Cabell County, WV

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Population

96,100

0.541% decline

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$37,816

0.148% growth

Poverty Rate

23.2%


Number of Employees

39,455

1.67% decline

Median Property Value

$119,800

5.09% growth

About

In 2017, Cabell County, WV had a population of 96.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $37,816. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cabell County, WV declined from 96,623 to 96,100, a -0.541% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,760 to $37,816, a 0.148% increase.

The population of Cabell County, WV is 90.1% White Alone, 4.91% Black or African American Alone, and 2.03% Two or More Races. 3.09% of the people in Cabell County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cabell County, WV are Marshall University (2,937 degrees awarded in 2016), Mountwest Community and Technical College (856 degrees), and Huntington Junior College (140 degrees).

The median property value in Cabell County, WV is $119,800, and the homeownership rate is 60.9%. Most people in Cabell County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cabell County, WV is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cabell County, WV employs 39.5k people. The largest industries in Cabell County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,224 people), Retail Trade (5,799 people), and Educational Services (4,404 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,380), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,261).

Median household income in Cabell County, WV is $37,816. Males in Cabell County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Cabell County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,816

2017 value

± $1,731

0.148%

1 Year Growth

± 7.09%

Households in Cabell County, WV have a median annual income of $37,816, 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 $37,760 in 2016, which represents a 0.148% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cabell County, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cabell County, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cabell County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia 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 20

  2. Census Tract 107

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cabell County, WV was Census Tract 20 with a value of $64,271, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $57,447 and $56,194.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cabell County, WV (21.4k out of 92k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    17,869 ± 942

  2. Black

    2,157 ± 260

  3. Two Or More

    770 ± 180

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cabell County, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

39.5k

2017 Value

± 1,395

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 5.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cabell County, WV declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 40.1k employees to 39.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cabell County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,334 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,278 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cabell County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cabell County, WV, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,334 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,278 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cabell County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.88 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cabell County, WV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,462), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,292), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,441).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.5k

2017 Value

± 1,395

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 5.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cabell County, WV declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 40.1k employees to 39.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cabell County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,224 people), Retail Trade (5,799 people), and Educational Services (4,404 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cabell County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Cabell County, WV 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 Cabell County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,224 people), Retail Trade (5,799 people), and Educational Services (4,404 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cabell County, WV has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.69 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.48 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cabell County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,380), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,261).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Cabell County, WV has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 9.58% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cabell County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see 613 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.51% decrease from the previous year (670 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1846 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

613 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see an average of 613 patients per year. This represents a 8.51% decrease from the previous year (670 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

8.88%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

22%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

9.58%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cabell County, WV declined by 11.6% from 10% to 8.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cabell County, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Cabell County, WV is home to a population of 96.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.58% of Cabell County, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cabell County, WV is composed of 86.6k White Alone residents (90.1%), 4.72k Black or African American Alone residents (4.91%), 1.95k Two or More Races residents (2.03%), 1.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.38%), 1.21k Asian Alone residents (1.26%), 148 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%), 129 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.134%), and 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0416%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cabell County, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (835 speakers), Arabic (383 speakers), and Chinese (216 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cabell County, WV was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Cabell County, WV are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Cabell County, WV residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.58% of Cabell County, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cabell County, WV was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cabell County, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Cabell County, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Cabell County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cabell County, WV was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    86.6k ± 169

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.72k ± 261

  3. Two or More Races

    1.95k ± 286

In 2017, there were 18.4 times more White Alone residents (86.6k people) in Cabell County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.72k Black or African American Alone and 1.95k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    835 speakers (0.916%)

  2. Arabic

    383 speakers (0.42%)

  3. Chinese

    216 speakers (0.237%)

3.09% of Cabell County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cabell County, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.916% of the overall population of Cabell County, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.42% speak Arabic and 0.237% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,421 ± 285

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    801 ± 186

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    748 ± 199

Cabell County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cabell County, WV awarded 3,992 degrees. The student population of Cabell County, WV is skewed towards women, with 6,898 male students and 9,444 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cabell County, WV are White (3,330 and 86.9%), followed by Black or African American (227 and 5.93%), Unknown (99 and 2.58%), and Two or More Races (66 and 1.72%).

The largest universities in Cabell County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Marshall University (2,937 and 73.6%), Mountwest Community and Technical College (856 and 21.4%), and Huntington Junior College (140 and 3.51%).

The most popular majors in Cabell County, WV are Other Science Technologies (315 and 7.89%), General Studies (272 and 6.81%), and Registered Nursing (190 and 4.76%).

The median tuition costs in Cabell County, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $15,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 124 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 204 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cabell County, WV was General Business Administration & Management with 124 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,937 degrees awarded

  2. 856 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

$6,032

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cabell County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marshall University with 2,937 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,742

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,250

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,742 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cabell County, WV, which is 0.774 times less than the 2,250 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,330 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    99 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cabell County, WV were to White students. These 3,330 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cabell County, WV was $119,800 in 2017, which is 0.551 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,000 to $119,800, a 5.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Cabell County, WV is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cabell County, WV have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cabell County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,816

Median Household Income

± $1,731

40.2k

Number of Households

± 1,337

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.2k households in Cabell County, WV grew to $37,816 from the previous year's value of $37,760.

The following chart displays the households in Cabell County, WV 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$119,800

2017 Median

± $3,969

$114,000

2016 Median

± $3,485

In 2017, the median property value in Cabell County, WV grew to to $119,800 from the previous year's value of $114,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cabell County, WV 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 Cabell County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.9% of the housing units in Cabell County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cabell County, WV have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Cabell County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.41%

  3. Walked

    3.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cabell County, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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