Lansing-East Lansing, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
547,786
0.185% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
35.4
0.283% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.9%
6.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,278
4.06% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$153,300
4.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
269,560
0.774% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lansing-East Lansing, MI had a population of 548k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $60,278. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew from 546,772 to 547,786, a 0.185% increase and its median household income grew from $57,925 to $60,278, a 4.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.39%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%).

None of the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI 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.

96.2% of the residents in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Michigan State University (13,443 degrees awarded in 2020), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,452 degrees), and Baker College (168847) (2,186 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $153,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lansing-East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 548k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.52% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (35.7k people).

In 2018, there were 9.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (363k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2020 Citizenship
96.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.2% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    363k ± 131
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    40k ± 1.11k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    22.4k ± 557
6.63%
Hispanic Population
31.6k people

In 2018, there were 9.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (363k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.63% of the people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are hispanic (31.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lansing-East Lansing, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Michigan.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.52%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people
6.64%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
36.3k people

As of 2020, 6.52% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents (35.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 6.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,130 ± 642
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,406 ± 506
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,655 ± 399

Lansing-East Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lansing-East Lansing, MI employs 270k people. The largest industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (35,817 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (35,615 people), and Manufacturing (32,844 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,519), Utilities ($74,306), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,333).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

270k
2020 Value
± 3,681
0.774%
1 Year growth
± 1.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 0.774%, from 267k employees to 270k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34,493 people), Management Occupations (25,080 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,943 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (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 Industries

270k
2020 Value
± 3,681
0.774%
1 Year growth
± 1.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 0.774%, from 267k employees to 270k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Educational Services (35,817 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (35,615 people), and Manufacturing (32,844 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, though some of these residents may live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,879
Median earning men ± $585
$30,638
Median earning women ± $451

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($68,086), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,987), and Manufacturing ($50,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,116), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,866), and Construction ($37,448).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. 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 Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,336
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,518
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,086
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $5.32M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.37M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $3.35M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan 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 Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

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

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Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

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

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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 Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI awarded 19,736 degrees. The student population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 30,836 male students and 38,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (13,886 and 76.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,411 and 7.8%), Hispanic or Latino (930 and 5.14%), and Asian (808 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,443 and 68.1%), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,452 and 12.4%), and Baker College (168847) (2,186 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Registered Nursing (653 and 3.31%), General Business Administration & Management (649 and 3.29%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (626 and 3.17%).

The median tuition costs in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are $15,750 for private four year colleges, and $15,555 and $40,384 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 69,429 (44.4% men and 55.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 69,429 students enrolled in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 47,083 records, of which 55.9% were women and 44.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 430 degree-majors awarded
  2. 517 degree-majors awarded
  3. 435 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was General Psychology with 430 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lansing-East Lansing, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,443 degrees awarded
  2. 2,452 degrees awarded
  3. 2,186 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 13,443 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 8,262 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, which is 0.72 times less than the 11,474 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 13,886 degrees mean that there were 9.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,411 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,040) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,108) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $153,300 in 2020, which is 0.667 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $146,700 to $153,300, a 4.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $60,278. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

Property

$153,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,924
$145,714
Median Property Taxes
±$2,311

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lansing-East Lansing, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.3% of the housing units in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lansing-East Lansing, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$60,278
Median Household Income
± $866
186k
Number of Households
± 2,443

In 2020, the median household income of the 186k households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to $60,278 from the previous year's value of $57,925.

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lansing-East Lansing, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.81%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in Lansing-East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.71%) and those who worked at home (6.81%).

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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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (73.2k out of 526k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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95.4% of the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 54.3% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.764% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1266 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1277 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,266 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,266 patients per year. This represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1,277 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 25.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.64%
Uninsured
54.3%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.764%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined by 9.59% from 5.13% to 4.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lansing-East Lansing, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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