Denton, TX

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Population

131,097

2.08% growth

Median Age

29.1


Median Household Income

$52,164

3.32% growth

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

67,369

3.11% growth

Median Property Value

$179,000

10% growth

About

In 2017, Denton, TX had a population of 131k people with a median age of 29.1 and a median household income of $52,164. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Denton, TX grew from 128,421 to 131,097, a 2.08% increase and its median household income grew from $50,487 to $52,164, a 3.32% increase.

The population of Denton, TX is 59.6% White Alone, 24.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.42% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Denton, TX speak a non-English language, and 90.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denton, TX are University of North Texas (8,719 degrees awarded in 2016), Texas Woman's University (3,996 degrees), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (82 degrees).

The median property value in Denton, TX is $179,000, and the homeownership rate is 47.8%. Most people in Denton, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Denton, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Denton, TX employs 67.4k people. The largest industries in Denton, TX are Educational Services (11,957 people), Retail Trade (8,142 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,963 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,310), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,321), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,333).

Median household income in Denton, TX is $52,164. Males in Denton, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Denton, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,164

2017 value

± $2,140

3.32%

1 Year Growth

± 5.03%

Households in Denton, TX have a median annual income of $52,164, 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 $50,487 in 2016, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denton, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 215.12

  2. Census Tract 217.18

  3. Census Tract 203.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denton, TX was Census Tract 215.12 with a value of $168,828, followed by Census Tract 217.18 and Census Tract 203.03, with respective values of $147,393 and $119,015.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denton, TX (23.5k out of 120k 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 Males 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

    16,915 ± 1,145

  2. Hispanic

    7,914 ± 835

  3. Black

    2,783 ± 448

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denton, TX 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

67.4k

2017 Value

± 2,060

3.11%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denton, TX grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 65.3k employees to 67.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denton, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,314 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,118 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denton, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Denton, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,314 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,118 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Denton, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.48 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Denton, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,234), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,546), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,711).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67.4k

2017 Value

± 2,060

3.11%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denton, TX grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 65.3k employees to 67.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denton, TX, are Educational Services (11,957 people), Retail Trade (8,142 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,963 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denton, TX, though some of these residents may live in Denton, TX 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 Denton, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (11,957 people), Retail Trade (8,142 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Denton, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.27 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.92 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Denton, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,310), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,321), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

83.4% of the population of Denton, TX has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 9.31% on Medicaid, 7.56% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Denton, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Denton, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

16.6%

Uninsured

51.7%

Employer Coverage

9.31%

Medicaid

7.56%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denton, TX declined by 7.4% from 17.9% to 16.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denton, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Denton, TX is home to a population of 131k people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Denton, TX residents were born outside of the country (17.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Denton, TX is composed of 78.1k White Alone residents (59.6%), 31.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.1%), 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents (9.42%), 5.46k Asian Alone residents (4.16%), 2.97k Two or More Races residents (2.26%), 469 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.358%), 135 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.103%), and 67 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0511%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Denton, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Denton, TX was 29.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Denton, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Denton, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    17.4k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Denton, TX residents (17.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denton, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

90.7%

2017 Citizenship

90.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.7% of Denton, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Denton, TX was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    78.1k ± 1.66k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31.6k ± 1.97k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12.3k ± 1.03k

In 2017, there were 2.47 times more White Alone residents (78.1k people) in Denton, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.6k Hispanic or Latino and 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Denton, TX 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 Denton, TX 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 Denton, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Denton, TX 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

    1,989 ± 278

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,117 ± 245

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,114 ± 304

Denton, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Denton, TX awarded 12,797 degrees. The student population of Denton, TX is skewed towards women, with 19,808 male students and 34,132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denton, TX are White (6,398 and 53%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,268 and 18.8%), Black or African American (1,554 and 12.9%), and Two or More Races (938 and 7.77%).

The largest universities in Denton, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of North Texas (8,719 and 68.1%), Texas Woman's University (3,996 and 31.2%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (82 and 0.641%).

The most popular majors in Denton, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (943 and 7.37%), General Studies (864 and 6.75%), and General Business Administration & Management (641 and 5.01%).

The median tuition costs in Denton, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,319 and $16,111 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 916 degrees awarded

  2. 864 degrees awarded

  3. 444 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denton, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 916 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,719 degrees awarded

  2. 3,996 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

$6,319

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Denton, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Texas with 8,719 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,192

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,605

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,192 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denton, TX, which is 0.487 times less than the 8,605 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

    6,398 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,268 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,554 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Denton, TX were to White students. These 6,398 degrees mean that there were 2.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,268 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denton, TX was $179,000 in 2017, which is 0.823 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,700 to $179,000, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Denton, TX is 47.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Denton, TX have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Denton, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,164

Median Household Income

± $2,140

45.9k

Number of Households

± 1,515

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Denton, TX grew to $52,164 from the previous year's value of $50,487.

The following chart displays the households in Denton, TX 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

$179,000

2017 Median

± $4,419

$162,700

2016 Median

± $3,446

In 2017, the median property value in Denton, TX grew to to $179,000 from the previous year's value of $162,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Denton, TX 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 Denton, TX 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 Denton, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denton, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.8%

2017 Homeownership

47.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.8% of the housing units in Denton, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denton, TX have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Denton, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Denton, TX was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (4.61%).

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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