Chemung County, NY

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Population

86,883

0.979% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$51,251

3.37% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

37,726

0.885% decline

Median Property Value

$105,500

3.63% growth

About

In 2017, Chemung County, NY had a population of 86.9k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $51,251. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chemung County, NY declined from 87,742 to 86,883, a -0.979% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,578 to $51,251, a 3.37% increase.

The population of Chemung County, NY is 86.5% White Alone, 5.78% Black or African American Alone, and 2.97% Hispanic or Latino. 3.71% of the people in Chemung County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chemung County, NY are Elmira College (462 degrees awarded in 2016), Elmira Business Institute (161 degrees), and Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES (62 degrees).

The median property value in Chemung County, NY is $105,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Chemung County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Chemung County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chemung County, NY employs 37.7k people. The largest industries in Chemung County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,935 people), Manufacturing (5,423 people), and Retail Trade (4,509 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,107), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,102), and Public Administration ($58,601).

Median household income in Chemung County, NY is $51,251. Males in Chemung County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Chemung County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,251

2017 value

± $1,531

3.37%

1 Year Growth

± 4.34%

Households in Chemung County, NY have a median annual income of $51,251, 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 $49,578 in 2016, which represents a 3.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Chemung County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Chemung County, NY 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Chemung County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chemung County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 109

  2. Census Tract 107

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chemung County, NY was Census Tract 109 with a value of $81,198, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $81,087 and $65,893.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chemung County, NY (12.9k out of 81.8k 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 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    9,950 ± 633

  2. Black

    1,435 ± 263

  3. Two Or More

    1,096 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chemung County, NY 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

37.7k

2017 Value

± 1,157

-0.885%

1 Year decline

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chemung County, NY declined at a rate of -0.885%, from 38.1k employees to 37.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chemung County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,950 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,794 people), and Management Occupations (3,439 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chemung County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chemung County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,950 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,794 people), and Management Occupations (3,439 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chemung County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.21 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.66 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chemung County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($129,018), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,144), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37.7k

2017 Value

± 1,157

-0.885%

1 Year decline

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chemung County, NY declined at a rate of -0.885%, from 38.1k employees to 37.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chemung County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,935 people), Manufacturing (5,423 people), and Retail Trade (4,509 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chemung County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Chemung County, NY 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 Chemung County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,935 people), Manufacturing (5,423 people), and Retail Trade (4,509 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chemung County, NY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.43 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chemung County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,107), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,102), and Public Administration ($58,601).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

94.5% of the population of Chemung County, NY has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 9.64% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Chemung County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Chemung County, NY see 1226 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (1416 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1798 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 400 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1226 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Chemung County, NY see an average of 1226 patients per year. This represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (1416 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chemung County, NY 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

5.5%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

9.64%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chemung County, NY declined by 13.4% from 6.35% to 5.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chemung County, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Chemung County, NY is home to a population of 86.9k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.8% of Chemung County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Chemung County, NY is composed of 75.2k White Alone residents (86.5%), 5.02k Black or African American Alone residents (5.78%), 2.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.97%), 2.34k Two or More Races residents (2.69%), 1.33k Asian Alone residents (1.53%), 375 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.432%), 73 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.084%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00806%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chemung County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,209 speakers), Other Indic Languages (298 speakers), and German (274 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chemung County, NY was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Chemung County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chemung County, NY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.8% of Chemung County, NY 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 Chemung County, NY was 2.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chemung County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Chemung County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Chemung County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chemung County, NY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    75.2k ± 69

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.02k ± 352

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.58k ± 337

In 2017, there were 15 times more White Alone residents (75.2k people) in Chemung County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.02k Black or African American Alone and 2.58k 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 Chemung County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,209 speakers (1.46%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    298 speakers (0.359%)

  3. German

    274 speakers (0.33%)

3.71% of Chemung County, NY 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 Chemung County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.46% of the overall population of Chemung County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.359% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.33% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,943 ± 250

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    707 ± 177

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    687 ± 185

Chemung County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chemung County, NY awarded 708 degrees. The student population of Chemung County, NY is skewed towards women, with 427 male students and 1,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chemung County, NY are White (607 and 89%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 3.52%), Unknown (19 and 2.79%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 2.2%).

The largest universities in Chemung County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Elmira College (462 and 65.3%), Elmira Business Institute (161 and 22.7%), and Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES (62 and 8.76%).

The most popular majors in Chemung County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (109 and 15.4%), Registered Nursing (68 and 9.6%), and Medical Assistant (68 and 9.6%).

The median tuition costs in Chemung County, NY are $41,900 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chemung County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 61 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 462 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$41,900

Median Private

In 2016, the Chemung County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elmira College with 462 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

168

Degrees Awarded to Men

540

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chemung County, NY, which is 0.311 times less than the 540 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Chemung County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    607 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chemung County, NY were to White students. These 607 degrees mean that there were 25.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chemung County, NY was $105,500 in 2017, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,800 to $105,500, a 3.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Chemung County, NY is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chemung County, NY have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chemung County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,251

Median Household Income

± $1,531

34.7k

Number of Households

± 1,100

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.7k households in Chemung County, NY grew to $51,251 from the previous year's value of $49,578.

The following chart displays the households in Chemung County, NY 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

$105,500

2017 Median

± $3,515

$101,800

2016 Median

± $3,028

In 2017, the median property value in Chemung County, NY grew to to $105,500 from the previous year's value of $101,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

68.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Chemung County, NY 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 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chemung County, NY 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 Chemung County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chemung County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chemung County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Chemung County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Walked

    3.2%

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

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