Broward County, FL

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Population

1.94M

1.37% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$56,842

4.85% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

960,761

0.533% growth

Median Property Value

$260,700

5.93% growth

About

In 2017, Broward County, FL had a population of 1.94M people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $56,842. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Broward County, FL grew from 1.91M to 1.94M, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $54,212 to $56,842, a 4.85% increase.

The population of Broward County, FL is 36.2% White Alone, 29.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 27.7% Black or African American Alone. 40.7% of the people in Broward County, FL speak a non-English language, and 85.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Broward County, FL are Broward College (13,141 degrees awarded in 2016), Nova Southeastern University (7,025 degrees), and Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (4,969 degrees).

The median property value in Broward County, FL is $260,700, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Broward County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Broward County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Broward County, FL employs 961k people. The largest industries in Broward County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (131,467 people), Retail Trade (113,304 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,882 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,978), Utilities ($61,573), and Finance & Insurance ($55,176).

Median household income in Broward County, FL is $56,842. Males in Broward County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Broward County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,842

2017 value

± $1,319

4.85%

1 Year Growth

± 3.58%

Households in Broward County, FL have a median annual income of $56,842, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,212 in 2016, which represents a 4.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Broward County, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Broward County, FL 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

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Broward County, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native 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 Broward County, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Broward County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 703.18

  2. Census Tract 703.06

  3. Census Tract 105.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Broward County, FL was Census Tract 703.18 with a value of $172,604, followed by Census Tract 703.06 and Census Tract 105.03, with respective values of $163,333 and $152,396.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broward County, FL (262k out of 1.87M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    130,754 ± 3,025

  2. Black

    105,512 ± 2,765

  3. Hispanic

    72,906 ± 2,371

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Broward County, FL is White, followed by Black 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

961k

2017 Value

± 19,607

0.533%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Broward County, FL grew at a rate of 0.533%, from 956k employees to 961k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broward County, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (59,541 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (35,654 people), and Customer Service Representatives (24,799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (59,541 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (35,654 people), and Customer Service Representatives (24,799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broward County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Air Transportation Workers (3.74 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (2.78 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (2.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,177), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,591), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,547).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

961k

2017 Value

± 19,607

0.533%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Broward County, FL grew at a rate of 0.533%, from 956k employees to 961k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broward County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (131,467 people), Retail Trade (113,304 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broward County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Broward County, FL 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 Broward County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (131,467 people), Retail Trade (113,304 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,882 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broward County, FL has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.44 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.4 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Broward County, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,978), Utilities ($61,573), and Finance & Insurance ($55,176).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

85.4% of the population of Broward County, FL has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Broward County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see 1383 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1383 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1350 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1383 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see an average of 1383 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1383 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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

14.6%

Uninsured

40.5%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broward County, FL grew by 7.63% from 13.5% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Broward County, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Broward County, FL is home to a population of 1.94M people, from which 85.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 32.3% of Broward County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Broward County, FL is composed of 702k White Alone residents (36.2%), 574k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.7%), 535k Black or African American Alone residents (27.7%), 67.3k Asian Alone residents (3.47%), 44.6k Two or More Races residents (2.3%), 9.06k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.468%), 3.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%), and 725 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0375%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Broward County, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (453,216 speakers), French Creole (115,394 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (27,327 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Broward County, FL was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Broward County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Broward County, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 32.3% of Broward County, FL 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 Broward County, FL was 31.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Broward County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Broward County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

85.9%

2017 Citizenship

86.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.9% of Broward County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Broward County, FL was 86.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    702k ± 2.45k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    574k ± 16.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    535k ± 5.94k

In 2017, there were 1.22 times more White Alone residents (702k people) in Broward County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 574k Hispanic or Latino and 535k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    453,216 speakers (25.4%)

  2. French Creole

    115,394 speakers (6.47%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    27,327 speakers (1.53%)

40.7% of Broward County, FL 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 Broward County, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 25.4% of the overall population of Broward County, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 6.47% speak French Creole and 1.53% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    21,450 ± 2,202

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    14,071 ± 2,414

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,435 ± 1,963

Broward County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Broward County, FL awarded 32,755 degrees. The student population of Broward County, FL is skewed towards women, with 37,210 male students and 62,637 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Broward County, FL are Hispanic or Latino (9,729 and 30.7%), followed by Black or African American (9,139 and 28.9%), White (8,931 and 28.2%), and Unknown (1,871 and 5.91%).

The largest universities in Broward County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Broward College (13,141 and 40.1%), Nova Southeastern University (7,025 and 21.4%), and Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (4,969 and 15.2%).

The most popular majors in Broward County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (5,133 and 15.7%), General Business Administration & Management (4,528 and 13.8%), and Registered Nursing (1,583 and 4.83%).

The median tuition costs in Broward County, FL are $12,029 for private four year colleges, and $1,944 and $1,944 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 915 degrees awarded

  2. 601 degrees awarded

  3. 5,133 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Broward County, FL was Registered Nursing with 915 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Broward County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 13,141 degrees awarded

  2. 7,025 degrees awarded

  3. 4,969 degrees awarded

$1,944

Median In-State Public

$12,029

Median Private

In 2016, the Broward County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Broward College with 13,141 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,922

Degrees Awarded to Men

20,833

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 11,922 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Broward County, FL, which is 0.572 times less than the 20,833 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    9,729 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    9,139 degrees awarded

  3. White

    8,931 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Broward County, FL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 9,729 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9,139 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Broward County, FL was $260,700 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,100 to $260,700, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Broward County, FL is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Broward County, FL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Broward County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,842

Median Household Income

± $1,319

686k

Number of Households

± 14,208

In 2017, the median household income of the 686k households in Broward County, FL grew to $56,842 from the previous year's value of $54,212.

The following chart displays the households in Broward County, FL 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

$260,700

2017 Median

± $4,889

$246,100

2016 Median

± $4,893

In 2017, the median property value in Broward County, FL grew to to $260,700 from the previous year's value of $246,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

61%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Broward County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Broward County, FL 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 Broward County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Broward County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broward County, FL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Broward County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.05%

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

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