Jefferson, NC

Census Place

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Population
1,420
7.97% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
47.1

Median Household Income
$29,000
10.7% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$175,700
12.3% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
537
4.62% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Jefferson, NC had a population of 1.42k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $29,000. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jefferson, NC declined from 1,543 to 1,420, a -7.97% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,202 to $29,000, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.55%), White (Hispanic) (3.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.986%). NaNk% of the people in Jefferson, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson, NC is $175,700, and the homeownership rate is 40.9%. Most people in Jefferson, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson, NC is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 70.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.1%), followed by Other (3.81%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Jefferson, NC is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
70.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Jefferson, NC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Jefferson, NC is home to a population of 1.42k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.23% of Jefferson, NC residents were born outside of the country (60 people).

In 2018, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Jefferson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 43 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 289
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    93 ± 83
  3. White (Hispanic)
    43 ± 60
4.3%
Hispanic Population
61 people

In 2018, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Jefferson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 43 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.3% of the people in Jefferson, NC are hispanic (61 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.23%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
60 people
3.95%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
61 people

As of 2018, 4.23% of Jefferson, NC residents (60 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson, NC was 3.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.9
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 26.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Jefferson, NC was 47.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Jefferson, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Jefferson, NC residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    242,756 ± 11,950 people
  2. India
    60,392 ± 6,015 people
  3. Honduras
    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Jefferson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson, NC was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    25 ± 25
  2. Korea
    18 ± 26
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    17 ± 17

Jefferson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jefferson, NC is $29,000. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson, NC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $31,796, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jefferson, NC employs 537 people. The largest industries in Jefferson, NC are Retail Trade (118 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (79 people), and Construction (60 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($52,500), Public Administration ($48,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,278).

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,000
2018 value
± $6,384
10.7%
1 Year Growth
± 28.8%

Households in Jefferson, NC have a median annual income of $29,000, 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 $26,202 in 2017, which represents a 10.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,136
$44,729
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina 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 in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $59,267 ± $4,472
  2. White
    $49,962 ± $811
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson, NC is from North Carolina.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 9705
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson, NC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $31,796, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson, NC (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson, NC is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

537
2018 Value
± 149
-4.62%
1 Year decline
± 39.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jefferson, NC declined at a rate of -4.62%, from 563 employees to 537 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (103 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (72 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (60 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (103 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (72 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (60 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jefferson, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.36 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.31 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($65,938), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($62,250), and Management Occupations ($57,115).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

537
2018 Value
± 149
-4.62%
1 Year decline
± 39.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jefferson, NC declined at a rate of -4.62%, from 563 employees to 537 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson, NC, are Retail Trade (118 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (79 people), and Construction (60 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson, NC 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 Jefferson, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (118 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (79 people), and Construction (60 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jefferson, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.02 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.94 times), and Construction (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson, NC, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($52,500), Public Administration ($48,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,278).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $50.4B
  2. $35.3B
  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B
2015 Value in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina 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 North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25.6B
  2. $25.4B
  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson, NC was $175,700 in 2018, which is 0.765 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $200,400 to $175,700, a 12.3% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jefferson, NC is 40.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson, NC have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson, NC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$175,700
2018 Median
± $24,026
$200,400
2017 Median
± $26,130

In 2018, the median property value in Jefferson, NC declined from to $175,700 from the previous year's value of $200,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson, NC 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 Jefferson, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$29,000
Median Household Income
± $6,384
596
Number of Households
± 111

In 2018, the median household income of the 596 households in Jefferson, NC grew to $29,000 from the previous year's value of $26,202.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson, NC 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jefferson, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.9%
2018 Homeownership
47.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 40.9% of the housing units in Jefferson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

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

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Commute Time

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson, NC have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Jefferson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    83.6%
  2. Carpooled
    8.49%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.79%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson, NC was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.49%) and those who Worked At Home (5.79%).

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

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Jefferson, NC has health coverage, with 21.7% on employee plans, 33% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 0.654% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Ashe County, NC see 2078 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.431% decrease from the previous year (2087 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3366 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 709 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,078 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ashe County, NC

Primary care physicians in Ashe County, NC see an average of 2,078 patients per year. This represents a 0.431% decrease from the previous year (2,087 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ashe County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$3,859
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,225
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,260
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

12.1%
Uninsured
21.7%
Employer Coverage
33%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
0.654%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson, NC grew by 11.1% from 10.9% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence
  2. 16.1% prevalence
  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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