Allegany County, MD

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Population

72,591

0.642% decline

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$42,771

2.92% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

28,738

2.11% decline

Median Property Value

$119,900

0.926% growth

About

In 2017, Allegany County, MD had a population of 72.6k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $42,771. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allegany County, MD declined from 73,060 to 72,591, a -0.642% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,559 to $42,771, a 2.92% increase.

The population of Allegany County, MD is 87.3% White Alone, 7.95% Black or African American Alone, and 1.91% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Allegany County, MD speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD are Frostburg State University (1,233 degrees awarded in 2016) and Allegany College of Maryland (692 degrees).

The median property value in Allegany County, MD is $119,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.8%. Most people in Allegany County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegany County, MD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Tributaries of the Chester River, from front to back: West Fork (Langford Creek), East Fork, mainstem Chester River, Corsica River.

Economy

The economy of Allegany County, MD employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Allegany County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,788 people), Educational Services (3,304 people), and Retail Trade (3,287 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,298), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,848), and Public Administration ($45,172).

Median household income in Allegany County, MD is $42,771. Males in Allegany County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Allegany County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,771

2017 value

± $1,485

2.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

Households in Allegany County, MD have a median annual income of $42,771, 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 $41,559 in 2016, which represents a 2.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 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. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allegany County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland 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 14.01

  2. Census Tract 12

  3. Census Tract 16

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegany County, MD was Census Tract 14.01 with a value of $73,115, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $66,855 and $60,455.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allegany County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegany County, MD (10.9k out of 65k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    9,626 ± 609

  2. Black

    698 ± 206

  3. Two Or More

    359 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allegany County, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,001

-2.11%

1 Year decline

± 5.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of -2.11%, from 29.4k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegany County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,165 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,950 people), and Management Occupations (1,936 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allegany County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allegany County, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,165 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,950 people), and Management Occupations (1,936 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegany County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.8 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.52 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allegany County, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,373), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,371), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,693).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,001

-2.11%

1 Year decline

± 5.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of -2.11%, from 29.4k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegany County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,788 people), Educational Services (3,304 people), and Retail Trade (3,287 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allegany County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Allegany County, MD 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 Allegany County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,788 people), Educational Services (3,304 people), and Retail Trade (3,287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegany County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.89 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.28 times), and Educational Services (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allegany County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($55,298), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,848), and Public Administration ($45,172).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Allegany County, MD has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Allegany County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see 1648 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.67% increase from the previous year (1621 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1503 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 405 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,648 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see an average of 1,648 patients per year. This represents a 1.67% increase from the previous year (1,621 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegany County, MD 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

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

5.92%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegany County, MD declined by 12.5% from 6.77% to 5.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allegany County, MD 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. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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

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Diversity

Allegany County, MD is home to a population of 72.6k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Allegany County, MD residents were born outside of the country (1.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Allegany County, MD is composed of 63.4k White Alone residents (87.3%), 5.77k Black or African American Alone residents (7.95%), 1.39k Two or More Races residents (1.91%), 1.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.73%), 585 Asian Alone residents (0.806%), 120 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.165%), 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0565%), and 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0331%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Allegany County, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allegany County, MD was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Allegany County, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Allegany County, MD residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.65k people

2.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.65k people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Allegany County, MD residents (1.65k 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 Allegany County, MD was 2.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.4k ± 36

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.77k ± 260

  3. Two or More Races

    1.39k ± 306

In 2017, there were 11 times more White Alone residents (63.4k people) in Allegany County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.77k Black or African American Alone and 1.39k 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 Allegany County, MD 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 Allegany County, MD 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 Allegany County, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Allegany County, MD 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

    1,933 ± 209

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    865 ± 176

  3. Korea

    650 ± 89

Allegany County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Allegany County, MD awarded 1,925 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, MD is skewed towards women, with 3,678 male students and 4,928 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allegany County, MD are White (1,482 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (282 and 14.8%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 2.05%), and Two or More Races (36 and 1.89%).

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Frostburg State University (1,233 and 64.1%) and Allegany College of Maryland (692 and 35.9%).

The most popular majors in Allegany County, MD are Registered Nursing (240 and 12.5%), General Business Administration & Management (218 and 11.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (103 and 5.35%).

The median tuition costs in Allegany County, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,340 and $18,864 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allegany County, MD was General Psychology with 87 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,233 degrees awarded

  2. 692 degrees awarded

$6,340

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Allegany County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frostburg State University with 1,233 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

721

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,204

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 721 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allegany County, MD, which is 0.599 times less than the 1,204 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

    1,482 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    282 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allegany County, MD were to White students. These 1,482 degrees mean that there were 5.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 282 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, MD was $119,900 in 2017, which is 0.551 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,800 to $119,900, a 0.926% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegany County, MD is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allegany County, MD have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegany County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,771

Median Household Income

± $1,485

27.8k

Number of Households

± 913

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.8k households in Allegany County, MD grew to $42,771 from the previous year's value of $41,559.

The following chart displays the households in Allegany County, MD 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$119,900

2017 Median

± $4,370

$118,800

2016 Median

± $3,734

In 2017, the median property value in Allegany County, MD grew to to $119,900 from the previous year's value of $118,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allegany County, MD 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 Allegany County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.8% of the housing units in Allegany County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegany County, MD have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Allegany County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.69%

  3. Walked

    4.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allegany County, MD was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.69%) and those who Walked (4.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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