Camden County, NJ

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Population

510,719

0.112% growth

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$66,196

0.25% decline

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

254,956

0.812% growth

Median Property Value

$197,900

0.253% growth

About

In 2017, Camden County, NJ had a population of 511k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $66,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Camden County, NJ grew from 510,150 to 510,719, a 0.112% increase and its median household income declined from $66,362 to $66,196, a -0.25% decrease.

The population of Camden County, NJ is 56.3% White Alone, 18.1% Black or African American Alone, and 17% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Camden County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Camden County, NJ are Rutgers University-Camden (1,880 degrees awarded in 2016), Camden County College (1,762 degrees), and Pennco Tech-Blackwood (500 degrees).

The median property value in Camden County, NJ is $197,900, and the homeownership rate is 66%. Most people in Camden County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Camden County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Camden County, NJ employs 255k people. The largest industries in Camden County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,476 people), Retail Trade (32,646 people), and Educational Services (23,443 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,352), Finance & Insurance ($80,162), and Information ($71,212).

Median household income in Camden County, NJ is $66,196. Males in Camden County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Camden County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,196

2017 value

± $2,791

-0.25%

1 Year Growth

± 5.6%

Households in Camden County, NJ have a median annual income of $66,196, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,362 in 2016, which represents a -0.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 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

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Camden County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey 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 6064

  2. Census Tract 6075.04

  3. Census Tract 6035.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Camden County, NJ was Census Tract 6064 with a value of $196,989, followed by Census Tract 6075.04 and Census Tract 6035.03, with respective values of $173,304 and $148,882.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Camden County, NJ (65.9k out of 504k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    24,904 ± 1,078

  2. Hispanic

    22,483 ± 1,153

  3. Black

    20,433 ± 1,071

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Camden County, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

255k

2017 Value

± 8,430

0.812%

1 Year growth

± 4.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.812%, from 253k employees to 255k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Camden County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,930 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,221 people), and Management Occupations (26,896 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Camden County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Camden County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,930 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,221 people), and Management Occupations (26,896 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Camden County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Camden County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,135), Management Occupations ($82,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,396).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

255k

2017 Value

± 8,430

0.812%

1 Year growth

± 4.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.812%, from 253k employees to 255k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Camden County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,476 people), Retail Trade (32,646 people), and Educational Services (23,443 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Camden County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Camden County, NJ 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 Camden County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,476 people), Retail Trade (32,646 people), and Educational Services (23,443 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Camden County, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.8 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.38 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Camden County, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,352), Finance & Insurance ($80,162), and Information ($71,212).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Camden County, NJ has health coverage, with 53.7% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.618% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Camden County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Camden County, NJ see 969 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.311% increase from the previous year (966 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1301 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

969 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Camden County, NJ see an average of 969 patients per year. This represents a 0.311% increase from the previous year (966 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Camden County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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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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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

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

6.2%

Uninsured

53.7%

Employer Coverage

17%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.618%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Camden County, NJ declined by 0.963% from 6.26% to 6.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Camden County, NJ 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. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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

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Diversity

Camden County, NJ is home to a population of 511k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.1% of Camden County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (56.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Camden County, NJ is composed of 288k White Alone residents (56.3%), 92.4k Black or African American Alone residents (18.1%), 86.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (17%), 29.6k Asian Alone residents (5.8%), 11.9k Two or More Races residents (2.33%), 1.67k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.327%), 433 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0848%), and 375 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0734%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Camden County, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Camden County, NJ was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Camden County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Camden County, NJ residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

56.5k people

11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

56.3k people

As of 2017, 11.1% of Camden County, NJ residents (56.5k people) 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 Camden County, NJ was 11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 283,401 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Camden County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Camden County, NJ was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    288k ± 953

  2. Black or African American Alone

    92.4k ± 2.33k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    86.8k ± 8.09k

In 2017, there were 3.11 times more White Alone residents (288k people) in Camden County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 92.4k Black or African American Alone and 86.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Camden County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Camden County, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Camden County, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,894 ± 1,146

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,289 ± 998

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,414 ± 896

Camden County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Camden County, NJ awarded 5,367 degrees. The student population of Camden County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 8,444 male students and 12,143 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Camden County, NJ are White (2,968 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,107 and 20.8%), Hispanic or Latino (639 and 12%), and Asian (293 and 5.52%).

The largest universities in Camden County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Camden (1,880 and 35%), Camden County College (1,762 and 32.8%), and Pennco Tech-Blackwood (500 and 9.32%).

The most popular majors in Camden County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (716 and 13.3%), General Business Administration & Management (329 and 6.13%), and Registered Nursing (323 and 6.02%).

The median tuition costs in Camden County, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,408 and $26,551 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 258 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Camden County, NJ was General Psychology with 161 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,880 degrees awarded

  2. 1,762 degrees awarded

  3. 500 degrees awarded

$11,408

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Camden County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Camden with 1,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,159

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,208

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Camden County, NJ, which is 0.673 times less than the 3,208 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

    2,968 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,107 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    639 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Camden County, NJ were to White students. These 2,968 degrees mean that there were 2.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,107 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Camden County, NJ was $197,900 in 2017, which is 0.909 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $197,400 to $197,900, a 0.253% increase. The homeownership rate in Camden County, NJ is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Camden County, NJ have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Camden County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,196

Median Household Income

± $2,791

191k

Number of Households

± 6,950

In 2017, the median household income of the 191k households in Camden County, NJ declined from $66,196 from the previous year's value of $66,362.

The following chart displays the households in Camden County, NJ 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

$197,900

2017 Median

± $4,544

$197,400

2016 Median

± $4,065

In 2017, the median property value in Camden County, NJ grew to to $197,900 from the previous year's value of $197,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Camden County, NJ 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 Camden County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66% of the housing units in Camden County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Camden County, NJ 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 Camden County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Camden County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Camden County, NJ have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Camden County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.39%

  3. Public Transit

    7.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Camden County, NJ was Drove Alone (76.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.39%) and those who Public Transit (7.6%).

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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