Mesa, AZ

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Population

508,979

2.54% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$58,247

5.88% growth

Number of Employees

241,819

2.25% growth

Median Property Value

$242,500

7.92% growth

About

In 2018, Mesa, AZ had a population of 509k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $58,247. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mesa, AZ grew from 496,395 to 508,979, a 2.54% increase and its median household income grew from $55,014 to $58,247, a 5.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mesa, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.1%), White (Hispanic) (19.9%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (5.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.73%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%). N/A% of the people in Mesa, AZ speak a non-English language, and 91.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mesa, AZ are Mesa Community College (4,267 degrees awarded in 2017), Arizona State University-Polytechnic (1,060 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (680 degrees).

The median property value in Mesa, AZ is $242,500, and the homeownership rate is 60%. Most people in Mesa, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mesa, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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 Mesa, AZ employs 242k people. The largest industries in Mesa, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,373 people), Retail Trade (29,177 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24,263 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,883), Utilities ($90,514), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,298).

Median household income in Mesa, AZ is $58,247. Males in Mesa, AZ have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,405. The income inequality in Mesa, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,247

2018 value

± $2,148

5.88%

1 Year Growth

± 6.02%

Households in Mesa, AZ have a median annual income of $58,247, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,014 in 2017, which represents a 5.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,316

Average Male Salary

± $1,275

$49,405

Average Female Salary

± $1,081

In 2018, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.26 times more than female 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

    $61,467 ± $4,613

  2. White

    $51,046 ± $885

  3. Two or More Races

    $41,273 ± $3,473

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Mesa, AZ is from Arizona.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.94% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona 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 9806

  2. Census Tract 4207.05

  3. Census Tract 4201.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mesa, AZ was Census Tract 9806 with a value of $133,558, followed by Census Tract 4207.05 and Census Tract 4201.08, with respective values of $128,519 and $128,173.

The following map shows all of the places in Mesa, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mesa, AZ (75.4k out of 476k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    57,350 ± 1,710

  2. Hispanic

    35,142 ± 1,439

  3. Other

    6,570 ± 655

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mesa, AZ 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

242k

2018 Value

± 8,717

2.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mesa, AZ grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 237k employees to 242k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mesa, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,383 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25,051 people), and Management Occupations (21,285 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mesa, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mesa, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,383 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25,051 people), and Management Occupations (21,285 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesa, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.41 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.39 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mesa, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,240), Legal Occupations ($75,864), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,513).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

242k

2018 Value

± 8,717

2.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mesa, AZ grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 237k employees to 242k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mesa, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,373 people), Retail Trade (29,177 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24,263 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mesa, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Mesa, AZ 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 Mesa, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,373 people), Retail Trade (29,177 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24,263 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesa, AZ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.66 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.62 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mesa, AZ, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,883), Utilities ($90,514), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,298).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $26.7B

  2. $23.8B

  3. $18.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $26.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.8B) and Electronics ($18.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$177B

2020 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

63.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $177B. This is expected to increase 63.9% to $290B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.2B

  2. $9.42B

  3. $4.47B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $25.2B, followed by Texas with $9.42B and New Mexico and $4.47B.

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

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Health

87.4% of the population of Mesa, AZ has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mesa, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Mesa, AZ see 1411 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.353% decrease from the previous year (1416 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,411 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see an average of 1,411 patients per year. This represents a 0.353% decrease from the previous year (1,416 patients).

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

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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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

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

12.6%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mesa, AZ grew by 9.58% from 11.5% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mesa, AZ 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. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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Diversity

Mesa, AZ is home to a population of 509k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.7% of Mesa, AZ residents were born outside of the country (58k people).

In 2018, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (311k people) in Mesa, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101k White (Hispanic) and 28.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mesa, AZ was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Mesa, AZ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Mesa, AZ residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

58k people

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

56.4k people

As of 2017, 11.7% of Mesa, AZ residents (58k 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 Mesa, AZ was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    529,069 ± 17,187 people

  2. Canada

    42,736 ± 5,060 people

  3. India

    38,953 ± 4,832 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 529,069 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,736 and India with 38,953.

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Citizenship

91.8%

2018 Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.8% of Mesa, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mesa, AZ was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mesa, AZ

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    311k ± 9.38k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    101k ± 8.89k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    28.5k ± 5.43k

In 2018, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (311k people) in Mesa, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101k White (Hispanic) and 28.5k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Mesa, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,589 ± 1,471

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,274 ± 1,340

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,395 ± 1,089

Mesa, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Mesa, AZ awarded 6,951 degrees. The student population of Mesa, AZ is skewed towards women, with 13,503 male students and 14,293 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mesa, AZ are White (3,498 and 52.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,730 and 25.8%), American Indian or Alaska Native (339 and 5.06%), and Black or African American (313 and 4.67%).

The largest universities in Mesa, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Mesa Community College (4,267 and 61.4%), Arizona State University-Polytechnic (1,060 and 15.2%), and Pima Medical Institute-Mesa (680 and 9.78%).

The most popular majors in Mesa, AZ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,152 and 31%), Medical Assistant (372 and 5.35%), and Registered Nursing (295 and 4.24%).

The median tuition costs in Mesa, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,613 and $25,350 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 231 degrees awarded

  2. 207 degrees awarded

  3. 1,025 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mesa, AZ was Registered Nursing with 231 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mesa, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,267 degrees awarded

  2. 1,060 degrees awarded

  3. 680 degrees awarded

$9,613

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Mesa, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mesa Community College with 4,267 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,065

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,886

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,065 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mesa, AZ, which is 0.789 times less than the 3,886 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Mesa, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,498 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,730 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    339 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mesa, AZ were to White students. These 3,498 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,730 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mesa, AZ was $242,500 in 2018, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $224,700 to $242,500, a 7.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Mesa, AZ is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mesa, AZ have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mesa, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$242,500

2018 Median

± $4,725

$224,700

2017 Median

± $4,320

In 2018, the median property value in Mesa, AZ grew to to $242,500 from the previous year's value of $224,700.

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

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Household Income

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$58,247

Median Household Income

± $2,148

186k

Number of Households

± 6,525

In 2018, the median household income of the 186k households in Mesa, AZ grew to $58,247 from the previous year's value of $55,014.

The following chart displays the households in Mesa, AZ 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60%

2018 Homeownership

61.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60% of the housing units in Mesa, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mesa, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mesa, AZ have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Mesa, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.83%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mesa, AZ was Drove Alone (74.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (6.83%).

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 Mesa, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mesa, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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