McAlester, OK

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Population

18,198

0.312% decline

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$43,382

2.99% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

7,245

0.984% decline

Median Property Value

$98,600

3.71% decline

About

In 2017, McAlester, OK had a population of 18.2k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $43,382. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McAlester, OK declined from 18,255 to 18,198, a -0.312% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,123 to $43,382, a 2.99% increase.

The population of McAlester, OK is 65.8% White Alone, 13.7% Two or More Races, and 8.15% Hispanic or Latino. 7.67% of the people in McAlester, OK speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McAlester, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (137 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in McAlester, OK is $98,600, and the homeownership rate is 61.4%. Most people in McAlester, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in McAlester, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McAlester, OK employs 7.25k people. The largest industries in McAlester, OK are Public Administration (1,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,045 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (774 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,479), Utilities ($62,614), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,222).

Median household income in McAlester, OK is $43,382. Males in McAlester, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in McAlester, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,382

2017 value

± $3,274

2.99%

1 Year Growth

± 9.78%

Households in McAlester, OK have a median annual income of $43,382, 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 $42,123 in 2016, which represents a 2.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in McAlester, OK made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in McAlester, OK 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. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of McAlester, OK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McAlester, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma 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 4863

  2. Census Tract 4866

  3. Census Tract 4860

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McAlester, OK was Census Tract 4863 with a value of $104,167, followed by Census Tract 4866 and Census Tract 4860, with respective values of $68,717 and $50,417.

The following map shows all of the places in McAlester, OK 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 McAlester, OK (3.27k out of 16.3k 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 Males 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

    1,837 ± 239

  2. Two Or More

    791 ± 162

  3. Hispanic

    569 ± 131

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McAlester, OK is White, followed by Two Or More 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

7.25k

2017 Value

± 493

-0.984%

1 Year decline

± 9.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McAlester, OK declined at a rate of -0.984%, from 7.32k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McAlester, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,113 people), Sales & Related Occupations (637 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (624 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McAlester, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McAlester, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,113 people), Sales & Related Occupations (637 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (624 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McAlester, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.07 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.15 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McAlester, OK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,375), Management Occupations ($56,045), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,041).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.25k

2017 Value

± 493

-0.984%

1 Year decline

± 9.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McAlester, OK declined at a rate of -0.984%, from 7.32k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McAlester, OK, are Public Administration (1,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,045 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McAlester, OK, though some of these residents may live in McAlester, OK 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 McAlester, OK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,045 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McAlester, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.85 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.29 times), and Utilities (2.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McAlester, OK, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,479), Utilities ($62,614), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,222).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils with $21.4B and Gasoline and $19.2B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

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

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Health

81.5% of the population of McAlester, OK has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of McAlester, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in McAlester, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 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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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

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

18.5%

Uninsured

34.8%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McAlester, OK declined by 1.98% from 18.9% to 18.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McAlester, OK 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

McAlester, OK is home to a population of 18.2k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.74% of McAlester, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of McAlester, OK is composed of 12k White Alone residents (65.8%), 2.5k Two or More Races residents (13.7%), 1.48k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.15%), 1.09k Black or African American Alone residents (5.98%), 1.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (5.58%), 125 Asian Alone residents (0.687%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.104%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McAlester, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (801 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (132 speakers), and Korean (77 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in McAlester, OK was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in McAlester, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all McAlester, OK residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.94%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.74% of McAlester, OK residents 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 McAlester, OK was 3.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of McAlester, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 McAlester, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of McAlester, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McAlester, OK was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12k ± 277

  2. Two or More Races

    2.5k ± 285

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.48k ± 268

In 2017, there were 4.79 times more White Alone residents (12k people) in McAlester, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Two or More Races and 1.48k 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 McAlester, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    801 speakers (4.68%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    132 speakers (0.771%)

  3. Korean

    77 speakers (0.45%)

7.67% of McAlester, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in McAlester, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.68% of the overall population of McAlester, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.771% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.45% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    397 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    197 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    169 ± 74

McAlester, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McAlester, OK awarded 137 degrees. The student population of McAlester, OK is skewed towards men, with 210 male students and 204 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McAlester, OK are White (83 and 60.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (37 and 27%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.84%), and Black or African American (3 and 2.19%).

The largest universities in McAlester, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (137 and 100%).

The most popular majors in McAlester, OK are General Health Services (38 and 27.7%), Welding Technology (28 and 20.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (17 and 12.4%).

The median tuition costs in McAlester, OK are $N/A 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. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in McAlester, OK was General Health Services with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in McAlester, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

137 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McAlester, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester with 137 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

75

Degrees Awarded to Men

62

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 75 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McAlester, OK, which is 1.21 times more than the 62 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

    83 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McAlester, OK were to White students. These 83 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McAlester, OK was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,400 to $98,600, a 3.71% decrease. The homeownership rate in McAlester, OK is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in McAlester, OK have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McAlester, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,382

Median Household Income

± $3,274

6.9k

Number of Households

± 441

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.9k households in McAlester, OK grew to $43,382 from the previous year's value of $42,123.

The following chart displays the households in McAlester, OK 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

$98,600

2017 Median

± $5,388

$102,400

2016 Median

± $7,483

In 2017, the median property value in McAlester, OK declined from to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $102,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

61.4%

2017 Homeownership

60.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.4% of the housing units in McAlester, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

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

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McAlester, OK have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in McAlester, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    14.2%

  3. Walked

    2.12%

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

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