Kenedy County, TX

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2020 Population
391
31.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.2
3.78% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
2.05%
62.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,083
5.42% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$24,400
2020 Employed Population
154
27% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Kenedy County, TX had a population of 391 people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $40,083. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kenedy County, TX declined from 568 to 391, a −31.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,021 to $40,083, a 5.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kenedy County, TX are White (Hispanic) (90%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.39%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.256%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.256%).

None of the households in Kenedy County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.6% of the residents in Kenedy County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Kenedy County, TX was $24,400, and the homeownership rate was 20.9%. Most people in Kenedy County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kenedy County, TX was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Kenedy County, TX is home to a population of 391 people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 25.1% of Kenedy County, TX residents were born outside of the country (98 people).

In 2020, there were 14.1 times more White (Hispanic) residents (352 people) in Kenedy County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25 Two+ (Hispanic) and 12 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kenedy County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    352 ± 168
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    25 ± 42.4
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12 ± 18
96.7%
Hispanic Population
378 people

In 2020, there were 14.1 times more White (Hispanic) residents (352 people) in Kenedy County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25 Two+ (Hispanic) and 12 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

96.7% of the people in Kenedy County, TX are hispanic (378 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kenedy County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
98 people
16.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
93 people

As of 2020, 25.1% of Kenedy County, TX residents (98 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kenedy County, TX was 16.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 22.7
67
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Kenedy County, TX was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 67. But people in Kenedy County, TX are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Kenedy County, TX residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Citizenship

91.6%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.6% of Kenedy County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kenedy County, TX was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 20
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 24

Kenedy County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), NaNN times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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

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Economy

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Kenedy County, TX employs 154 people. The largest industries in Kenedy County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (59 people), Retail Trade (25 people), and Construction (14 people), and the highest paying industries are Total ($31,447), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($30,592), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($30,592).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,083
2020 value
± $14,958
5.42%
1 Year Growth
± 39.9%

Households in Kenedy County, TX have a median annual income of $40,083, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,021 in 2019, which represents a 5.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,236
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $745
$50,589
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $558

In 2020, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas 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 Texas
  1. Asian
    $71,020 ± $2,237
  2. White
    $57,454 ± $557
  3. American Indian
    $48,111 ± $6,839

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kenedy County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kenedy County, TX (8 out of 391 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    7 ± 66
  2. Hispanic
    6 ± 67
  3. Other
    1 ± 70

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kenedy County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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

154
2020 Value
± 113
−27%
1 Year decline
± 129%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kenedy County, TX declined at a rate of −27%, from 211 employees to 154 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kenedy County, TX, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (48 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (24 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kenedy County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kenedy County, TX, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (48 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kenedy County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (48.5 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (4.24 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kenedy County, TX, by median earnings, are Sales & Office Occupations ($34,519), Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($32,237), and Total ($31,447).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

154
2020 Value
± 113
−27%
1 Year decline
± 129%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kenedy County, TX declined at a rate of −27%, from 211 employees to 154 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kenedy County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (59 people), Retail Trade (25 people), and Construction (14 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kenedy County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kenedy County, TX 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 Kenedy County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (59 people), Retail Trade (25 people), and Construction (14 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kenedy County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (31.2 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.95 times), and Retail Trade (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kenedy County, TX, by median earnings, are Total ($31,447), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($30,592), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($30,592).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas 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 Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kenedy County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.515%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 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 Kenedy County, TX
65.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 96.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 95.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 95% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

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 Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 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 Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kenedy County, TX was $24,400 in 2019, which is 0.106 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between N/A and 2019 the median property value increased from N/A to $24,400, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Kenedy County, TX is 20.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Kenedy County, TX have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kenedy County, TX is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$24,400
2019 Median
± $19,282

In 2019, the median property value in Kenedy County, TX N/A to $24,400 from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kenedy County, TX 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 Kenedy County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $20k - $25k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,083
Median Household Income
± $14,958
129
Number of Households
± 71

In 2020, the median household income of the 129 households in Kenedy County, TX grew to $40,083 from the previous year's value of $38,021.

The following chart displays the households in Kenedy County, TX 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kenedy County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kenedy County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

20.9%
2020 Homeownership
23.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 20.9% of the housing units in Kenedy County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 23.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kenedy County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kenedy County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Kenedy County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (99.3%)
  2. Carpooled (0.667%)
  3. Public Transit (0%)

In 2020, 99.3% of workers in Kenedy County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (0.667%) and those who used public transit to get to work (0%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kenedy County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kenedy County, TX have 1 car, followed by false.

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Health

72.6% of the population of Kenedy County, TX has health coverage, with 17.4% on employee plans, 42.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 0% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

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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$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

27.4%
Uninsured
17.4%
Employer Coverage
42.2%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
0%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kenedy County, TX grew by 5.74% from 25.9% to 27.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kenedy County, TX 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. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

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

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