Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA

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Population

176,721

0.193% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$34,192

2.21% decline

Number of Employees

63,180

1.27% decline

Median Property Value

$101,700

4.95% growth

About

In 2017, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA had a population of 177k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $34,192. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from 177,062 to 176,721, a -0.193% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,963 to $34,192, a -2.21% decrease.

The population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 55.5% White Alone, 37.6% Black or African American Alone, and 2.57% Hispanic or Latino. 3.04% of the people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,949 degrees awarded in 2016), Louisiana Tech University (1,834 degrees), and Grambling State University (731 degrees).

The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $101,700, and the homeownership rate is 62.7%. Most people in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA employs 63.2k people. The largest industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($145,606), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,951), and Sawmills & wood preservation ($89,873).

Median household income in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is $34,192. Males in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.64 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,956. The income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,192

2017 value

± $1,196

-2.21%

1 Year Growth

± 4.78%

Households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a median annual income of $34,192, 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 $34,963 in 2016, which represents a -2.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,640

Average Male Salary

± $8,680

$33,956

Average Female Salary

± $4,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA made 1.64 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,849 ± $6,582

  2. American Indian

    $40,607 ± $42,300

  3. Other

    $31,846 ± $28,348

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.478

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.47% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA with a value of $72,199, followed by St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA, with respective values of $72,013 and $70,561.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA (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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

63.2k

2017 Value

-1.27%

1 Year decline

± -1.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 64k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,141 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,989 people), and Cashiers (1,919 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,141 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,989 people), and Cashiers (1,919 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (30.3 times higher than expected), Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders (24.5 times), and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (12.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($222,771), Property, real estate, & community association managers ($167,113), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($148,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.2k

2017 Value

-1.27%

1 Year decline

± -1.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined at a rate of -1.27%, from 64k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,360 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,664 people), and Construction (4,091 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA has an unusually high number of Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (45.4 times higher than expected), Logging (17.4 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (10.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($145,606), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,951), and Sawmills & wood preservation ($89,873).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $69.1B and Basic chemicals and $38B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Louisiana state.

$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA see 1527 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.

1527 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1527 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1543 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.

$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

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

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Diversity

Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is home to a population of 177k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is composed of 98k White Alone residents (55.5%), 66.5k Black or African American Alone residents (37.6%), 4.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.57%), 3.01k Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 2.69k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.52%), 1.27k Asian Alone residents (0.717%), 682 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.386%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0164%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,359 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (697 speakers), and Chinese (326 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 35.6. 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    824 ± 703 people

  2. India

    238 ± 379 people

  3. China

    221 ± 365 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Mexico, the natal country of 824 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents, followed by India with 238 and China with 221.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    98k ± 142

  2. Black or African American Alone

    66.5k ± 417

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.55k ± 433

In 2017, there were 1.47 times more White Alone residents (98k people) in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.5k Black or African American Alone and 4.55k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,359 speakers (1.42%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    697 speakers (0.419%)

  3. Chinese

    326 speakers (0.196%)

3.04% of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.42% of the overall population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.419% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.196% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

  3. false

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Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA awarded 4,520 degrees. The student population of Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is skewed towards women, with 11,284 male students and 16,122 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are White (2,460 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,373 and 32.1%), Unknown (190 and 4.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (96 and 2.24%).

The largest universities in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1,949 and 43.1%), Louisiana Tech University (1,834 and 40.6%), and Grambling State University (731 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are General Studies (563 and 12.5%), Registered Nursing (471 and 10.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (244 and 5.4%).

The median tuition costs in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,180 and $15,968 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 237 degrees awarded

  2. 199 degrees awarded

  3. 275 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was General Studies with 237 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,949 degrees awarded

  2. 1,834 degrees awarded

  3. 731 degrees awarded

$5,180

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern State University of Louisiana with 1,949 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,682

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,838

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,682 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA, which is 0.593 times less than the 2,838 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

    2,460 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,373 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    190 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA were to White students. These 2,460 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,373 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was $101,700 in 2017, which is 0.467 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,900 to $101,700, a 4.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is 62.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,192

Median Household Income

± $1,196

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA declined from $34,192 from the previous year's value of $34,963.

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Housing

Property Value

$101,700

2017 Median

± $3,961

$96,900

2016 Median

± $3,826

In 2017, the median property value in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA grew to to $101,700 from the previous year's value of $96,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

62.7%

2017 Homeownership

64.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.7% of the housing units in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA 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 Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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