Prescott, AZ

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Population

41,468

0.92% growth

Median Age

56.6


Median Household Income

$50,812

5.29% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

14,627

0.723% growth

Median Property Value

$301,600

6.38% growth

About

In 2017, Prescott, AZ had a population of 41.5k people with a median age of 56.6 and a median household income of $50,812. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prescott, AZ grew from 41,090 to 41,468, a 0.92% increase and its median household income grew from $48,259 to $50,812, a 5.29% increase.

The population of Prescott, AZ is 87.3% White Alone, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.97% Two or More Races. 8.59% of the people in Prescott, AZ speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prescott, AZ are Yavapai College (1,660 degrees awarded in 2016), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (385 degrees), and Prescott College (214 degrees).

The median property value in Prescott, AZ is $301,600, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Prescott, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Prescott, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Prescott, AZ employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Prescott, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,743 people), Retail Trade (1,772 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($116,927), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($90,962), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,865).

Median household income in Prescott, AZ is $50,812. Males in Prescott, AZ have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,091. The income inequality in Prescott, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,812

2017 value

± $1,832

5.29%

1 Year Growth

± 5.81%

Households in Prescott, AZ have a median annual income of $50,812, 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 $48,259 in 2016, which represents a 5.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,873

Average Male Salary

± $7,924

$41,091

Average Female Salary

± $5,699

In 2017, full-time male employees in Prescott, AZ 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

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Prescott, AZ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prescott, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4.02

  2. Census Tract 11.01

  3. Census Tract 10.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prescott, AZ was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $58,090, followed by Census Tract 11.01 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $56,301 and $51,354.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prescott, AZ (5.5k out of 39.6k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,709 ± 573

  2. Hispanic

    538 ± 220

  3. Native American

    299 ± 169

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prescott, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

14.6k

2017 Value

± 868

0.723%

1 Year growth

± 8.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prescott, AZ grew at a rate of 0.723%, from 14.5k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prescott, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,014 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,626 people), and Management Occupations (1,239 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,014 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,626 people), and Management Occupations (1,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Prescott, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.6 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,972), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,918), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k

2017 Value

± 868

0.723%

1 Year growth

± 8.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prescott, AZ grew at a rate of 0.723%, from 14.5k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prescott, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,743 people), Retail Trade (1,772 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prescott, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Prescott, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Prescott, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,743 people), Retail Trade (1,772 people), and Educational Services (1,633 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Prescott, AZ has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.38 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.35 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prescott, AZ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($116,927), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($90,962), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,865).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $20.7B and Electronics and $16.4B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

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

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Health

93% of the population of Prescott, AZ has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 23.9% on Medicare, 22.1% on non-group plans, and 4.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Prescott, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1519 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 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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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.03%

Uninsured

31.5%

Employer Coverage

10.9%

Medicaid

23.9%

Medicare

22.1%

Non-Group

4.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prescott, AZ declined by 13.5% from 8.13% to 7.03%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Prescott, AZ is home to a population of 41.5k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.06% of Prescott, AZ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Prescott, AZ is composed of 36.2k White Alone residents (87.3%), 3.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.95%), 818 Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 509 Asian Alone residents (1.23%), 380 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.916%), 209 Black or African American Alone residents (0.504%), 38 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0916%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Prescott, AZ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,498 speakers), German (341 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (246 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

56

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prescott, AZ was 56.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 56, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Prescott, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Prescott, AZ residents was 56.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.06% of Prescott, AZ 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 Prescott, AZ was 5.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Prescott, AZ was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Prescott, AZ residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Prescott, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prescott, AZ was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.2k ± 691

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.3k ± 561

  3. Two or More Races

    818 ± 230

In 2017, there were 11 times more White Alone residents (36.2k people) in Prescott, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.3k Hispanic or Latino and 818 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Prescott, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,498 speakers (3.78%)

  2. German

    341 speakers (0.861%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    246 speakers (0.621%)

8.59% of Prescott, AZ 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 Prescott, AZ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.78% of the overall population of Prescott, AZ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.861% speak German and 0.621% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,516 ± 321

  2. Korea

    793 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    595 ± 191

Prescott, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Prescott, AZ awarded 2,259 degrees. The student population of Prescott, AZ is skewed towards women, with 5,188 male students and 5,235 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prescott, AZ are White (1,311 and 59.3%), followed by Unknown (424 and 19.2%), Hispanic or Latino (286 and 12.9%), and Two or More Races (71 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Prescott, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Yavapai College (1,660 and 73.5%), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (385 and 17%), and Prescott College (214 and 9.47%).

The most popular majors in Prescott, AZ are General Studies (525 and 23.2%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (165 and 7.3%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (107 and 4.74%).

The median tuition costs in Prescott, AZ are $30,060 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 < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Prescott, AZ was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 56 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Prescott, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,660 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 214 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,060

Median Private

In 2016, the Prescott, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yavapai College with 1,660 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,131

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,128

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,131 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prescott, AZ, which is 1 times more than the 1,128 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

    1,311 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    424 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    286 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prescott, AZ were to White students. These 1,311 degrees mean that there were 3.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 424 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prescott, AZ was $301,600 in 2017, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $283,500 to $301,600, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Prescott, AZ is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prescott, AZ have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prescott, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,812

Median Household Income

± $1,832

18.8k

Number of Households

± 944

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.8k households in Prescott, AZ grew to $50,812 from the previous year's value of $48,259.

The following chart displays the households in Prescott, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$301,600

2017 Median

± $11,130

$283,500

2016 Median

± $10,104

In 2017, the median property value in Prescott, AZ grew to to $301,600 from the previous year's value of $283,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prescott, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prescott, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

65.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Prescott, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prescott, AZ 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 Prescott, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prescott, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prescott, AZ have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.19% of the workforce in Prescott, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.66%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.76%

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

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