Fulton County, GA

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Population

1.04M

1.77% growth

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$65,037

2.4% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

541,590

4.3% growth

Median Property Value

$306,200

5.99% growth

About

In 2017, Fulton County, GA had a population of 1.04M people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $65,037. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fulton County, GA grew from 1.02M to 1.04M, a 1.77% increase and its median household income grew from $63,510 to $65,037, a 2.4% increase.

The population of Fulton County, GA is 43.5% Black or African American Alone, 39.4% White Alone, and 7.32% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fulton County, GA speak a non-English language, and 91.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fulton County, GA are Georgia State University (7,505 degrees awarded in 2016), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,246 degrees), and Atlanta Technical College (2,556 degrees).

The median property value in Fulton County, GA is $306,200, and the homeownership rate is 51.4%. Most people in Fulton County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fulton County, GA employs 542k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,197 people), Retail Trade (55,968 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (48,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,508), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,387), and Finance & Insurance ($74,986).

Median household income in Fulton County, GA is $65,037. Males in Fulton County, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,924. The income inequality in Fulton County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,037

2017 value

± $1,922

2.4%

1 Year Growth

± 5.4%

Households in Fulton County, GA have a median annual income of $65,037, 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 $63,510 in 2016, which represents a 2.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,612

Average Male Salary

± $1,239

$47,924

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Fulton County, GA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Fulton County, GA 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

    $62,588 ± $3,904

  2. White

    $55,935 ± $993

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,186 ± $5,407

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Fulton County, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 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 Fulton County, GA is from Georgia.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.48

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 97

  2. Census Tract 114.25

  3. Census Tract 102.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, GA was Census Tract 97 with a value of $178,438, followed by Census Tract 114.25 and Census Tract 102.06, with respective values of $177,731 and $168,214.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, GA (157k out of 979k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Black

    106,266 ± 2,919

  2. White

    34,125 ± 1,545

  3. Hispanic

    17,099 ± 1,171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

542k

2017 Value

± 14,683

4.3%

1 Year growth

± 3.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, GA grew at a rate of 4.3%, from 519k employees to 542k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, GA, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (42,152 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (19,557 people), and Top Executives (14,850 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (42,152 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (19,557 people), and Top Executives (14,850 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Air Transportation Workers (3.18 times higher than expected), Database & Systems Administrators & Network Architects (2.65 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,786), Management Occupations ($90,248), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,171).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

542k

2017 Value

± 14,683

4.3%

1 Year growth

± 3.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, GA grew at a rate of 4.3%, from 519k employees to 542k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,197 people), Retail Trade (55,968 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (48,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Fulton County, GA 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 Fulton County, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,197 people), Retail Trade (55,968 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (48,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.26 times higher than expected), Information (2.13 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,508), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,387), and Finance & Insurance ($74,986).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

89.6% of the population of Fulton County, GA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Fulton County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see 936 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1402 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 486 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

936 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see an average of 936 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, GA 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%).

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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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

10.4%

Uninsured

54.7%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, GA grew by 0.368% from 10.4% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fulton County, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Fulton County, GA is home to a population of 1.04M people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.3% of Fulton County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, GA is composed of 453k Black or African American Alone residents (43.5%), 410k White Alone residents (39.4%), 76.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.32%), 72.5k Asian Alone residents (6.96%), 22.4k Two or More Races residents (2.15%), 5.55k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.533%), 810 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0778%), and 259 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0249%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fulton County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fulton County, GA was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Fulton County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fulton County, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.3% of Fulton County, GA 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 Fulton County, GA was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    243,242 ± 11,967 people

  2. India

    96,807 ± 7,603 people

  3. Korea

    46,156 ± 5,263 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Fulton County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 243,242 Fulton County, GA residents, followed by India with 96,807 and Korea with 46,156.

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Citizenship

91.8%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.8% of Fulton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, GA was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    453k ± 3.82k

  2. White Alone

    410k ± 2.84k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    76.3k ± 6.45k

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American Alone residents (453k people) in Fulton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 410k White Alone and 76.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fulton County, GA 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 Fulton County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fulton County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fulton County, GA 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

    13,301 ± 2,158

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,255 ± 1,960

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,279 ± 1,537

Fulton County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fulton County, GA awarded 24,379 degrees. The student population of Fulton County, GA is skewed towards women, with 48,900 male students and 56,229 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fulton County, GA are Black or African American (9,848 and 45.1%), followed by White (7,035 and 32.3%), Asian (1,932 and 8.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,279 and 5.86%).

The largest universities in Fulton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia State University (7,505 and 30.8%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,246 and 25.6%), and Atlanta Technical College (2,556 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Fulton County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,145 and 8.8%), General Business Administration & Management (1,679 and 6.89%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (987 and 4.05%).

The median tuition costs in Fulton County, GA are $19,880 for private four year colleges, and $6,846 and $21,414 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 588 degrees awarded

  2. 1,019 degrees awarded

  3. 640 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fulton County, GA was General Computer & Information Sciences with 588 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,505 degrees awarded

  2. 6,246 degrees awarded

  3. 2,556 degrees awarded

$6,846

Median In-State Public

$19,880

Median Private

In 2016, the Fulton County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia State University with 7,505 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,219

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,160

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 11,219 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fulton County, GA, which is 0.853 times less than the 13,160 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    9,848 degrees awarded

  2. White

    7,035 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,932 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fulton County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 9,848 degrees mean that there were 1.4 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 7,035 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, GA was $306,200 in 2017, which is 1.41 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $288,900 to $306,200, a 5.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, GA is 51.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, GA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,037

Median Household Income

± $1,922

410k

Number of Households

± 12,010

In 2017, the median household income of the 410k households in Fulton County, GA grew to $65,037 from the previous year's value of $63,510.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, GA 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

$306,200

2017 Median

± $13,641

$288,900

2016 Median

± $12,620

In 2017, the median property value in Fulton County, GA grew to to $306,200 from the previous year's value of $288,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fulton County, GA 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 Fulton County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

51.4%

2017 Homeownership

50.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.4% of the housing units in Fulton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.1%.

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

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, GA have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Fulton County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.69%

  3. Public Transit

    8.17%

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

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