Fresno County, CA

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Population

989,255

0.953% growth

Median Age

32.3


Median Household Income

$51,800

6.33% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

411,529

4.87% growth

Median Property Value

$248,700

4.45% growth

About

In 2017, Fresno County, CA had a population of 989k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $51,800. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fresno County, CA grew from 979,915 to 989,255, a 0.953% increase and its median household income grew from $48,715 to $51,800, a 6.33% increase.

The population of Fresno County, CA is 53.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.3% White Alone, and 10.1% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Fresno County, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fresno County, CA are California State University-Fresno (5,150 degrees awarded in 2016), Fresno City College (1,850 degrees), and Reedley College (1,167 degrees).

The median property value in Fresno County, CA is $248,700, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Fresno County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fresno County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fresno County, CA employs 412k people. The largest industries in Fresno County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,626 people), Retail Trade (42,974 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41,285 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,663), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,276), and Public Administration ($55,808).

Median household income in Fresno County, CA is $51,800. Males in Fresno County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Fresno County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,800

2017 value

± $1,826

6.33%

1 Year Growth

± 5.21%

Households in Fresno County, CA have a median annual income of $51,800, 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 $48,715 in 2016, which represents a 6.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 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 Fresno County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 55.24

  2. Census Tract 55.20

  3. Census Tract 55.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fresno County, CA was Census Tract 55.24 with a value of $129,853, followed by Census Tract 55.20 and Census Tract 55.08, with respective values of $123,650 and $111,324.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fresno County, CA (243k out of 956k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Hispanic

    161,971 ± 2,671

  2. White

    136,878 ± 2,795

  3. Other

    51,762 ± 1,793

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fresno County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

412k

2017 Value

± 11,366

4.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fresno County, CA grew at a rate of 4.87%, from 392k employees to 412k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fresno County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (41,493 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (33,350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (41,493 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (33,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fresno County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.53 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,648), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,339), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,032).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

412k

2017 Value

± 11,366

4.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fresno County, CA grew at a rate of 4.87%, from 392k employees to 412k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fresno County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,626 people), Retail Trade (42,974 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41,285 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fresno County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fresno County, CA 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 Fresno County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,626 people), Retail Trade (42,974 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41,285 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fresno County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.98 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.23 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fresno County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,663), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,276), and Public Administration ($55,808).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Fresno County, CA has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 34.8% on Medicaid, 8.04% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Fresno County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Fresno County, CA see 1533 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.06% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1687 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,533 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fresno County, CA see an average of 1,533 patients per year. This represents a 2.06% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fresno County, CA 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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

7.65%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

34.8%

Medicaid

8.04%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fresno County, CA declined by 10.3% from 8.53% to 7.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fresno County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Fresno County, CA is home to a population of 989k people, from which 87.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.7% of Fresno County, CA residents were born outside of the country (204k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fresno County, CA is composed of 526k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.2%), 290k White Alone residents (29.3%), 100k Asian Alone residents (10.1%), 44.6k Black or African American Alone residents (4.51%), 21.9k Two or More Races residents (2.21%), 3.7k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.374%), 1.64k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.166%), and 1.53k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.154%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fresno County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fresno County, CA was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Fresno County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fresno County, CA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

204k people

21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

206k people

As of 2017, 20.7% of Fresno County, CA residents (204k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fresno County, CA was 21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

87.8%

2017 Citizenship

86.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.8% of Fresno County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fresno County, CA was 86.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    526k ± 16k

  2. White Alone

    290k ± 1.06k

  3. Asian Alone

    100k ± 2.47k

In 2017, there were 1.82 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (526k people) in Fresno County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 290k White Alone and 100k 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 Fresno County, CA 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 Fresno County, CA 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 Fresno County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fresno County, CA 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

    14,199 ± 1,631

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,155 ± 1,408

  3. Korea

    4,089 ± 1,022

Fresno County, CA 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 2016, universities in Fresno County, CA awarded 12,586 degrees. The student population of Fresno County, CA is skewed towards women, with 31,487 male students and 43,796 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fresno County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (5,913 and 48.1%), followed by White (3,533 and 28.7%), Asian (1,242 and 10.1%), and Unknown (721 and 5.86%).

The largest universities in Fresno County, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Fresno (5,150 and 40.9%), Fresno City College (1,850 and 14.7%), and Reedley College (1,167 and 9.27%).

The most popular majors in Fresno County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,105 and 8.78%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (709 and 5.63%), and Medical Assistant (587 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Fresno County, CA are $18,590 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 348 degrees awarded

  2. 646 degrees awarded

  3. 370 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fresno County, CA was Criminology with 348 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,150 degrees awarded

  2. 1,850 degrees awarded

  3. 1,167 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$18,590

Median Private

In 2016, the Fresno County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Fresno with 5,150 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,754

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,832

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,754 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fresno County, CA, which is 0.607 times less than the 7,832 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Fresno County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,913 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3,533 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,242 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fresno County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,913 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,533 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fresno County, CA was $248,700 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,100 to $248,700, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Fresno County, CA is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fresno County, CA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fresno County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,800

Median Household Income

± $1,826

306k

Number of Households

± 8,781

In 2017, the median household income of the 306k households in Fresno County, CA grew to $51,800 from the previous year's value of $48,715.

The following chart displays the households in Fresno County, CA 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

$248,700

2017 Median

± $6,620

$238,100

2016 Median

± $4,477

In 2017, the median property value in Fresno County, CA grew to to $248,700 from the previous year's value of $238,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

53.4%

2017 Homeownership

52.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.4% of the housing units in Fresno County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.9%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fresno County, CA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Fresno County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fresno County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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