Aurora, IL

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Population

200,946

0.0194% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$66,848

4.5% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

99,435

1.72% growth

Median Property Value

$170,800

1.61% growth

About

In 2017, Aurora, IL had a population of 201k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $66,848. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aurora, IL grew from 200,907 to 200,946, a 0.0194% increase and its median household income grew from $63,967 to $66,848, a 4.5% increase.

The population of Aurora, IL is 42.9% Hispanic or Latino, 37.1% White Alone, and 10.1% Black or African American Alone. 45.2% of the people in Aurora, IL speak a non-English language, and 83.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aurora, IL are Aurora University (1,590 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Aurora, IL is $170,800, and the homeownership rate is 64.7%. Most people in Aurora, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Aurora, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Aurora, IL employs 99.4k people. The largest industries in Aurora, IL are Manufacturing (15,519 people), Retail Trade (11,955 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,010 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,735), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,207).

Median household income in Aurora, IL is $66,848. Males in Aurora, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Aurora, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,848

2017 value

± $1,815

4.5%

1 Year Growth

± 3.67%

Households in Aurora, IL have a median annual income of $66,848, 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 $63,967 in 2016, which represents a 4.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Aurora, IL made 1.37 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Aurora, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Aurora, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aurora, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 8465.13

  2. Census Tract 8803.14

  3. Census Tract 8465.14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aurora, IL was Census Tract 8465.13 with a value of $170,804, followed by Census Tract 8803.14 and Census Tract 8465.14, with respective values of $147,256 and $127,796.

The following map shows all of the places in Aurora, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aurora, IL (26.1k out of 199k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Hispanic

    15,989 ± 1,094

  2. Other

    10,291 ± 943

  3. White

    9,691 ± 731

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aurora, IL is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

99.4k

2017 Value

± 2,358

1.72%

1 Year growth

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aurora, IL grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 97.8k employees to 99.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aurora, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,105 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,610 people), and Production Occupations (9,389 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aurora, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aurora, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,105 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,610 people), and Production Occupations (9,389 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.63 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aurora, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($93,286), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($89,650), and Legal Occupations ($83,988).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

99.4k

2017 Value

± 2,358

1.72%

1 Year growth

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aurora, IL grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 97.8k employees to 99.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aurora, IL, are Manufacturing (15,519 people), Retail Trade (11,955 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,010 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aurora, IL, though some of these residents may live in Aurora, IL 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 Aurora, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (15,519 people), Retail Trade (11,955 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,010 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, IL has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.61 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.54 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aurora, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,735), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,207).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

87.3% of the population of Aurora, IL has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 6.36% on Medicare, 8% on non-group plans, and 0.515% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Aurora, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Aurora, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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

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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

12.7%

Uninsured

52%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

6.36%

Medicare

8%

Non-Group

0.515%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aurora, IL declined by 11.4% from 14.3% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aurora, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Aurora, IL is home to a population of 201k people, from which 83.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 25.4% of Aurora, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Aurora, IL is composed of 86.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (42.9%), 74.6k White Alone residents (37.1%), 20.3k Black or African American Alone residents (10.1%), 16.2k Asian Alone residents (8.04%), 3.16k Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 240 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), 148 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0737%), and 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0562%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aurora, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (67,648 speakers), Other Asian Languages (2,385 speakers), and Tagalog (1,900 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Aurora, IL was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Aurora, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Aurora, IL residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 25.4% of Aurora, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aurora, IL was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Aurora, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Aurora, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

83.9%

2017 Citizenship

84.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.9% of Aurora, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aurora, IL was 84.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    86.3k ± 3.62k

  2. White Alone

    74.6k ± 2.1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    20.3k ± 1.56k

In 2017, there were 1.16 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (86.3k people) in Aurora, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.6k White Alone and 20.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    67,648 speakers (36.6%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    2,385 speakers (1.29%)

  3. Tagalog

    1,900 speakers (1.03%)

45.2% of Aurora, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Aurora, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 36.6% of the overall population of Aurora, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.29% speak Other Asian Languages and 1.03% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,955 ± 304

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,154 ± 333

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    944 ± 233

Aurora, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Aurora, IL awarded 1,590 degrees. The student population of Aurora, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,765 male students and 3,878 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aurora, IL are White (1,094 and 68.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (241 and 15.2%), Black or African American (107 and 6.73%), and Unknown (83 and 5.22%).

The largest universities in Aurora, IL by number of degrees awarded are Aurora University (1,590 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Aurora, IL are Social Work (465 and 29.2%), General Business Administration & Management (202 and 12.7%), and Registered Nursing (173 and 10.9%).

The median tuition costs in Aurora, IL are $22,580 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aurora, IL was Social Work with 107 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,590 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,580

Median Private

In 2016, the Aurora, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aurora University with 1,590 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

453

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,137

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 453 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aurora, IL, which is 0.398 times less than the 1,137 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Aurora, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,094 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    241 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    107 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Aurora, IL were to White students. These 1,094 degrees mean that there were 4.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 241 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aurora, IL was $170,800 in 2017, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $168,100 to $170,800, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Aurora, IL is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aurora, IL have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aurora, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$66,848

Median Household Income

± $1,815

62.6k

Number of Households

± 1,733

In 2017, the median household income of the 62.6k households in Aurora, IL grew to $66,848 from the previous year's value of $63,967.

The following chart displays the households in Aurora, IL 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

$170,800

2017 Median

± $2,444

$168,100

2016 Median

± $2,587

In 2017, the median property value in Aurora, IL grew to to $170,800 from the previous year's value of $168,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aurora, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aurora, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%

2017 Homeownership

64.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.7% of the housing units in Aurora, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

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

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aurora, IL have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Aurora, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.27%

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

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