Bristol County, MA

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Population

564,022

0.452% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$66,205

2.41% decline

Number of Employees

284,738

0.255% decline

Median Property Value

$317,500

5.2% growth

About

In 2018, Bristol County, MA had a population of 564k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $66,205. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bristol County, MA grew from 561,483 to 564,022, a 0.452% increase and its median household income declined from $67,842 to $66,205, a -2.41% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.5%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.17%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%), White (Hispanic) (3.52%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%). N/A% of the people in Bristol County, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol County, MA are University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (2,056 degrees awarded in 2017), Bristol Community College (1,712 degrees), and Stonehill College (620 degrees).

The median property value in Bristol County, MA is $317,500, and the homeownership rate is 61%. Most people in Bristol County, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol County, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bristol County, MA employs 285k people. The largest industries in Bristol County, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,217 people), Retail Trade (37,719 people), and Manufacturing (29,864 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($72,016), Finance & Insurance ($71,616), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,199).

Median household income in Bristol County, MA is $66,205. Males in Bristol County, MA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,042. The income inequality in Bristol County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,205

2018 value

± $2,009

-2.41%

1 Year Growth

± 5.2%

Households in Bristol County, MA have a median annual income of $66,205, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,842 in 2017, which represents a -2.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,637

Average Male Salary

± $1,937

$66,042

Average Female Salary

± $1,326

In 2018, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $78,414 ± $4,378

  2. White

    $68,799 ± $1,194

  3. Two or More Races

    $52,931 ± $4,910

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol County, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.483

2018 Wage GINI

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts 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 6102.03

  2. Census Tract 6102.02

  3. Census Tract 6002.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol County, MA was Census Tract 6102.03 with a value of $128,339, followed by Census Tract 6102.02 and Census Tract 6002.03, with respective values of $127,431 and $127,237.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol County, MA (65.8k out of 541k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, 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

    45,082 ± 1,537

  2. Hispanic

    15,453 ± 808

  3. Other

    11,544 ± 762

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

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

285k

2018 Value

± 8,827

-0.255%

1 Year decline

± 4.42%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bristol County, MA declined at a rate of -0.255%, from 285k employees to 285k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol County, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,764 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30,952 people), and Management Occupations (26,450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol County, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bristol County, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,764 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30,952 people), and Management Occupations (26,450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bristol County, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.4 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.22 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bristol County, MA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,177), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,902), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,100).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

285k

2018 Value

± 8,827

-0.255%

1 Year decline

± 4.42%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bristol County, MA declined at a rate of -0.255%, from 285k employees to 285k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol County, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,217 people), Retail Trade (37,719 people), and Manufacturing (29,864 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Bristol County, MA 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 Bristol County, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,217 people), Retail Trade (37,719 people), and Manufacturing (29,864 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bristol County, MA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.31 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.25 times), and Retail Trade (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bristol County, MA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($72,016), Finance & Insurance ($71,616), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,199).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

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

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Health

97.1% of the population of Bristol County, MA has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bristol County, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see 1825 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1866 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1573 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 234 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,825 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see an average of 1,825 patients per year. This represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1,866 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bristol County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

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

2.89%

Uninsured

50.9%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol County, MA grew by 22.7% from 2.36% to 2.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bristol County, MA 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. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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Diversity

Bristol County, MA is home to a population of 564k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.6% of Bristol County, MA residents were born outside of the country (82k people).

In 2018, there were 19.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (454k people) in Bristol County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 23.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bristol County, MA was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Bristol County, MA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Bristol County, MA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

82k people

14.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

78.5k people

As of 2017, 14.6% of Bristol County, MA residents (82k people) 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 Bristol County, MA was 14.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    100,431 ± 7,724 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    97,136 ± 7,598 people

  3. Brazil

    81,900 ± 6,984 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 100,431 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 97,136 and Brazil with 81,900.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2018 Citizenship

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of Bristol County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol County, MA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    454k ± 3.26k

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    23.5k ± 3.14k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    23.2k ± 2.38k

In 2018, there were 19.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (454k people) in Bristol County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 23.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Bristol County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,848 ± 1,304

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,236 ± 888

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,099 ± 817

Bristol County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bristol County, MA awarded 5,475 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, MA is skewed towards women, with 9,014 male students and 11,823 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol County, MA are White (3,835 and 73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (428 and 8.21%), Black or African American (397 and 7.62%), and Unknown (203 and 3.9%).

The largest universities in Bristol County, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (2,056 and 37.6%), Bristol Community College (1,712 and 31.3%), and Stonehill College (620 and 11.3%).

The most popular majors in Bristol County, MA are General Studies (524 and 9.57%), General Business Administration & Management (376 and 6.87%), and General Psychology (268 and 4.89%).

The median tuition costs in Bristol County, MA are $45,910 for private four year colleges, and $13,166 and $27,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bristol County, MA was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 149 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,056 degrees awarded

  2. 1,712 degrees awarded

  3. 620 degrees awarded

$13,166

Median In-State Public

$45,910

Median Private

In 2017, the Bristol County, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with 2,056 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,165

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,310

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,165 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol County, MA, which is 0.654 times less than the 3,310 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bristol County, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,835 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    428 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    397 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bristol County, MA were to White students. These 3,835 degrees mean that there were 8.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 428 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, MA was $317,500 in 2018, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $301,800 to $317,500, a 5.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol County, MA is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bristol County, MA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bristol County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$317,500

2018 Median

± $6,342

$301,800

2017 Median

± $6,444

In 2018, the median property value in Bristol County, MA grew to to $317,500 from the previous year's value of $301,800.

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

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Household Income

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$66,205

Median Household Income

± $2,009

215k

Number of Households

± 7,260

In 2018, the median household income of the 215k households in Bristol County, MA declined from $66,205 from the previous year's value of $67,842.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, MA 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61%

2018 Homeownership

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 61% of the housing units in Bristol County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bristol County, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol County, MA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Bristol County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.85%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bristol County, MA was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Worked At Home (3.85%).

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

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