Mercer County PUMA, PA

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Population

113,623

0.851% decline

Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$47,340

3.29% growth

Number of Employees

47,116

0.349% decline

Median Property Value

$114,100

2.79% growth

About

In 2017, Mercer County PUMA, PA had a population of 114k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $47,340. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mercer County PUMA, PA declined from 114,598 to 113,623, a -0.851% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,831 to $47,340, a 3.29% increase.

The population of Mercer County PUMA, PA is 90.3% White Alone, 5.72% Black or African American Alone, and 1.68% Two or More Races. 4.27% of the people in Mercer County PUMA, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Grove City College (652 degrees awarded in 2016), Thiel College (247 degrees), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (143 degrees).

The median property value in Mercer County PUMA, PA is $114,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Mercer County PUMA, PA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mercer County PUMA, PA is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of Mercer County PUMA, PA employs 47.1k people. The largest industries in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Restaurants & Food Services (3,495 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,048 people), and Hospitals (2,719 people), and the highest paying industries are Insurance carriers & related activities ($102,931), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($85,240), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($77,095).

Median household income in Mercer County PUMA, PA is $47,340. Males in Mercer County PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,988. The income inequality in Mercer County PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,340

2017 value

± $1,186

3.29%

1 Year Growth

± 3.67%

Households in Mercer County PUMA, PA have a median annual income of $47,340, 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 $45,831 in 2016, which represents a 3.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,647

Average Male Salary

± $8,174

$39,988

Average Female Salary

± $6,824

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mercer County PUMA, PA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mercer County PUMA, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Other

    $85,476 ± $223,369

  2. White

    $39,694 ± $4,777

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,381 ± $27,334

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mercer County PUMA, PA workers was Other. These workers were paid 2.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.441

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.422% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mercer County PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $107,007, followed by Bucks County (Central) PUMA, PA and King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA, with respective values of $104,302 and $103,802.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Mercer County PUMA, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mercer County PUMA, PA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mercer County PUMA, PA is false, followed by false and false.

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

47.1k

2017 Value

-0.349%

1 Year decline

± -0.349%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of -0.349%, from 47.3k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mercer County PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,566 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,435 people), and Cashiers (1,397 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,566 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,435 people), and Cashiers (1,397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Mercer County PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Physical therapist assistants & aides (8.4 times higher than expected), Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters (6.31 times), and Motor vehicle operators, all other (6.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($280,885), Civil engineers ($156,362), and Pharmacists ($143,210).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.1k

2017 Value

-0.349%

1 Year decline

± -0.349%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of -0.349%, from 47.3k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mercer County PUMA, PA, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,495 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,048 people), and Hospitals (2,719 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Mercer County PUMA, PA 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 Mercer County PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,495 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,048 people), and Hospitals (2,719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Mercer County PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of Railroad rolling stock manufacturing (24.3 times higher than expected), Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing (14.7 times), and Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (9.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mercer County PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Insurance carriers & related activities ($102,931), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($85,240), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($77,095).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Mercer County PUMA, PA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Mercer County PUMA, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Mercer County PUMA, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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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%).

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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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mercer County PUMA, PA 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Mercer County PUMA, PA is home to a population of 114k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mercer County PUMA, PA is composed of 103k White Alone residents (90.3%), 6.49k Black or African American Alone residents (5.72%), 1.91k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 1.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.39%), 749 Asian Alone residents (0.659%), 164 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.144%), 103 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0907%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00264%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (1,451 speakers), Spanish (829 speakers), and German (821 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Mercer County PUMA, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mercer County PUMA, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

1.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.59k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    226 ± 369 people

  2. Vietnam

    190 ± 338 people

  3. Germany

    177 ± 326 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA was Mexico, the natal country of 226 Mercer County PUMA, PA residents, followed by Vietnam with 190 and Germany with 177.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    103k ± 115

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.49k ± 313

  3. Two or More Races

    1.91k ± 344

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White Alone residents (103k people) in Mercer County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.49k Black or African American Alone and 1.91k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages

    1,451 speakers (1.34%)

  2. Spanish

    829 speakers (0.767%)

  3. German

    821 speakers (0.76%)

4.27% of Mercer County PUMA, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Mercer County PUMA, PA was Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages. 1.34% of the overall population of Mercer County PUMA, PA are native Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 0.767% speak Spanish and 0.76% speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Mercer County PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA awarded 1,216 degrees. The student population of Mercer County PUMA, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,880 male students and 2,031 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA are White (1,088 and 89.8%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 3.63%), Unknown (27 and 2.23%), and Two or More Races (25 and 2.06%).

The largest universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Grove City College (652 and 53.6%), Thiel College (247 and 20.3%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (143 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Mercer County PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (96 and 7.89%), General Biological Sciences (65 and 5.35%), and General Psychology (65 and 5.35%).

The median tuition costs in Mercer County PUMA, PA are $22,270 for private four year colleges, and $12,474 and $19,220 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mercer County PUMA, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 88 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 652 degrees awarded

  2. 247 degrees awarded

  3. 143 degrees awarded

$12,474

Median In-State Public

$22,270

Median Private

In 2016, the Mercer County PUMA, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grove City College with 652 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

480

Degrees Awarded to Men

736

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 480 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mercer County PUMA, PA, which is 0.652 times less than the 736 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

    1,088 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mercer County PUMA, PA were to White students. These 1,088 degrees mean that there were 24.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mercer County PUMA, PA was $114,100 in 2017, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,000 to $114,100, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Mercer County PUMA, PA is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mercer County PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Mercer County PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,340

Median Household Income

± $1,186

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Mercer County PUMA, PA grew to $47,340 from the previous year's value of $45,831.

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Housing

Property Value

$114,100

2017 Median

± $2,803

$111,000

2016 Median

± $2,187

In 2017, the median property value in Mercer County PUMA, PA grew to to $114,100 from the previous year's value of $111,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mercer County PUMA, PA 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 Mercer County PUMA, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Mercer County PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mercer County PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mercer County PUMA, PA have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mercer County PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Mercer County PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Mercer County PUMA, PA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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