Boise County, ID

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2019 Population
7,378
3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
54
1.89% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.7%
18.3% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$59,646
10.6% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$232,300
16.6% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,947
3.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Boise County, ID had a population of 7.38k people with a median age of 54 and a median household income of $59,646. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Boise County, ID grew from 7,163 to 7,378, a 3% increase and its median household income grew from $53,942 to $59,646, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boise County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.962%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.434%). 0% of the households in Boise County, ID speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.2% of the residents in Boise County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Boise County, ID was $232,300, and the homeownership rate was 82.8%. Most people in Boise County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise County, ID was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Idaho. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Boise County, ID is home to a population of 7.38k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.02% of Boise County, ID residents were born outside of the country (592 people).

In 2019, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.71k people) in Boise County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 307 White (Hispanic) and 209 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boise County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.71k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    307 ± 28
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    209 ± 54.1
4.58%
Hispanic Population
338 people

In 2019, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.71k people) in Boise County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 307 White (Hispanic) and 209 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.58% of the people in Boise County, ID are hispanic (338 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Boise County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.02%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
592 people
2.36%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
169 people

As of 2019, 8.02% of Boise County, ID residents (592 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boise County, ID was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Boise County, ID was 54. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Boise County, ID are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Boise County, ID residents was 53.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,740 ± 5,396 people
  2. Canada
    5,125 ± 1,755 people
  3. Philippines
    3,549 ± 1,461 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 49,740 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,125 and Philippines with 3,549.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2019 Citizenship
99%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.2% of Boise County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Boise County, ID was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    407 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 43
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 67

Boise County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Boise County, ID is $59,646. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Boise County, ID was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $59,646, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,461. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Boise County, ID employs 2.95k people. The largest industries in Boise County, ID are Manufacturing (354 people), Educational Services (354 people), and Retail Trade (339 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($112,500), Public Administration ($107,659), and Finance & Insurance ($72,639).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,646
2019 value
± $7,806
10.6%
1 Year Growth
± 18.1%

Households in Boise County, ID have a median annual income of $59,646, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,942 in 2018, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,781
Average Male Salary in Idaho
± $2,394
$41,461
Average Female Salary in Idaho
± $1,816

In 2019, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho 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 in Idaho
  1. Asian
    $46,302 ± $10,512
  2. White
    $44,466 ± $1,472
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $38,846 ± $45,634

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Idaho.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boise County, ID is from Idaho.
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2019, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.342% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise County, ID was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $59,646, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boise County, ID (787 out of 7.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    747 ± 151
  2. Native American
    16 ± 83
  3. Hispanic
    15 ± 83

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boise County, ID is White, followed by Native American 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

2.95k
2019 Value
± 287
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Boise County, ID grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 2.86k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boise County, ID, are Management Occupations (416 people), Sales & Related Occupations (330 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (290 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (416 people), Sales & Related Occupations (330 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (290 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boise County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.88 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($109,932), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($109,273), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($92,946).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.95k
2019 Value
± 287
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Boise County, ID grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 2.86k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boise County, ID, are Manufacturing (354 people), Educational Services (354 people), and Retail Trade (339 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boise County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Boise County, ID 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 Boise County, ID, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (354 people), Educational Services (354 people), and Retail Trade (339 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boise County, ID has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.34 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.73 times), and Construction (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boise County, ID, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($112,500), Public Administration ($107,659), and Finance & Insurance ($72,639).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.7B
  2. $5.17B
  3. $4.72B

In 2018, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.7B, followed by Electronics ($5.17B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.72B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$61.3B
2018 Value in Idaho
$127B
Projected 2045 Value in Idaho
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound Idaho trade was $61.3B. This is expected to increase 108% to $127B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho 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 Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $8.04B
  2. $4.37B
  3. $2.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $8.04B, followed by California with $4.37B and Oregon and $2.87B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Boise County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 70.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.4%), followed by Other (9.54%). The most partisan county was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Boise County, ID
70.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 78.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 75.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boise County, ID was $232,300 in 2019, which is 0.966 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $199,300 to $232,300, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Boise County, ID is 82.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Boise County, ID have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boise County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$232,300
2019 Median
± $21,702
$199,300
2018 Median
± $20,516

In 2019, the median property value in Boise County, ID grew to to $232,300 from the previous year's value of $199,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boise County, ID 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 Boise County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$59,646
Median Household Income
± $7,806
3.21k
Number of Households
± 303

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.21k households in Boise County, ID grew to $59,646 from the previous year's value of $53,942.

The following chart displays the households in Boise County, ID 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.8%
2019 Homeownership
83.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 82.8% of the housing units in Boise County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Boise County, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boise County, ID have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.54% of the workforce in Boise County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (67.7%)
  2. Carpooled (14.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.54%)

In 2019, 67.7% of workers in Boise County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.1%) and those who worked at home (9.54%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Boise County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boise County, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Boise County, ID has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 7.47% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 20.4% on non-group plans, and 3.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.2%)

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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$6,927
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Idaho
$3,560
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,069
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,737
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

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

11.3%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
7.47%
Medicaid
19.1%
Medicare
20.4%
Non-Group
3.01%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boise County, ID grew by 11.7% from 10.1% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boise County, ID 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. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 15% prevalence
  3. 14.2% prevalence

Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 15.5%.

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

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