Custer County, OK

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Population

29,169

0.27% decline

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Median Age

30.7


Median Household Income

$48,520

2.69% growth

Number of Employees

13,819

2.61% decline

Median Property Value

$127,600

2% growth

About

In 2017, Custer County, OK had a population of 29.2k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $48,520. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Custer County, OK declined from 29,248 to 29,169, a -0.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,250 to $48,520, a 2.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.3%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (7.21%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.28%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%). N/A% of the people in Custer County, OK speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Custer County, OK are Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1,198 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Custer County, OK is $127,600, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Custer County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Custer County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Custer County, OK employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Custer County, OK are Retail Trade (1,632 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,419 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,917), Wholesale Trade ($51,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,804).

Median household income in Custer County, OK is $48,520. Males in Custer County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Custer County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,520

2017 value

± $3,845

2.69%

1 Year Growth

± 9.75%

Households in Custer County, OK have a median annual income of $48,520, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,250 in 2016, which represents a 2.69% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Custer County, OK compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma 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

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 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 Custer County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma 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 9607

  2. Census Tract 9604

  3. Census Tract 9610

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Custer County, OK was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $69,017, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9610, with respective values of $53,361 and $49,038.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Custer County, OK (4.37k out of 27.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    3,233 ± 472

  2. Hispanic

    1,019 ± 267

  3. Two Or More

    731 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Custer County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic 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

13.8k

2017 Value

± 902

-2.61%

1 Year decline

± 9.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer County, OK declined at a rate of -2.61%, from 14.2k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Custer County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,846 people), Management Occupations (1,398 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,319 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Custer County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Custer County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,846 people), Management Occupations (1,398 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,319 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.85 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Custer County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,140), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,231), and Legal Occupations ($54,038).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 902

-2.61%

1 Year decline

± 9.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer County, OK declined at a rate of -2.61%, from 14.2k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Custer County, OK, are Retail Trade (1,632 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,419 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Custer County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Custer County, OK 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 Custer County, OK, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,632 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,419 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (19 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.05 times), and Utilities (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Custer County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,917), Wholesale Trade ($51,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,804).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

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

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Health

84.4% of the population of Custer County, OK has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 9.66% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Custer County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Custer County, OK see 2288 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.837% increase from the previous year (2269 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1831 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 183 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,288 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Custer County, OK see an average of 2,288 patients per year. This represents a 0.837% increase from the previous year (2,269 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Custer County, OK 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

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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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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

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

15.6%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

9.66%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Custer County, OK declined by 2.47% from 15.9% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Custer County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Custer County, OK is home to a population of 29.2k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.13% of Custer County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.79k people).

In 2017, there were 5.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Custer County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.47k White (Hispanic) and 2.1k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Custer County, OK was 30.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Custer County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Custer County, OK residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.79k people

6.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.02k people

As of 2017, 6.13% of Custer County, OK residents (1.79k 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 Custer County, OK was 6.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Custer County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Custer County, OK was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    20.2k ± 17

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.47k ± 418

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.1k ± 203

In 2017, there were 5.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Custer County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.47k White (Hispanic) and 2.1k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Custer County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    745 ± 184

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    243 ± 164

  3. Korea

    217 ± 108

Custer County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Custer County, OK awarded 1,198 degrees. The student population of Custer County, OK is skewed towards women, with 2,176 male students and 3,272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Custer County, OK are White (850 and 73.8%), followed by Two or More Races (74 and 6.43%), Hispanic or Latino (68 and 5.91%), and Black or African American (50 and 4.34%).

The largest universities in Custer County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1,198 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Custer County, OK are Registered Nursing (176 and 14.7%), General Business Administration & Management (145 and 12.1%), and General Studies (78 and 6.51%).

The median tuition costs in Custer County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,610 and $12,510 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Custer County, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 98 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,198 degrees awarded

$5,610

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Custer County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Oklahoma State University with 1,198 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

437

Degrees Awarded to Men

761

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 437 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Custer County, OK, which is 0.574 times less than the 761 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

    850 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    74 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    68 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Custer County, OK were to White students. These 850 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Custer County, OK was $127,600 in 2017, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,100 to $127,600, a 2% increase. The homeownership rate in Custer County, OK is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Custer County, OK have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Custer County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$127,600

2017 Median

± $7,566

$125,100

2016 Median

± $10,091

In 2017, the median property value in Custer County, OK grew to to $127,600 from the previous year's value of $125,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Custer County, OK 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 Custer County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$48,520

Median Household Income

± $3,845

10.5k

Number of Households

± 733

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Custer County, OK grew to $48,520 from the previous year's value of $47,250.

The following chart displays the households in Custer County, OK 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

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.3%

2017 Homeownership

59.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.3% of the housing units in Custer County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Custer County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Custer County, OK have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.31% of the workforce in Custer County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    9.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Custer County, OK was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.15%) and those who Worked At Home (4.34%).

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 Custer County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Custer County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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