bismarck, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.4% of the housing units in Bismarck, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bismarck, ND have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Bismarck, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.28%

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

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