Burlington, IA

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2019 Population
24,974
0.609% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
42.5
2.41% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20.7%
7.56% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$47,540
3.71% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$93,200
3.44% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
11,998
0.629% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Burlington, IA had a population of 25k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $47,540. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Burlington, IA declined from 25,127 to 24,974, a −0.609% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,841 to $47,540, a 3.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.16%), White (Hispanic) (3.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.617%). 0% of the households in Burlington, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Burlington, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Burlington, IA was $93,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%. Most people in Burlington, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington, IA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Burlington, IA is home to a population of 25k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.66% of Burlington, IA residents were born outside of the country (915 people).

In 2019, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Burlington, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 868 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 233
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.04k ± 310
  3. White (Hispanic)
    868 ± 171
3.96%
Hispanic Population
988 people

In 2019, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Burlington, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 868 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.96% of the people in Burlington, IA are hispanic (988 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.66%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
915 people
2.15%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
540 people

As of 2019, 3.66% of Burlington, IA residents (915 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 Burlington, IA was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Burlington, IA was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Burlington, IA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Burlington, IA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,002 ± 4,998 people
  2. India
    10,599 ± 2,523 people
  3. China
    9,583 ± 2,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,002 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,599 and China with 9,583.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Burlington, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington, IA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    835 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    200 ± 74

Burlington, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Burlington, IA is $47,540. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Burlington, IA was Census Tract 12 with a value of $75,156, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $63,369 and $62,880.

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,610. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Burlington, IA employs 12k people. The largest industries in Burlington, IA are Manufacturing (2,827 people), Retail Trade (1,565 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,445 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,114), and Public Administration ($44,107).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,540
2019 value
± $2,511
3.71%
1 Year Growth
± 7.35%

Households in Burlington, IA have a median annual income of $47,540, 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 $45,841 in 2018, which represents a 3.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,795
Average Male Salary in Iowa
± $1,739
$46,610
Average Female Salary in Iowa
± $1,263

In 2019, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.35 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 in Iowa
  1. Asian
    $49,650 ± $7,144
  2. White
    $48,053 ± $1,042
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,188 ± $22,357

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Iowa.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlington, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2019, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa 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 12
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington, IA was Census Tract 12 with a value of $75,156, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $63,369 and $62,880.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington, IA (5.07k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. White
    3,507 ± 408
  2. Black
    1,193 ± 261
  3. Hispanic
    398 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlington, IA 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

12k
2019 Value
± 697
0.629%
1 Year growth
± 8.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Burlington, IA grew at a rate of 0.629%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington, IA, are Production Occupations (1,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,349 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,036 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,349 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,036 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burlington, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,385), Management Occupations ($64,938), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,397).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k
2019 Value
± 697
0.629%
1 Year growth
± 8.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Burlington, IA grew at a rate of 0.629%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington, IA, are Manufacturing (2,827 people), Retail Trade (1,565 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,445 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington, IA, though some of these residents may live in Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,827 people), Retail Trade (1,565 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.36 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.3 times), and Retail Trade (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burlington, IA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($101,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,114), and Public Administration ($44,107).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.3B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.3B, followed by Other ag prods. ($20.5B) and Machinery ($19B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$262B
2018 Value in Iowa
$426B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
62.3% growth

In 2018, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 62.3% to $426B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa 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 Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.6B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $11.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $24.6B, followed by Minnesota with $15.1B and Nebraska and $11.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Des Moines County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (43%), followed by Other (7.13%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 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 Des Moines County, IA
49.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

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US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

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 Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 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 Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington, IA was $93,200 in 2019, which is 0.388 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $90,100 to $93,200, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington, IA is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Burlington, IA have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burlington, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,200
2019 Median
± $4,021
$90,100
2018 Median
± $4,063

In 2019, the median property value in Burlington, IA grew to to $93,200 from the previous year's value of $90,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$47,540
Median Household Income
± $2,511
11k
Number of Households
± 646

In 2019, the median household income of the 11k households in Burlington, IA grew to $47,540 from the previous year's value of $45,841.

The following chart displays the households in Burlington, IA 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
2019 Homeownership
68.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.1% of the housing units in Burlington, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington, IA have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% of the workforce in Burlington, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Walked (3.85%)

In 2019, 81.2% of workers in Burlington, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who walked to work (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 Burlington, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlington, IA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Burlington, IA has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Des Moines County, IA see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 487 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Des Moines County, IA

Primary care physicians in Des Moines County, IA see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Des Moines County, IA 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%).

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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$8,200
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Iowa
$4,076
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,702
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,317
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

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

5.76%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington, IA declined by 1.64% from 5.86% to 5.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlington, IA 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. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.5% prevalence
  3. 16.1% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 20.3%.

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

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