Elmhurst, IL

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Population

46,139

0.868% growth

Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$104,222

3.53% growth

Poverty Rate

3.83%


Number of Employees

22,426

2.41% growth

Median Property Value

$394,500

3.41% growth

About

In 2017, Elmhurst, IL had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $104,222. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elmhurst, IL grew from 45,742 to 46,139, a 0.868% increase and its median household income grew from $100,671 to $104,222, a 3.53% increase.

The population of Elmhurst, IL is 82.9% White Alone, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.85% Asian Alone. 14.6% of the people in Elmhurst, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elmhurst, IL are Elmhurst College (989 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Elmhurst, IL is $394,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Elmhurst, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Elmhurst, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elmhurst, IL employs 22.4k people. The largest industries in Elmhurst, IL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,206 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), and Educational Services (2,695 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($175,714), Finance & Insurance ($111,905), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,433).

Median household income in Elmhurst, IL is $104,222. Males in Elmhurst, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Elmhurst, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$104,222

2017 value

± $3,841

3.53%

1 Year Growth

± 6.13%

Households in Elmhurst, IL have a median annual income of $104,222, 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 $100,671 in 2016, which represents a 3.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Elmhurst, IL made 1.37 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Elmhurst, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Elmhurst, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elmhurst, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 8440.02

  2. Census Tract 8440.01

  3. Census Tract 8429

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elmhurst, IL was Census Tract 8440.02 with a value of $124,773, followed by Census Tract 8440.01 and Census Tract 8429, with respective values of $123,212 and $104,105.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elmhurst, IL (1.72k out of 44.8k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,458 ± 249

  2. Hispanic

    218 ± 108

  3. Asian

    128 ± 106

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elmhurst, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

22.4k

2017 Value

± 817

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 5.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elmhurst, IL grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 21.9k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elmhurst, IL, are Management Occupations (4,087 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,810 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,684 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elmhurst, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elmhurst, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,087 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,810 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,684 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elmhurst, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.61 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.85 times), and Management Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elmhurst, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($166,528), Management Occupations ($105,586), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($98,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.4k

2017 Value

± 817

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 5.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elmhurst, IL grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 21.9k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elmhurst, IL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,206 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), and Educational Services (2,695 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elmhurst, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elmhurst, IL 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 Elmhurst, IL, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,206 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), and Educational Services (2,695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elmhurst, IL has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.04 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.79 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elmhurst, IL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($175,714), Finance & Insurance ($111,905), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,433).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Elmhurst, IL has health coverage, with 68.9% on employee plans, 3.36% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.243% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Elmhurst, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Elmhurst, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

3.49%

Uninsured

68.9%

Employer Coverage

3.36%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.243%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elmhurst, IL declined by 1.61% from 3.55% to 3.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elmhurst, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Elmhurst, IL is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.54% of Elmhurst, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elmhurst, IL is composed of 38.2k White Alone residents (82.9%), 3.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.18%), 2.7k Asian Alone residents (5.85%), 727 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 641 Black or African American Alone residents (1.39%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0824%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0368%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.013%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elmhurst, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,102 speakers), Other Asian Languages (569 speakers), and Urdu (460 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elmhurst, IL was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Elmhurst, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elmhurst, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.54% of Elmhurst, IL 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 Elmhurst, IL was 8.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Elmhurst, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Elmhurst, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Elmhurst, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elmhurst, IL was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.2k ± 706

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.77k ± 581

  3. Asian Alone

    2.7k ± 474

In 2017, there were 10.1 times more White Alone residents (38.2k people) in Elmhurst, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.77k Hispanic or Latino and 2.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,102 speakers (4.92%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    569 speakers (1.33%)

  3. Urdu

    460 speakers (1.08%)

14.6% of Elmhurst, IL 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 Elmhurst, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.92% of the overall population of Elmhurst, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.33% speak Other Asian Languages and 1.08% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    468 ± 111

  2. Korea

    307 ± 77

  3. World War II

    179 ± 67

Elmhurst, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Elmhurst, IL awarded 989 degrees. The student population of Elmhurst, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,358 male students and 2,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elmhurst, IL are White (727 and 73.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (130 and 13.2%), Asian (49 and 4.98%), and Black or African American (34 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Elmhurst, IL by number of degrees awarded are Elmhurst College (989 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elmhurst, IL are Registered Nursing (97 and 9.81%), General Psychology (76 and 7.68%), and General Business Administration & Management (70 and 7.08%).

The median tuition costs in Elmhurst, IL are $35,250 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. 59 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elmhurst, IL was Registered Nursing with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

989 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,250

Median Private

In 2016, the Elmhurst, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elmhurst College with 989 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

380

Degrees Awarded to Men

609

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 380 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elmhurst, IL, which is 0.624 times less than the 609 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

    727 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    49 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elmhurst, IL were to White students. These 727 degrees mean that there were 5.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 130 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elmhurst, IL was $394,500 in 2017, which is 1.81 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $381,500 to $394,500, a 3.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Elmhurst, IL is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elmhurst, IL have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elmhurst, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$104,222

Median Household Income

± $3,841

16k

Number of Households

± 617

In 2017, the median household income of the 16k households in Elmhurst, IL grew to $104,222 from the previous year's value of $100,671.

The following chart displays the households in Elmhurst, IL 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$394,500

2017 Median

± $8,597

$381,500

2016 Median

± $7,780

In 2017, the median property value in Elmhurst, IL grew to to $394,500 from the previous year's value of $381,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elmhurst, IL 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 Elmhurst, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Elmhurst, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elmhurst, IL have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Elmhurst, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Public Transit

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elmhurst, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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