Albemarle, NC

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Population

60,875

0.437% growth

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$46,017

4.25% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

27,689

3.9% growth

Median Property Value

$133,000

2.86% growth

About

In 2017, Albemarle, NC had a population of 60.9k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $46,017. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Albemarle, NC grew from 60,610 to 60,875, a 0.437% increase and its median household income grew from $44,140 to $46,017, a 4.25% increase.

The population of Albemarle, NC is 81.2% White Alone, 11.1% Black or African American Alone, and 4.01% Hispanic or Latino. 5.74% of the people in Albemarle, NC speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albemarle, NC are Stanly Community College (718 degrees awarded in 2016) and Pfeiffer University (489 degrees).

The median property value in Albemarle, NC is $133,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Albemarle, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Albemarle, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Albemarle, NC employs 27.7k people. The largest industries in Albemarle, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), Manufacturing (4,205 people), and Retail Trade (3,265 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,052), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,081), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,977).

Median household income in Albemarle, NC is $46,017. Males in Albemarle, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Albemarle, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,017

2017 value

± $2,247

4.25%

1 Year Growth

± 7.04%

Households in Albemarle, NC have a median annual income of $46,017, 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 $44,140 in 2016, which represents a 4.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Albemarle, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Albemarle, NC 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Albemarle, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Albemarle, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albemarle, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albemarle, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $77,691, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $77,318 and $69,940.

The following map shows all of the counties in Albemarle, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albemarle, NC (9.27k out of 58.9k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    6,466 ± 567

  2. Black

    2,324 ± 339

  3. Hispanic

    714 ± 190

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albemarle, NC 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

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,039

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albemarle, NC grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 26.7k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albemarle, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,109 people), Production Occupations (2,549 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,547 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albemarle, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albemarle, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,109 people), Production Occupations (2,549 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,547 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albemarle, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.09 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.59 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albemarle, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,609), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,409), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,069).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,039

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albemarle, NC grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 26.7k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albemarle, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), Manufacturing (4,205 people), and Retail Trade (3,265 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albemarle, NC, though some of these residents may live in Albemarle, NC 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 Albemarle, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), Manufacturing (4,205 people), and Retail Trade (3,265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albemarle, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.37 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.5 times), and Construction (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albemarle, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,052), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,081), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,977).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Albemarle, NC has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Albemarle, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Albemarle, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

42.8%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albemarle, NC declined by 2.15% from 12.3% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albemarle, NC 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. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Albemarle, NC is home to a population of 60.9k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.03% of Albemarle, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Albemarle, NC is composed of 49.4k White Alone residents (81.2%), 6.73k Black or African American Alone residents (11.1%), 2.44k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.01%), 1.16k Asian Alone residents (1.91%), 924 Two or More Races residents (1.52%), 155 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.255%), 52 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0854%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0164%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albemarle, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,041 speakers), Hmong (548 speakers), and Chinese (100 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Albemarle, NC was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Albemarle, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Albemarle, NC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.03% of Albemarle, NC 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 Albemarle, NC was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Albemarle, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Albemarle, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Albemarle, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Albemarle, NC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49.4k ± 79

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.73k ± 221

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.44k ± 366

In 2017, there were 7.34 times more White Alone residents (49.4k people) in Albemarle, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.73k Black or African American Alone and 2.44k 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 Albemarle, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,041 speakers (3.57%)

  2. Hmong

    548 speakers (0.959%)

  3. Chinese

    100 speakers (0.175%)

5.74% of Albemarle, NC 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 Albemarle, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.57% of the overall population of Albemarle, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.959% speak Hmong and 0.175% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,660 ± 215

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    557 ± 149

  3. Korea

    349 ± 94

Albemarle, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Albemarle, NC awarded 1,207 degrees. The student population of Albemarle, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,351 male students and 2,577 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albemarle, NC are White (778 and 66.3%), followed by Black or African American (263 and 22.4%), Unknown (57 and 4.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (34 and 2.9%).

The largest universities in Albemarle, NC by number of degrees awarded are Stanly Community College (718 and 59.5%) and Pfeiffer University (489 and 40.5%).

The most popular majors in Albemarle, NC are General Business Administration & Management (161 and 13.3%), Health Care Administration & Management (136 and 11.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 and 7.13%).

The median tuition costs in Albemarle, NC are $28,000 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. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 86 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Albemarle, NC was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 718 degrees awarded

  2. 489 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Albemarle, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stanly Community College with 718 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

454

Degrees Awarded to Men

753

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 454 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albemarle, NC, which is 0.603 times less than the 753 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

    778 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albemarle, NC were to White students. These 778 degrees mean that there were 2.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 263 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albemarle, NC was $133,000 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,300 to $133,000, a 2.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Albemarle, NC is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albemarle, NC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albemarle, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,017

Median Household Income

± $2,247

23.9k

Number of Households

± 962

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.9k households in Albemarle, NC grew to $46,017 from the previous year's value of $44,140.

The following chart displays the households in Albemarle, NC 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

$133,000

2017 Median

± $4,551

$129,300

2016 Median

± $5,700

In 2017, the median property value in Albemarle, NC grew to to $133,000 from the previous year's value of $129,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albemarle, NC 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 Albemarle, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Albemarle, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albemarle, NC 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 Albemarle, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albemarle, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albemarle, NC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Albemarle, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.47%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.06%

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

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