Ascension Parish PUMA, LA

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Population

119,129

1.81% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$74,748

4.18% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

54,807

0.891% growth

Median Property Value

$179,800

4.35% growth

About

In 2017, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA had a population of 119k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $74,748. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew from 117,009 to 119,129, a 1.81% increase and its median household income grew from $71,752 to $74,748, a 4.18% increase.

The population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is 69.4% White Alone, 21.8% Black or African American Alone, and 5.26% Hispanic or Latino. 6.08% of the people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are River Parishes Community College (373 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is $179,800, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA employs 54.8k people. The largest industries in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Construction (5,337 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,568 people), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (3,363 people), and the highest paying industries are Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($122,487), Petroleum refining ($119,063), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($103,292).

Median household income in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is $74,748. Males in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.69 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,064. The income inequality in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,748

2017 value

± $2,416

4.18%

1 Year Growth

± 4.48%

Households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $74,748, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,752 in 2016, which represents a 4.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$74,322

Average Male Salary

± $7,798

$44,064

Average Female Salary

± $4,940

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA made 1.69 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,607 ± $75,185

  2. White

    $57,667 ± $5,821

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,531 ± $21,907

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.42

2017 Wage GINI

0.42

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 0.42 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA with a value of $72,199, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, with respective values of $72,013 and $70,561.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA (13.8k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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. Black

    6,599 ± 720

  2. White

    6,205 ± 719

  3. Hispanic

    699 ± 228

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White 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

54.8k

2017 Value

0.891%

1 Year growth

± 0.891%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.891%, from 54.3k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, are Miscellaneous managers (1,885 people), Registered nurses (1,677 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,885 people), Registered nurses (1,677 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Miscellaneous plant & system operators (14.7 times higher than expected), Chemical engineers (14.3 times), and Precision instrument & equipment repairers (12.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are General & operations managers ($135,773), Marketing & sales managers ($123,105), and Chemical engineers ($113,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54.8k

2017 Value

0.891%

1 Year growth

± 0.891%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew at a rate of 0.891%, from 54.3k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, are Construction (5,337 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,568 people), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (3,363 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA 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 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Construction (5,337 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,568 people), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (3,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Agricultural chemical manufacturing (22.9 times higher than expected), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (22 times), and Petroleum refining (17.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($122,487), Petroleum refining ($119,063), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($103,292).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,527 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,543 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%).

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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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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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Diversity

Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is home to a population of 119k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is composed of 82.6k White Alone residents (69.4%), 26k Black or African American Alone residents (21.8%), 6.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.26%), 3.08k Two or More Races residents (2.59%), 1.07k Asian Alone residents (0.9%), 90 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0755%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0319%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Spanish (4,384 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (861 speakers), and Vietnamese (281 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

2.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.01k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 2.58%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,143 ± 826 people

  2. Honduras

    280 ± 410 people

  3. Vietnam

    192 ± 340 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 1,143 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents, followed by Honduras with 280 and Vietnam with 192.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    82.6k ± 91

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26k ± 792

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.26k ± 776

In 2017, there were 3.18 times more White Alone residents (82.6k people) in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26k Black or African American Alone and 6.26k 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 Ascension Parish PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,384 speakers (3.96%)

  2. French (Incl. Cajun)

    861 speakers (0.779%)

  3. Vietnamese

    281 speakers (0.254%)

6.08% of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was Spanish. 3.96% of the overall population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are native Spanish speakers. 0.779% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.254% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,557 ± 296

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,389 ± 325

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    840 ± 242

Ascension Parish PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA awarded 373 degrees. The student population of Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 856 male students and 1,124 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are White (242 and 65.4%), followed by Black or African American (105 and 28.4%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 4.86%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (2 and 0.541%).

The largest universities in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are River Parishes Community College (373 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA are Other Industrial Production Technology (124 and 33.2%), General Studies (115 and 30.8%), and Instrumentation Technology (46 and 12.3%).

The median tuition costs in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA 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. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was General Studies with 78 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

373 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ascension Parish PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was River Parishes Community College with 373 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

186

Degrees Awarded to Men

187

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, which is 0.995 times less than the 187 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

    242 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA were to White students. These 242 degrees mean that there were 2.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 105 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA was $179,800 in 2017, which is 0.826 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $172,300 to $179,800, a 4.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,748

Median Household Income

± $2,416

41.9k

Number of Households

± 1,601

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.9k households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew to $74,748 from the previous year's value of $71,752.

The following chart displays the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA 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

$179,800

2017 Median

± $5,681

$172,300

2016 Median

± $3,676

In 2017, the median property value in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA grew to to $179,800 from the previous year's value of $172,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ascension Parish PUMA, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

80.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Ascension Parish PUMA, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.64%

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

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