Platte County PUMA, MO

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Population

108,123

2.05% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$71,063

3.81% growth

Poverty Rate

8.52%


Number of Employees

56,210

2.74% growth

Median Property Value

$196,800

4.35% growth

About

In 2017, Platte County PUMA, MO had a population of 108k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $71,063. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Platte County PUMA, MO grew from 105,946 to 108,123, a 2.05% increase and its median household income grew from $68,458 to $71,063, a 3.81% increase.

The population of Platte County PUMA, MO is 80.6% White Alone, 7.48% Black or African American Alone, and 6.26% Hispanic or Latino. 8.09% of the people in Platte County PUMA, MO speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Platte County PUMA, MO are Park University (3,057 degrees awarded in 2016), Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City (73 degrees), and National American University-Zona Rosa (54 degrees).

The median property value in Platte County PUMA, MO is $196,800, and the homeownership rate is 63.1%. Most people in Platte County PUMA, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County PUMA, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Platte County PUMA, MO employs 56.2k people. The largest industries in Platte County PUMA, MO are Elementary & secondary schools (3,267 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,265 people), and Hospitals (2,828 people), and the highest paying industries are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($230,811), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($123,580), and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs ($114,488).

Median household income in Platte County PUMA, MO is $71,063. Males in Platte County PUMA, MO have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,087. The income inequality in Platte County PUMA, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,063

2017 value

± $2,265

3.81%

1 Year Growth

± 4.19%

Households in Platte County PUMA, MO have a median annual income of $71,063, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,458 in 2016, which represents a 3.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,792

Average Male Salary

± $9,527

$52,087

Average Female Salary

± $7,364

In 2017, full-time male employees in Platte County PUMA, MO made 1.32 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

    $54,983 ± $6,157

  2. Asian

    $49,878 ± $29,740

  3. Black

    $47,630 ± $20,753

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Platte County PUMA, MO workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.439

2017 Wage GINI

0.432

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Platte County PUMA, MO was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.72% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Platte County PUMA, MO was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Platte County PUMA, MO 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 Platte County PUMA, MO was St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO with a value of $97,097, followed by St. Charles County (South) PUMA, MO and Jackson County (South Central) PUMA, MO, with respective values of $90,420 and $86,204.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County PUMA, MO (9.1k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    5,898 ± 544

  2. Black

    2,071 ± 448

  3. Hispanic

    1,327 ± 301

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Platte County PUMA, MO 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

56.2k

2017 Value

2.74%

1 Year growth

± 2.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County PUMA, MO grew at a rate of 2.74%, from 54.7k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County PUMA, MO, are Miscellaneous managers (2,100 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,588 people), and Customer service representatives (1,495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County PUMA, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platte County PUMA, MO, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,100 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,588 people), and Customer service representatives (1,495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Platte County PUMA, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Railroad conductors & yardmasters (8.54 times higher than expected), Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers (5.6 times), and Locomotive engineers & operators (5.07 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platte County PUMA, MO, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($227,931), Chief executives & legislators ($185,459), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($151,454).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.2k

2017 Value

2.74%

1 Year growth

± 2.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County PUMA, MO grew at a rate of 2.74%, from 54.7k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County PUMA, MO, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,267 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,265 people), and Hospitals (2,828 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County PUMA, MO, though some of these residents may live in Platte County PUMA, MO 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 Platte County PUMA, MO, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,267 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,265 people), and Hospitals (2,828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Platte County PUMA, MO has an unusually high number of Other transportation equipment manufacturing (10.3 times higher than expected), Rail transportation (5 times), and Not specified wholesale trade (4.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platte County PUMA, MO, by average salary, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($230,811), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($123,580), and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs ($114,488).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Platte County PUMA, MO 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 Platte County PUMA, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Platte County PUMA, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 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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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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 Platte County PUMA, MO N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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

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Diversity

Platte County PUMA, MO is home to a population of 108k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Platte County PUMA, MO residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Platte County PUMA, MO is composed of 87.1k White Alone residents (80.6%), 8.09k Black or African American Alone residents (7.48%), 6.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.26%), 3.03k Asian Alone residents (2.8%), 2.68k Two or More Races residents (2.47%), 252 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.233%), 130 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.12%), and 74 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0684%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Platte County PUMA, MO are Spanish (2,826 speakers), Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages (1,020 speakers), and Arabic (587 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Platte County PUMA, MO was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Platte County PUMA, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Platte County PUMA, MO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

5.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.18k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Platte County PUMA, MO residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Platte County PUMA, MO was 5.83%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Ethiopia

    777 ± 682 people

  2. Mexico

    636 ± 617 people

  3. Vietnam

    591 ± 595 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Platte County PUMA, MO was Ethiopia, the natal country of 777 Platte County PUMA, MO residents, followed by Mexico with 636 and Vietnam with 591.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Platte County PUMA, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County PUMA, MO was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.1k ± 919

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.09k ± 763

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.77k ± 751

In 2017, there were 10.8 times more White Alone residents (87.1k people) in Platte County PUMA, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.09k Black or African American Alone and 6.77k 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 Platte County PUMA, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    2,826 speakers (2.8%)

  2. Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages

    1,020 speakers (1.01%)

  3. Arabic

    587 speakers (0.582%)

8.09% of Platte County PUMA, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Platte County PUMA, MO was Spanish. 2.8% of the overall population of Platte County PUMA, MO are native Spanish speakers. 1.01% speak Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages and 0.582% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,398 ± 288

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,871 ± 342

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,211 ± 271

Platte County PUMA, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Platte County PUMA, MO awarded 3,219 degrees. The student population of Platte County PUMA, MO is skewed towards women, with 5,638 male students and 5,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Platte County PUMA, MO are White (1,649 and 53.1%), followed by Black or African American (581 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (451 and 14.5%), and Unknown (260 and 8.38%).

The largest universities in Platte County PUMA, MO by number of degrees awarded are Park University (3,057 and 95%), Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City (73 and 2.27%), and National American University-Zona Rosa (54 and 1.68%).

The most popular majors in Platte County PUMA, MO are General Business Administration & Management (868 and 27%), Social Psychology (414 and 12.9%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (217 and 6.74%).

The median tuition costs in Platte County PUMA, MO are $11,730 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Platte County PUMA, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 490 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,057 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,730

Median Private

In 2016, the Platte County PUMA, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Park University with 3,057 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,505

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,714

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,505 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Platte County PUMA, MO, which is 0.878 times less than the 1,714 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,649 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    581 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    451 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Platte County PUMA, MO were to White students. These 1,649 degrees mean that there were 2.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 581 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County PUMA, MO was $196,800 in 2017, which is 0.904 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $188,600 to $196,800, a 4.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County PUMA, MO is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Platte County PUMA, MO have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte County PUMA, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,063

Median Household Income

± $2,265

42.6k

Number of Households

± 1,399

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Platte County PUMA, MO grew to $71,063 from the previous year's value of $68,458.

The following chart displays the households in Platte County PUMA, MO 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$196,800

2017 Median

± $3,271

$188,600

2016 Median

± $3,818

In 2017, the median property value in Platte County PUMA, MO grew to to $196,800 from the previous year's value of $188,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Platte County PUMA, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Platte County PUMA, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%

2017 Homeownership

62.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.1% of the housing units in Platte County PUMA, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Platte County PUMA, MO 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 Platte County PUMA, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Platte County PUMA, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County PUMA, MO have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.876% of the workforce in Platte County PUMA, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.85%

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

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