Ocala, FL

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Population

57,812

0.105% decline

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$39,238

3.83% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

23,044

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$121,800

0.911% growth

About

In 2017, Ocala, FL had a population of 57.8k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $39,238. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ocala, FL declined from 57,873 to 57,812, a -0.105% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,792 to $39,238, a 3.83% increase.

The population of Ocala, FL is 61.6% White Alone, 19.4% Black or African American Alone, and 13.3% Hispanic or Latino. 11.8% of the people in Ocala, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ocala, FL are College of Central Florida (2,540 degrees awarded in 2016), Rasmussen College-Florida (2,372 degrees), and Marion Technical College (419226) (392 degrees).

The median property value in Ocala, FL is $121,800, and the homeownership rate is 51.2%. Most people in Ocala, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocala, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ocala, FL employs 23k people. The largest industries in Ocala, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,490 people), Retail Trade (3,392 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,228 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,737), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,191), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,317).

Median household income in Ocala, FL is $39,238. Males in Ocala, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Ocala, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,238

2017 value

± $2,149

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 7.28%

Households in Ocala, FL have a median annual income of $39,238, 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 $37,792 in 2016, which represents a 3.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ocala, FL made 1.34 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ocala, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocala, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 22.03

  2. Census Tract 22.02

  3. Census Tract 24.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocala, FL was Census Tract 22.03 with a value of $67,625, followed by Census Tract 22.02 and Census Tract 24.02, with respective values of $62,098 and $59,886.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocala, FL (11.2k out of 55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    6,049 ± 658

  2. Black

    4,687 ± 605

  3. Hispanic

    2,071 ± 417

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocala, FL 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23k

2017 Value

± 1,272

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 7.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocala, FL grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 22.3k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocala, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,144 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,126 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,084 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,144 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,126 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,084 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ocala, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.87 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.74 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocala, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,005), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,188), and Management Occupations ($55,149).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 1,272

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 7.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocala, FL grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 22.3k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocala, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,490 people), Retail Trade (3,392 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,228 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocala, FL, though some of these residents may live in Ocala, FL 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 Ocala, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,490 people), Retail Trade (3,392 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,228 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ocala, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.72 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.48 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocala, FL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($54,737), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,191), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,317).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

85.3% of the population of Ocala, FL has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ocala, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Ocala, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1376 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 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%).

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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

14.7%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

20.2%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocala, FL declined by 5.51% from 15.6% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocala, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Ocala, FL is home to a population of 57.8k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.79% of Ocala, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ocala, FL is composed of 35.6k White Alone residents (61.6%), 11.2k Black or African American Alone residents (19.4%), 7.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3%), 1.62k Asian Alone residents (2.8%), 1.44k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 131 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.227%), 69 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.119%), and 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0329%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ocala, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,393 speakers), Chinese (271 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (249 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ocala, FL was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Ocala, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ocala, FL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.79% of Ocala, FL residents 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 Ocala, FL was 6.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ocala, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Ocala, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Ocala, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ocala, FL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.6k ± 1.13k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.2k ± 1.19k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.7k ± 958

In 2017, there were 3.18 times more White Alone residents (35.6k people) in Ocala, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Black or African American Alone and 7.7k 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 Ocala, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,393 speakers (8.34%)

  2. Chinese

    271 speakers (0.514%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    249 speakers (0.473%)

11.8% of Ocala, FL 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 Ocala, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.34% of the overall population of Ocala, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.514% speak Chinese and 0.473% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,367 ± 187

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    953 ± 293

  3. Korea

    577 ± 232

Ocala, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ocala, FL awarded 5,304 degrees. The student population of Ocala, FL is skewed towards women, with 4,640 male students and 10,987 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ocala, FL are White (3,388 and 64.4%), followed by Black or African American (698 and 13.3%), Hispanic or Latino (598 and 11.4%), and Unknown (228 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Ocala, FL by number of degrees awarded are College of Central Florida (2,540 and 47.9%), Rasmussen College-Florida (2,372 and 44.7%), and Marion Technical College (419226) (392 and 7.39%).

The most popular majors in Ocala, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (977 and 18.4%), Registered Nursing (661 and 12.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (614 and 11.6%).

The median tuition costs in Ocala, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,910 and $7,642 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 520 degrees awarded

  2. 181 degrees awarded

  3. 977 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ocala, FL was Registered Nursing with 520 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,540 degrees awarded

  2. 2,372 degrees awarded

  3. 392 degrees awarded

$1,910

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ocala, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Central Florida with 2,540 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,586

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,718

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,586 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ocala, FL, which is 0.427 times less than the 3,718 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ocala, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,388 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    698 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    598 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ocala, FL were to White students. These 3,388 degrees mean that there were 4.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 698 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocala, FL was $121,800 in 2017, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $121,800, a 0.911% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocala, FL is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocala, FL have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocala, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,238

Median Household Income

± $2,149

22k

Number of Households

± 1,063

In 2017, the median household income of the 22k households in Ocala, FL grew to $39,238 from the previous year's value of $37,792.

The following chart displays the households in Ocala, FL 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,800

2017 Median

± $8,597

$120,700

2016 Median

± $10,074

In 2017, the median property value in Ocala, FL grew to to $121,800 from the previous year's value of $120,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocala, FL 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 Ocala, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ocala, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocala, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.2%

2017 Homeownership

50.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.2% of the housing units in Ocala, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocala, FL have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Ocala, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocala, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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