Eugene, OR

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Population

379,611

1.3% growth

Poverty Rate

18.8%


Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$53,172

4.97% growth

Number of Employees

177,274

1.5% growth

Median Property Value

$281,200

8.87% growth

About

In 2018, Eugene, OR had a population of 380k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $53,172. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Eugene, OR grew from 374,748 to 379,611, a 1.3% increase and its median household income grew from $50,654 to $53,172, a 4.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), White (Hispanic) (4.22%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.45%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%). N/A% of the people in Eugene, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eugene, OR are University of Oregon (6,676 degrees awarded in 2017), Lane Community College (1,914 degrees), and Northwest Christian University (241 degrees).

The median property value in Eugene, OR is $281,200, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Eugene, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Eugene, OR is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Eugene, OR employs 177k people. The largest industries in Eugene, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,259 people), Retail Trade (22,041 people), and Educational Services (19,740 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,039), Public Administration ($51,569), and Finance & Insurance ($41,227).

Median household income in Eugene, OR is $53,172. Males in Eugene, OR have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,914. The income inequality in Eugene, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,172

2018 value

± $1,686

4.97%

1 Year Growth

± 4.59%

Households in Eugene, OR have a median annual income of $53,172, 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 $50,654 in 2017, which represents a 4.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,934

Average Male Salary

± $1,731

$52,914

Average Female Salary

± $1,491

In 2018, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon 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. Asian

    $61,519 ± $5,197

  2. White

    $52,994 ± $1,122

  3. Two or More Races

    $41,469 ± $3,714

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 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 Eugene, OR is from Oregon.

0.466

2018 Wage GINI

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.54% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eugene, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $83,068, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $81,278 and $71,186.

The following map shows all of the counties in Eugene, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eugene, OR (66.9k out of 356k 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 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

    54,616 ± 1,659

  2. Hispanic

    6,549 ± 591

  3. Two Or More

    5,221 ± 531

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eugene, OR 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

177k

2018 Value

± 7,083

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 175k employees to 177k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eugene, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,987 people), Management Occupations (16,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,958 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eugene, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Eugene, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,987 people), Management Occupations (16,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,958 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Eugene, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.6 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Eugene, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,920), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,131), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,270).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

177k

2018 Value

± 7,083

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 175k employees to 177k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eugene, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,259 people), Retail Trade (22,041 people), and Educational Services (19,740 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eugene, OR, though some of these residents may live in Eugene, OR 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 Eugene, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,259 people), Retail Trade (22,041 people), and Educational Services (19,740 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Eugene, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.29 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.21 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Eugene, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,039), Public Administration ($51,569), and Finance & Insurance ($41,227).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $20.9B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $13.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.9B, followed by Electronics ($15.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($13.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$146B

2020 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

37.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $146B. This is expected to increase 37.6% to $201B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.1B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $3.12B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $28.1B, followed by California with $19.5B and Minnesota and $3.12B.

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

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Health

93.5% of the population of Eugene, OR has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Eugene, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Eugene, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 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%).

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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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.5%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

2.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eugene, OR declined by 6.3% from 6.94% to 6.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Eugene, OR 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. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

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

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Diversity

Eugene, OR is home to a population of 380k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.73% of Eugene, OR residents were born outside of the country (21.5k people).

In 2018, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (308k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.3k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 16k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Eugene, OR was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Eugene, OR are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Eugene, OR residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.5k people

5.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

21.2k people

As of 2017, 5.73% of Eugene, OR residents (21.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eugene, OR was 5.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    152,733 ± 9,418 people

  2. Vietnam

    23,723 ± 3,771 people

  3. China

    21,482 ± 3,589 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 152,733 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 23,723 and China with 21,482.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2018 Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.5% of Eugene, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Eugene, OR was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    308k ± 998

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    17.3k ± 2.08k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    16k ± 2.5k

In 2018, there were 17.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (308k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.3k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 16k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Eugene, OR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,696 ± 1,389

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,391 ± 1,216

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,634 ± 988

Eugene, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Eugene, OR awarded 8,957 degrees. The student population of Eugene, OR is skewed towards women, with 14,799 male students and 16,784 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eugene, OR are White (5,783 and 71.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (861 and 10.7%), Two or More Races (466 and 5.79%), and Asian (419 and 5.21%).

The largest universities in Eugene, OR by number of degrees awarded are University of Oregon (6,676 and 74.5%), Lane Community College (1,914 and 21.4%), and Northwest Christian University (241 and 2.69%).

The most popular majors in Eugene, OR are General Business (626 and 6.99%), General Studies (540 and 6.03%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (531 and 5.93%).

The median tuition costs in Eugene, OR are $21,725 for private four year colleges, and $9,855 and $32,535 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 410 degrees awarded

  2. 598 degrees awarded

  3. 431 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eugene, OR was General Psychology with 410 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,676 degrees awarded

  2. 1,914 degrees awarded

  3. 241 degrees awarded

$9,855

Median In-State Public

$21,725

Median Private

In 2017, the Eugene, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oregon with 6,676 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,944

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,013

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,944 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eugene, OR, which is 0.787 times less than the 5,013 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Eugene, OR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,783 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    861 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    466 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Eugene, OR were to White students. These 5,783 degrees mean that there were 6.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 861 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eugene, OR was $281,200 in 2018, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $258,300 to $281,200, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Eugene, OR is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Eugene, OR have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Eugene, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$281,200

2018 Median

± $6,210

$258,300

2017 Median

± $6,658

In 2018, the median property value in Eugene, OR grew to to $281,200 from the previous year's value of $258,300.

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

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Household Income

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$53,172

Median Household Income

± $1,686

156k

Number of Households

± 6,224

In 2018, the median household income of the 156k households in Eugene, OR grew to $53,172 from the previous year's value of $50,654.

The following chart displays the households in Eugene, OR 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.3%

2018 Homeownership

59.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.3% of the housing units in Eugene, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eugene, OR have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Eugene, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.96%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Eugene, OR was Drove Alone (70.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (6.96%).

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 Eugene, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eugene, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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