Beaver Falls, PA

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Population

8,641

1.08% decline

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$35,368

16.4% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

4,070

3.27% growth

Median Property Value

$61,400

1.82% growth

About

In 2017, Beaver Falls, PA had a population of 8.64k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $35,368. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaver Falls, PA declined from 8,735 to 8,641, a -1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,372 to $35,368, a 16.4% increase.

The population of Beaver Falls, PA is 72% White Alone, 17.6% Black or African American Alone, and 7.79% Two or More Races. 3% of the people in Beaver Falls, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaver Falls, PA are Geneva College (525 degrees awarded in 2016) and Beaver Falls Beauty Academy (26 degrees).

The median property value in Beaver Falls, PA is $61,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.5%. Most people in Beaver Falls, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaver Falls, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Beaver Falls, PA employs 4.07k people. The largest industries in Beaver Falls, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (847 people), Educational Services (593 people), and Retail Trade (483 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($75,924), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,125), and Wholesale Trade ($42,404).

Median household income in Beaver Falls, PA is $35,368. Males in Beaver Falls, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Beaver Falls, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,368

2017 value

± $6,945

16.4%

1 Year Growth

± 22.8%

Households in Beaver Falls, PA have a median annual income of $35,368, 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 $30,372 in 2016, which represents a 16.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Beaver Falls, PA made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Beaver Falls, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Beaver Falls, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 6011

  2. Census Tract 6013

  3. Census Tract 6012

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaver Falls, PA was Census Tract 6011 with a value of $39,740, followed by Census Tract 6013 and Census Tract 6012, with respective values of $31,316 and $24,936.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaver Falls, PA (1.96k out of 7.62k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    1,150 ± 234

  2. Two Or More

    393 ± 147

  3. Black

    373 ± 150

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

4.07k

2017 Value

± 410

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver Falls, PA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 3.94k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaver Falls, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (470 people), Sales & Related Occupations (430 people), and Production Occupations (350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaver Falls, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaver Falls, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (470 people), Sales & Related Occupations (430 people), and Production Occupations (350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beaver Falls, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.02 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaver Falls, PA, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($76,793), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($61,591), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.07k

2017 Value

± 410

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver Falls, PA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 3.94k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaver Falls, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (847 people), Educational Services (593 people), and Retail Trade (483 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaver Falls, PA, though some of these residents may live in Beaver Falls, PA 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 Beaver Falls, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (847 people), Educational Services (593 people), and Retail Trade (483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beaver Falls, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.57 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.5 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaver Falls, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($75,924), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,125), and Wholesale Trade ($42,404).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Beaver Falls, PA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Beaver Falls, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Beaver Falls, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

7.69%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

24.1%

Medicaid

9.8%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaver Falls, PA declined by 12.6% from 8.8% to 7.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaver Falls, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Beaver Falls, PA is home to a population of 8.64k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.67% of Beaver Falls, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Beaver Falls, PA is composed of 6.22k White Alone residents (72%), 1.52k Black or African American Alone residents (17.6%), 673 Two or More Races residents (7.79%), 152 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.76%), 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.474%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.37%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beaver Falls, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (80 speakers), Italian (54 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (34 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaver Falls, PA was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Beaver Falls, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaver Falls, PA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.67% of Beaver Falls, PA 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 Beaver Falls, PA was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Beaver Falls, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Beaver Falls, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Beaver Falls, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaver Falls, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.22k ± 325

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.52k ± 272

  3. Two or More Races

    673 ± 268

In 2017, there were 4.09 times more White Alone residents (6.22k people) in Beaver Falls, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Black or African American Alone and 673 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Beaver Falls, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    80 speakers (0.988%)

  2. Italian

    54 speakers (0.667%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    34 speakers (0.42%)

3% of Beaver Falls, PA 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 Beaver Falls, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.988% of the overall population of Beaver Falls, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.667% speak Italian and 0.42% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    122 ± 75

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    61 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    56 ± 55

Beaver Falls, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Beaver Falls, PA awarded 551 degrees. The student population of Beaver Falls, PA is skewed towards women, with 788 male students and 916 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaver Falls, PA are White (477 and 86.9%), followed by Black or African American (52 and 9.47%), Two or More Races (10 and 1.82%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 0.911%).

The largest universities in Beaver Falls, PA by number of degrees awarded are Geneva College (525 and 95.3%) and Beaver Falls Beauty Academy (26 and 4.72%).

The most popular majors in Beaver Falls, PA are General Business Administration & Management (57 and 10.3%), General Engineering (55 and 9.98%), and Organizational Leadership (52 and 9.44%).

The median tuition costs in Beaver Falls, PA are $25,680 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Beaver Falls, PA was General Engineering with 55 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 525 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,680

Median Private

In 2016, the Beaver Falls, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Geneva College with 525 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

233

Degrees Awarded to Men

318

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 233 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaver Falls, PA, which is 0.733 times less than the 318 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

    477 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beaver Falls, PA were to White students. These 477 degrees mean that there were 9.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaver Falls, PA was $61,400 in 2017, which is 0.282 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $60,300 to $61,400, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaver Falls, PA is 47.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaver Falls, PA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaver Falls, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,368

Median Household Income

± $6,945

3.28k

Number of Households

± 349

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.28k households in Beaver Falls, PA grew to $35,368 from the previous year's value of $30,372.

The following chart displays the households in Beaver Falls, PA 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

$61,400

2017 Median

± $5,447

$60,300

2016 Median

± $3,995

In 2017, the median property value in Beaver Falls, PA grew to to $61,400 from the previous year's value of $60,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaver Falls, PA 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 Beaver Falls, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Beaver Falls, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaver Falls, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.5%

2017 Homeownership

46.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.5% of the housing units in Beaver Falls, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaver Falls, PA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Beaver Falls, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.1%

  2. Walked

    13.1%

  3. Carpooled

    9.44%

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

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