McHenry County, IL

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Population

308,570

0.179% decline

Poverty Rate

7.3%


Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$85,275

1.24% decline

Number of Employees

166,067

0.983% decline

Median Property Value

$233,200

2.33% growth

About

In 2018, McHenry County, IL had a population of 309k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $85,275. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McHenry County, IL declined from 309,122 to 308,570, a -0.179% decrease and its median household income declined from $86,348 to $85,275, a -1.24% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McHenry County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.5%), White (Hispanic) (11.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%). N/A% of the people in McHenry County, IL speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McHenry County, IL are McHenry County College (1,294 degrees awarded in 2017), First Institute Inc (129 degrees), and Cosmetology & Spa Academy (101 degrees).

The median property value in McHenry County, IL is $233,200, and the homeownership rate is 80%. Most people in McHenry County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in McHenry County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of McHenry County, IL employs 166k people. The largest industries in McHenry County, IL are Manufacturing (25,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,836 people), and Retail Trade (19,759 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,240), Utilities ($86,961), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,897).

Median household income in McHenry County, IL is $85,275. Males in McHenry County, IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in McHenry County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,275

2018 value

± $5,233

-1.24%

1 Year Growth

± 7.6%

Households in McHenry County, IL have a median annual income of $85,275, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,348 in 2017, which represents a -1.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 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

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 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 McHenry County, IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 8711.07

  2. Census Tract 8712.06

  3. Census Tract 8711.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McHenry County, IL was Census Tract 8711.07 with a value of $126,756, followed by Census Tract 8712.06 and Census Tract 8711.08, with respective values of $116,753 and $112,368.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McHenry 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

7.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McHenry County, IL (22.3k out of 306k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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

    18,890 ± 1,033

  2. Hispanic

    5,808 ± 619

  3. Other

    985 ± 275

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McHenry County, IL 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

166k

2018 Value

± 6,536

-0.983%

1 Year decline

± 5.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McHenry County, IL declined at a rate of -0.983%, from 168k employees to 166k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McHenry County, IL, are Management Occupations (21,967 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,751 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,718 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (21,967 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,751 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McHenry County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.31 times), and Management Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,570), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($101,545), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($97,312).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

166k

2018 Value

± 6,536

-0.983%

1 Year decline

± 5.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McHenry County, IL declined at a rate of -0.983%, from 168k employees to 166k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McHenry County, IL, are Manufacturing (25,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,836 people), and Retail Trade (19,759 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McHenry County, IL, though some of these residents may live in McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (25,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,836 people), and Retail Trade (19,759 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McHenry County, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.57 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.46 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McHenry County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,240), Utilities ($86,961), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,897).

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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. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% 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. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of McHenry County, IL has health coverage, with 62.2% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in McHenry County, IL see 1829 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1668 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 625 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

1,829 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McHenry County, IL see an average of 1,829 patients per year. This represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1,862 patients).

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

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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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$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

4.78%

Uninsured

62.2%

Employer Coverage

10.4%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

9.82%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McHenry County, IL grew by 18.3% from 4.04% to 4.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McHenry 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%.

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Diversity

McHenry County, IL is home to a population of 309k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.2% of McHenry County, IL residents were born outside of the country (28.4k people).

In 2018, there were 7.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (249k people) in McHenry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.4k White (Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in McHenry County, IL was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in McHenry County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all McHenry County, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.4k people

9.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

28.4k people

As of 2017, 9.2% of McHenry County, IL residents (28.4k 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 McHenry County, IL was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2018 Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.8% of McHenry County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in McHenry County, IL was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McHenry County, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    249k ± 235

  2. White (Hispanic)

    35.4k ± 2.33k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    8.8k ± 970

In 2018, there were 7.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (249k people) in McHenry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.4k White (Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in McHenry County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,912 ± 1,045

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,743 ± 1,393

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,574 ± 718

McHenry County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in McHenry County, IL awarded 1,524 degrees. The student population of McHenry County, IL is skewed towards women, with 3,262 male students and 4,031 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McHenry County, IL are White (1,096 and 72.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (250 and 16.4%), Unknown (100 and 6.57%), and Two or More Races (29 and 1.91%).

The largest universities in McHenry County, IL by number of degrees awarded are McHenry County College (1,294 and 84.9%), First Institute Inc (129 and 8.46%), and Cosmetology & Spa Academy (101 and 6.63%).

The most popular majors in McHenry County, IL are Biological & Physical Sciences (285 and 18.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (190 and 12.5%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (135 and 8.86%).

The median tuition costs in McHenry County, IL 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. 190 degrees awarded

  2. 91 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in McHenry County, IL was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 190 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in McHenry County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,294 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the McHenry County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was McHenry County College with 1,294 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

568

Degrees Awarded to Men

956

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 568 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McHenry County, IL, which is 0.594 times less than the 956 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

    1,096 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    250 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    100 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McHenry County, IL were to White students. These 1,096 degrees mean that there were 4.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 250 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McHenry County, IL was $233,200 in 2018, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $227,900 to $233,200, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate in McHenry County, IL is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McHenry County, IL have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McHenry County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$233,200

2018 Median

± $5,366

$227,900

2017 Median

± $5,652

In 2018, the median property value in McHenry County, IL grew to to $233,200 from the previous year's value of $227,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$85,275

Median Household Income

± $5,233

115k

Number of Households

± 5,408

In 2018, the median household income of the 115k households in McHenry County, IL declined from $85,275 from the previous year's value of $86,348.

The following chart displays the households in McHenry 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McHenry County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McHenry County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80%

2018 Homeownership

80%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80% of the housing units in McHenry County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McHenry County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McHenry County, IL have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.65% of the workforce in McHenry County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.32%

  3. Carpooled

    6.98%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in McHenry County, IL was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.32%) and those who Carpooled (6.98%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McHenry County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McHenry County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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