Leslie County, KY

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Population

10,648

2.03% decline

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$27,861

10.2% growth

Poverty Rate

34.5%


Number of Employees

2,774

6.94% growth

Median Property Value

$48,900

10.6% growth

About

In 2017, Leslie County, KY had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $27,861. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Leslie County, KY declined from 10,869 to 10,648, a -2.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $25,282 to $27,861, a 10.2% increase.

The population of Leslie County, KY is 97.8% White Alone, 0.995% Two or More Races, and 0.629% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Leslie County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Leslie County, KY are Frontier Nursing University (549 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Leslie County, KY is $48,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Leslie County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Leslie County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Leslie County, KY employs 2.77k people. The largest industries in Leslie County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (562 people), Educational Services (480 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (326 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($63,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,357), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,964).

Median household income in Leslie County, KY is $27,861. Males in Leslie County, KY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Leslie County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,861

2017 value

± $7,257

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 32.7%

Households in Leslie County, KY have a median annual income of $27,861, 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 $25,282 in 2016, which represents a 10.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky 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

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Leslie County, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky 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 9201

  2. Census Tract 9203

  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leslie County, KY was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $30,423, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $29,471 and $24,202.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leslie County, KY (3.57k out of 10.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    3,435 ± 375

  2. Two Or More

    73 ± 93

  3. Other

    55 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Leslie County, KY is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.77k

2017 Value

± 380

6.94%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leslie County, KY grew at a rate of 6.94%, from 2.59k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leslie County, KY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (315 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (271 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leslie County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Leslie County, KY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (315 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (271 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leslie County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.37 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.54 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Leslie County, KY, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($46,638), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($44,412), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($43,670).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.77k

2017 Value

± 380

6.94%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leslie County, KY grew at a rate of 6.94%, from 2.59k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leslie County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (562 people), Educational Services (480 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (326 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leslie County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Leslie County, KY 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 Leslie County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (562 people), Educational Services (480 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (326 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leslie County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (21.7 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.87 times), and Public Administration (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Leslie County, KY, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($63,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,357), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,964).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $71.4B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($17.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

90.7% of the population of Leslie County, KY has health coverage, with 28.1% on employee plans, 37.4% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 7.85% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Leslie County, KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Leslie County, KY see 5356 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.89% decrease from the previous year (5459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2634 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2108 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,356 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Leslie County, KY see an average of 5,356 patients per year. This represents a 1.89% decrease from the previous year (5,459 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Leslie County, KY 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

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

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

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Health Care Coverage

9.29%

Uninsured

28.1%

Employer Coverage

37.4%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

7.85%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leslie County, KY declined by 12% from 10.6% to 9.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Leslie County, KY 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. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

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

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Diversity

Leslie County, KY is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.272% of Leslie County, KY residents were born outside of the country (29 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Leslie County, KY is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (97.8%), 106 Two or More Races residents (0.995%), 67 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.629%), 42 Asian Alone residents (0.394%), 13 Black or African American Alone residents (0.122%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0939%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Leslie County, KY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

72

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17

In 2017, the median age of all people in Leslie County, KY was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 72. But people in Leslie County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Leslie County, KY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.272%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29 people

0.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

37 people

As of 2017, 0.272% of Leslie County, KY residents (29 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Leslie County, KY was 0.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Leslie County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Leslie County, KY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 17

  2. Two or More Races

    106 ± 56.6

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 ± 48.9

In 2017, there were 98.2 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Leslie County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106 Two or More Races and 67 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Leslie County, KY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Leslie County, KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Leslie County, KY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    221 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    64 ± 60

  3. Korea

    52 ± 45

Leslie County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Leslie County, KY awarded 549 degrees. The student population of Leslie County, KY is skewed towards women, with 94 male students and 1,690 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Leslie County, KY are White (452 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (32 and 5.84%), Black or African American (21 and 3.83%), and Unknown (19 and 3.47%).

The largest universities in Leslie County, KY by number of degrees awarded are Frontier Nursing University (549 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Leslie County, KY are Family Practice Nurse (220 and 40.1%), Nurse Midwife (216 and 39.3%), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (78 and 14.2%).

The median tuition costs in Leslie County, KY 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

Most Common

  1. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 215 degrees awarded

  3. 210 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Leslie County, KY was Women's Health Nurse with 22 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Leslie County, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

549 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Leslie County, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frontier Nursing University with 549 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

22

Degrees Awarded to Men

527

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 22 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Leslie County, KY, which is 0.0417 times less than the 527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    452 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Leslie County, KY were to White students. These 452 degrees mean that there were 14.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 32 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Leslie County, KY was $48,900 in 2017, which is 0.225 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $44,200 to $48,900, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Leslie County, KY is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Leslie County, KY have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Leslie County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$27,861

Median Household Income

± $7,257

4.29k

Number of Households

± 443

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.29k households in Leslie County, KY grew to $27,861 from the previous year's value of $25,282.

The following chart displays the households in Leslie County, KY 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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Housing

Property Value

$48,900

2017 Median

± $5,169

$44,200

2016 Median

± $5,474

In 2017, the median property value in Leslie County, KY grew to to $48,900 from the previous year's value of $44,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Leslie County, KY 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 Leslie County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Leslie County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

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

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Commute Time

32.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leslie County, KY have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.81% of the workforce in Leslie County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.97%

  3. Walked

    1.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Leslie County, KY was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.97%) and those who Walked (1.87%).

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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