Kings County, CA

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Population

150,183

0.0519% decline

Median Age

31.5


Median Household Income

$49,742

5.29% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Number of Employees

53,158

2.13% growth

Median Property Value

$185,600

7.91% growth

About

In 2017, Kings County, CA had a population of 150k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $49,742. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kings County, CA declined from 150,261 to 150,183, a -0.0519% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,241 to $49,742, a 5.29% increase.

The population of Kings County, CA is 53.7% Hispanic or Latino, 33.1% White Alone, and 5.94% Black or African American Alone. 40.8% of the people in Kings County, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kings County, CA are West Hills College-Lemoore (839 degrees awarded in 2016) and Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology (45 degrees).

The median property value in Kings County, CA is $185,600, and the homeownership rate is 51.8%. Most people in Kings County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kings County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kings County, CA employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Kings County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8,101 people), Public Administration (6,835 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,821), Utilities ($61,845), and Public Administration ($51,633).

Median household income in Kings County, CA is $49,742. Males in Kings County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Kings County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,742

2017 value

± $1,744

5.29%

1 Year Growth

± 4.35%

Households in Kings County, CA have a median annual income of $49,742, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,241 in 2016, which represents a 5.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

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

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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kings County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kings County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kings County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6.01

  2. Census Tract 7.01

  3. Census Tract 6.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kings County, CA was Census Tract 6.01 with a value of $86,538, followed by Census Tract 7.01 and Census Tract 6.02, with respective values of $75,077 and $74,270.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kings County, CA (28k out of 134k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    19,610 ± 1,041

  2. Hispanic

    18,989 ± 993

  3. Other

    4,830 ± 540

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kings County, CA 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

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,790

2.13%

1 Year growth

± 4.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kings County, CA grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 52k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kings County, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6,337 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,253 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,817 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kings County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kings County, CA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6,337 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,253 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,817 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kings County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (17.7 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.41 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kings County, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,707), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($82,988), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($79,173).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,790

2.13%

1 Year growth

± 4.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kings County, CA grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 52k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kings County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8,101 people), Public Administration (6,835 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kings County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Kings County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kings County, CA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8,101 people), Public Administration (6,835 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,595 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kings County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.9 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.75 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kings County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,821), Utilities ($61,845), and Public Administration ($51,633).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

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

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

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Health

89.7% of the population of Kings County, CA has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 9.97% on non-group plans, and 6.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kings County, CA see 2435 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (2504 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1742 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 537 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,435 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kings County, CA see an average of 2,435 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (2,504 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kings County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

36.7%

Employer Coverage

25.1%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

9.97%

Non-Group

6.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kings County, CA declined by 19% from 12.7% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kings County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Kings County, CA is home to a population of 150k people, from which 87.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.7% of Kings County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kings County, CA is composed of 80.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.7%), 49.7k White Alone residents (33.1%), 8.92k Black or African American Alone residents (5.94%), 5.46k Asian Alone residents (3.64%), 3.62k Two or More Races residents (2.41%), 1.2k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.799%), 332 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.221%), and 211 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kings County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (49,821 speakers), Tagalog (2,185 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1,203 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kings County, CA was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Kings County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kings County, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 18.7% of Kings County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kings County, CA was 18.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kings County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Kings County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

87.8%

2017 Citizenship

87.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.8% of Kings County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kings County, CA was 87.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    80.7k ± 2.87k

  2. White Alone

    49.7k ± 110

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.92k ± 371

In 2017, there were 1.62 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (80.7k people) in Kings County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.7k White Alone and 8.92k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kings County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    49,821 speakers (35.9%)

  2. Tagalog

    2,185 speakers (1.57%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    1,203 speakers (0.867%)

40.8% of Kings County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kings County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 35.9% of the overall population of Kings County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.57% speak Tagalog and 0.867% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,543 ± 455

  2. Vietnam

    2,831 ± 291

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,571 ± 370

Kings County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kings County, CA awarded 884 degrees. The student population of Kings County, CA is skewed towards women, with 1,577 male students and 2,495 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kings County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (475 and 54%), followed by White (255 and 29%), Asian (52 and 5.91%), and Black or African American (37 and 4.2%).

The largest universities in Kings County, CA by number of degrees awarded are West Hills College-Lemoore (839 and 94.9%) and Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology (45 and 5.09%).

The most popular majors in Kings County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (172 and 19.5%), Child Care Provider (115 and 13%), and Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management (86 and 9.73%).

The median tuition costs in Kings County, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kings County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 172 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 839 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kings County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Hills College-Lemoore with 839 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

285

Degrees Awarded to Men

599

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 285 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kings County, CA, which is 0.476 times less than the 599 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    475 degrees awarded

  2. White

    255 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kings County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 475 degrees mean that there were 1.86 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 255 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kings County, CA was $185,600 in 2017, which is 0.853 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $172,000 to $185,600, a 7.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Kings County, CA is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kings County, CA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kings County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,742

Median Household Income

± $1,744

42.3k

Number of Households

± 1,429

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.3k households in Kings County, CA grew to $49,742 from the previous year's value of $47,241.

The following chart displays the households in Kings County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$185,600

2017 Median

± $5,792

$172,000

2016 Median

± $3,662

In 2017, the median property value in Kings County, CA grew to to $185,600 from the previous year's value of $172,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kings County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kings County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

51.8%

2017 Homeownership

50.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.8% of the housing units in Kings County, CA 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 Kings County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kings County, CA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.77% of the workforce in Kings County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    14.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.96%

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

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