Grafton County, NH

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Population

89,280

0.13% growth

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$61,036

5.04% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

45,847

0.557% growth

Median Property Value

$215,600

0.701% growth

About

In 2017, Grafton County, NH had a population of 89.3k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $61,036. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grafton County, NH grew from 89,164 to 89,280, a 0.13% increase and its median household income grew from $58,107 to $61,036, a 5.04% increase.

The population of Grafton County, NH is 91.2% White Alone, 3.36% Asian Alone, and 2.22% Hispanic or Latino. 6.87% of the people in Grafton County, NH speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grafton County, NH are Dartmouth College (2,103 degrees awarded in 2016), Plymouth State University (1,341 degrees), and Upper Valley Educators Institute (37 degrees).

The median property value in Grafton County, NH is $215,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Grafton County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Grafton County, NH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grafton County, NH employs 45.8k people. The largest industries in Grafton County, NH are Educational Services (8,274 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,913 people), and Retail Trade (5,031 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,857), Utilities ($58,906), and Public Administration ($52,827).

Median household income in Grafton County, NH is $61,036. Males in Grafton County, NH have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,292. The income inequality in Grafton County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,036

2017 value

± $2,543

5.04%

1 Year Growth

± 5.08%

Households in Grafton County, NH have a median annual income of $61,036, 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 $58,107 in 2016, which represents a 5.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,929

Average Male Salary

± $3,049

$52,292

Average Female Salary

± $2,191

In 2017, full-time male employees in Grafton County, NH made 1.39 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

    $62,821 ± $14,027

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,194 ± $95,882

  3. White

    $53,561 ± $1,737

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Grafton County, NH workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grafton County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9616.01

  2. Census Tract 9616.02

  3. Census Tract 9615

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grafton County, NH was Census Tract 9616.01 with a value of $128,276, followed by Census Tract 9616.02 and Census Tract 9615, with respective values of $88,164 and $78,713.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grafton County, NH (8.99k out of 82.6k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 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. White

    8,186 ± 713

  2. Hispanic

    389 ± 165

  3. Asian

    283 ± 161

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grafton County, NH 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

45.8k

2017 Value

± 1,405

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grafton County, NH grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 45.6k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grafton County, NH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,905 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,608 people), and Management Occupations (4,426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grafton County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grafton County, NH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,905 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,608 people), and Management Occupations (4,426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grafton County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.53 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.96 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grafton County, NH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,458), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,089), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,724).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.8k

2017 Value

± 1,405

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grafton County, NH grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 45.6k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grafton County, NH, are Educational Services (8,274 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,913 people), and Retail Trade (5,031 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grafton County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Grafton County, NH 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 Grafton County, NH, by number of employees, are Educational Services (8,274 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,913 people), and Retail Trade (5,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grafton County, NH has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.95 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.61 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grafton County, NH, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,857), Utilities ($58,906), and Public Administration ($52,827).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $8.76B, followed by Fuel oils with $4.8B and Machinery and $3.29B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $44.8B. This is expected to increase 68.6% to $75.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.7B, followed by Maine with $2.35B and New York and $1.93B.

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

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Health

90.7% of the population of Grafton County, NH has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Grafton County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Grafton County, NH see 516 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.67% increase from the previous year (493 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1201 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

516 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grafton County, NH see an average of 516 patients per year. This represents a 4.67% increase from the previous year (493 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grafton County, NH 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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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

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

9.29%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

11.2%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grafton County, NH declined by 7.67% from 10.1% to 9.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grafton County, NH 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. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

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

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Diversity

Grafton County, NH is home to a population of 89.3k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.81% of Grafton County, NH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Grafton County, NH is composed of 81.4k White Alone residents (91.2%), 3k Asian Alone residents (3.36%), 1.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.22%), 1.51k Two or More Races residents (1.69%), 901 Black or African American Alone residents (1.01%), 370 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.414%), 46 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0515%), and 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0325%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grafton County, NH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,167 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (885 speakers), and Chinese (848 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grafton County, NH was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Grafton County, NH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grafton County, NH residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.81% of Grafton County, NH 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 Grafton County, NH was 5.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,523 ± 2,387 people

  2. India

    7,906 ± 2,177 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,486 ± 1,448 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Grafton County, NH was Canada, the natal country of 9,523 Grafton County, NH residents, followed by India with 7,906 and Dominican Republic with 3,486.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Grafton County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grafton County, NH was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.4k ± 25

  2. Asian Alone

    3k ± 186

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.98k ± 241

In 2017, there were 27.2 times more White Alone residents (81.4k people) in Grafton County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Asian Alone and 1.98k 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 Grafton County, NH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,167 speakers (1.36%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    885 speakers (1.04%)

  3. Chinese

    848 speakers (0.992%)

6.87% of Grafton County, NH 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 Grafton County, NH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.36% of the overall population of Grafton County, NH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.04% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.992% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,347 ± 218

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    722 ± 178

  3. Korea

    716 ± 136

Grafton County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grafton County, NH awarded 3,498 degrees. The student population of Grafton County, NH is skewed towards women, with 5,654 male students and 5,858 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grafton County, NH are White (2,065 and 66.6%), followed by Asian (321 and 10.4%), Unknown (300 and 9.68%), and Hispanic or Latino (158 and 5.1%).

The largest universities in Grafton County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Dartmouth College (2,103 and 60.1%), Plymouth State University (1,341 and 38.3%), and Upper Valley Educators Institute (37 and 1.06%).

The most popular majors in Grafton County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (393 and 11.2%), General Economics (199 and 5.69%), and General Political Science & Government (178 and 5.09%).

The median tuition costs in Grafton County, NH are $49,998 for private four year colleges, and $11,020 and $19,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 199 degrees awarded

  3. 178 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grafton County, NH was Engineering Science with 104 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,103 degrees awarded

  2. 1,341 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

$11,020

Median In-State Public

$49,998

Median Private

In 2016, the Grafton County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dartmouth College with 2,103 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,750

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,748

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,750 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grafton County, NH, which is 1 times more than the 1,748 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

    2,065 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    321 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    300 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grafton County, NH were to White students. These 2,065 degrees mean that there were 6.43 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 321 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grafton County, NH was $215,600 in 2017, which is 0.991 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $214,100 to $215,600, a 0.701% increase. The homeownership rate in Grafton County, NH is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grafton County, NH have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grafton County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,036

Median Household Income

± $2,543

34.9k

Number of Households

± 1,168

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Grafton County, NH grew to $61,036 from the previous year's value of $58,107.

The following chart displays the households in Grafton County, NH 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

$215,600

2017 Median

± $6,379

$214,100

2016 Median

± $5,493

In 2017, the median property value in Grafton County, NH grew to to $215,600 from the previous year's value of $214,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grafton County, NH 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 Grafton County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Grafton County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grafton County, NH have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Grafton County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.67%

  3. Walked

    7.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grafton County, NH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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