Montgomery County, PA

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2021 Population
850,890
2.87% 1-year growth
US Senator
N/ABob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
N/AJohn Fetterman
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
41.2
0.242% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
5.93%
2.59% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$99,361
6.25% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$338,800
3.86% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
449,598
3.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Montgomery County, PA had a population of 851k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $99,361. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Montgomery County, PA grew from 827,180 to 850,890, a 2.87% increase and its median household income grew from $93,518 to $99,361, a 6.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.99%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), and White (Hispanic) (2.92%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Montgomery County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, PA are American College of Financial Services (3,450 degrees awarded in 2021), Montgomery County Community College (1,462 degrees), and Arcadia University (1,119 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Montgomery County, PA was $338,800, and the homeownership rate was 72%.

Most people in Montgomery County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Montgomery County, PA is home to a population of 851k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 11% of Montgomery County, PA residents were born outside of the country (93.8k people).

In 2021, there were 8.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (631k people) in Montgomery County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2021 Citizenship
95.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.5% of Montgomery County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, PA 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 Montgomery County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    631k ± 1.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    76.5k ± 1.23k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    65.6k ± 915
5.53%
Hispanic Population
47k people

In 2021, there were 8.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (631k people) in Montgomery County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.53% of the people in Montgomery County, PA are hispanic (47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Montgomery County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    98,153 ± 7,663 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    81,192 ± 6,974 people
  3. China
    66,978 ± 6,337 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 98,153 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 81,192 and China with 66,978.

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Foreign-Born Population

11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93.8k people
11.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
91.6k people

As of 2021, 11% of Montgomery County, PA residents (93.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, PA was 11.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    13,269 ± 800
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,150 ± 728
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,808 ± 531

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

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Montgomery County, PA employs 450k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,269 people), Manufacturing (52,388 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (51,440 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,447), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,255).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,734. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

450k
2021 Value
± 4,898
3.43%
1 Year growth
± 1.49%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Montgomery County, PA grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 435k employees to 450k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, PA, are Management Occupations (60,130 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,999 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (45,089 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

450k
2021 Value
± 4,898
3.43%
1 Year growth
± 1.49%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Montgomery County, PA grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 435k employees to 450k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,269 people), Manufacturing (52,388 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (51,440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$66,433
Median earning men ± $884
$47,771
Median earning women ± $814

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,705), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,764), and Information ($87,289).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($74,762), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,328), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,372).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,411
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,716
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 6,957
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $13.8M
    Manufacturing
  2. $12.6M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $11.3M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $110B
  2. $76.1B
  3. $43.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($76.1B) and Electronics ($43.9B).

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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$722B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $722B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.46T by 2050.

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. $73.7B
  2. $72.6B
  3. $36B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.7B, followed by New York with $72.6B and Ohio and $36B.

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

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Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

N/ABob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
N/AJohn Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Montgomery County, PA awarded 9,854 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, PA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 12,804 male students and 18,789 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, PA are White (5,544 and 58%), followed by Unknown (1,798 and 18.8%), Black or African American (1,054 and 11%), and Asian (491 and 5.14%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, PA by number of degrees awarded are American College of Financial Services (3,450 and 35%), Montgomery County Community College (1,462 and 14.8%), and Arcadia University (1,119 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, PA are Financial Planning & Services (3,002 and 30.5%), Registered Nursing (393 and 3.99%), and Risk Management. (380 and 3.86%).

The median tuition cost in Montgomery County, PA for private four year colleges is $24,408.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Montgomery County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 31,593 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 31,593 students enrolled in Montgomery County, PA, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,892 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degree-majors awarded
  2. 304 degree-majors awarded
  3. 190 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery County, PA was General Psychology with 133 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,450 degrees awarded
  2. 1,462 degrees awarded
  3. 1,119 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was American College of Financial Services with 3,450 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2021, 4,273 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, PA, which is 0.766 times less than the 5,581 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,544 degrees mean that there were 3.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 1,798 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($26,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,710) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,525) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.725% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (3.52M), Bachelors Degree (1.95M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, PA was $338,800 in 2021, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $326,200 to $338,800, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, PA is 72%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Montgomery County, PA have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, PA is $99,361. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, PA was Census Tract 2048 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2049 and Census Tract 2046, with respective values of $250,001 and $218,512.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0739%.

Property

$338,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,215
$235,392
Median Property Taxes
±$2,622

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montgomery County, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72%
Homeownership
2021
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 72% of the housing units in Montgomery County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Montgomery County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2048
  2. Census Tract 2049
  3. Census Tract 2046

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, PA was Census Tract 2048 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2049 and Census Tract 2046, with respective values of $250,001 and $218,512.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$99,361
Median Household Income
± $1,106
327k
Number of Households
± 3,889

In 2021, the median household income of the 327k households in Montgomery County, PA grew to $99,361 from the previous year's value of $93,518.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, PA 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2021, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.147% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (72.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.28%)

In 2021, 72.1% of workers in Montgomery County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.28%).

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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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, PA have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Montgomery County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0739%.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, PA (49.2k out of 830k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, PA is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 5.7% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 135 in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 58.9 per 100,000 population.

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96.3% of the population of Montgomery County, PA has health coverage, with 61.7% on employee plans, 8.13% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.504% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see 725 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 916 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, PA

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see an average of 725 patients per year. This represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.7%
Uninsured
61.7%
Employer Coverage
8.13%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.504%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, PA grew by 4.97% from 3.53% to 3.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.3 in Montgomery County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.6% in Montgomery County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.88% in Montgomery County, PA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Montgomery County, PA.

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