Macoupin County, IL

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Population

45,960

1.12% decline

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$53,890

2.97% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

20,963

0.404% decline

Median Property Value

$98,400

3.04% growth

About

In 2017, Macoupin County, IL had a population of 46k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $53,890. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Macoupin County, IL declined from 46,482 to 45,960, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,337 to $53,890, a 2.97% increase.

The population of Macoupin County, IL is 96.3% White Alone, 1.28% Two or More Races, and 1.11% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Macoupin County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macoupin County, IL are Blackburn College (93 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Macoupin County, IL is $98,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.7%. Most people in Macoupin County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Macoupin County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Macoupin County, IL employs 21k people. The largest industries in Macoupin County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,146 people), Retail Trade (2,448 people), and Manufacturing (2,441 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), Utilities ($62,300), and Public Administration ($50,948).

Median household income in Macoupin County, IL is $53,890. Males in Macoupin County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Macoupin County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,890

2017 value

± $2,348

2.97%

1 Year Growth

± 6.03%

Households in Macoupin County, IL have a median annual income of $53,890, 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 $52,337 in 2016, which represents a 2.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Macoupin County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 9565

  2. Census Tract 9566

  3. Census Tract 9563

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macoupin County, IL was Census Tract 9565 with a value of $65,958, followed by Census Tract 9566 and Census Tract 9563, with respective values of $64,511 and $64,148.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macoupin County, IL (5.96k out of 44.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    5,580 ± 409

  2. Two Or More

    219 ± 115

  3. Hispanic

    187 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macoupin County, IL is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

21k

2017 Value

± 804

-0.404%

1 Year decline

± 5.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macoupin County, IL declined at a rate of -0.404%, from 21k employees to 21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macoupin County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,029 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,974 people), and Management Occupations (1,887 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macoupin County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Macoupin County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,029 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,974 people), and Management Occupations (1,887 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macoupin County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.7 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Macoupin County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($86,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,173), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,827).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21k

2017 Value

± 804

-0.404%

1 Year decline

± 5.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macoupin County, IL declined at a rate of -0.404%, from 21k employees to 21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macoupin County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,146 people), Retail Trade (2,448 people), and Manufacturing (2,441 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macoupin County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Macoupin County, IL 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 Macoupin County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,146 people), Retail Trade (2,448 people), and Manufacturing (2,441 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macoupin County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.58 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.25 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Macoupin County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), Utilities ($62,300), and Public Administration ($50,948).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Macoupin County, IL has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Macoupin County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Macoupin County, IL see 3542 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.868% decrease from the previous year (3573 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2700 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2295 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,542 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Macoupin County, IL see an average of 3,542 patients per year. This represents a 0.868% decrease from the previous year (3,573 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macoupin County, IL 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%).

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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

5.82%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macoupin County, IL declined by 20.4% from 7.32% to 5.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Macoupin County, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Macoupin County, IL is home to a population of 46k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.722% of Macoupin County, IL residents were born outside of the country (332 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Macoupin County, IL is composed of 44.3k White Alone residents (96.3%), 588 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 510 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.11%), 358 Black or African American Alone residents (0.779%), 200 Asian Alone residents (0.435%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0718%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0174%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00435%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Macoupin County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Macoupin County, IL was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Macoupin County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Macoupin County, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.722%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

332 people

0.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

288 people

As of 2017, 0.722% of Macoupin County, IL residents (332 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 Macoupin County, IL was 0.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Macoupin County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Macoupin County, IL was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.3k ± 40

  2. Two or More Races

    588 ± 87.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    510 ± 139

In 2017, there were 75.3 times more White Alone residents (44.3k people) in Macoupin County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 588 Two or More Races and 510 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 Macoupin County, IL 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 Macoupin County, IL 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 Macoupin County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Macoupin County, IL 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

    1,358 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    481 ± 156

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    475 ± 118

Macoupin County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Macoupin County, IL awarded 93 degrees. The student population of Macoupin County, IL is skewed towards women, with 274 male students and 322 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macoupin County, IL are White (84 and 90.3%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 4.3%), Two or More Races (3 and 3.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.08%).

The largest universities in Macoupin County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Blackburn College (93 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Macoupin County, IL are General Biological Sciences (14 and 15.1%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (10 and 10.8%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (9 and 9.68%).

The median tuition costs in Macoupin County, IL are $20,752 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 Bachelors Degree recipients in Macoupin County, IL was General Biological Sciences with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Macoupin County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

93 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,752

Median Private

In 2016, the Macoupin County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blackburn College with 93 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

37

Degrees Awarded to Men

56

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 37 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macoupin County, IL, which is 0.661 times less than the 56 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

    84 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Macoupin County, IL were to White students. These 84 degrees mean that there were 21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macoupin County, IL was $98,400 in 2017, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $98,400, a 3.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Macoupin County, IL is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Macoupin County, IL have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Macoupin County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,890

Median Household Income

± $2,348

18.7k

Number of Households

± 709

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Macoupin County, IL grew to $53,890 from the previous year's value of $52,337.

The following chart displays the households in Macoupin County, IL 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

$98,400

2017 Median

± $3,591

$95,500

2016 Median

± $3,070

In 2017, the median property value in Macoupin County, IL grew to to $98,400 from the previous year's value of $95,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Macoupin County, IL 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 Macoupin County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.7%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.7% of the housing units in Macoupin County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macoupin County, IL have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Macoupin County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Macoupin County, IL was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.17%) and those who Worked At Home (5.22%).

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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