San Juan County, CO

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2019 Population
589
8.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
51.2
1.73% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
5.26%
14.5% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$54,625
17.3% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$322,400
12.5% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
344
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, San Juan County, CO had a population of 589 people with a median age of 51.2 and a median household income of $54,625. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of San Juan County, CO grew from 544 to 589, a 8.27% increase and its median household income grew from $46,563 to $54,625, a 17.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in San Juan County, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

100% of the residents in San Juan County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in San Juan County, CO was $322,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.6%. Most people in San Juan County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 7.61 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

San Juan County, CO is home to a population of 589 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.89% of San Juan County, CO residents were born outside of the country (17 people).

In 2019, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (523 people) in San Juan County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50 White (Hispanic) and 10 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    523 ± 97
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50 ± 34
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10 ± 20.8
8.49%
Hispanic Population
50 people

In 2019, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (523 people) in San Juan County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50 White (Hispanic) and 10 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.49% of the people in San Juan County, CO are hispanic (50 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Juan County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
17 people
3.31%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
18 people

As of 2019, 2.89% of San Juan County, CO residents (17 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Juan County, CO was 3.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.3
62
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 16.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in San Juan County, CO was 51.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in San Juan County, CO are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all San Juan County, CO residents was 52.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    223,913 ± 11,383 people
  2. India
    21,817 ± 3,619 people
  3. China
    18,194 ± 3,306 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 223,913 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,817 and China with 18,194.

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Citizenship

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of San Juan County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, CO was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    29 ± 24
  2. Korea
    13 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 23

San Juan County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,618. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of San Juan County, CO employs 344 people. The largest industries in San Juan County, CO are Retail Trade (80 people), Accommodation & Food Services (51 people), and Educational Services (39 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,625), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,625
2019 value
± $8,498
17.3%
1 Year Growth
± 22.5%

Households in San Juan County, CO have a median annual income of $54,625, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,563 in 2018, which represents a 17.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$73,146
Average Male Salary in Colorado
± $1,595
$55,618
Average Female Salary in Colorado
± $1,298

In 2019, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Colorado
  1. Asian
    $60,017 ± $5,643
  2. White
    $58,456 ± $1,040
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,471 ± $28,746

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Colorado.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Juan County, CO is from Colorado.
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2019, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0332% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9726
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, CO (31 out of 589 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    25 ± 59
  2. Native American
    6 ± 61
  3. Black
    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Juan County, CO is White, followed by Native American and Black.

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

344
2019 Value
± 87
11%
1 Year growth
± 33.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Juan County, CO grew at a rate of 11%, from 310 employees to 344 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (76 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (35 people), and Management Occupations (28 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Juan County, CO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (76 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (35 people), and Management Occupations (28 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.65 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.13 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Juan County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($76,875), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($72,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

344
2019 Value
± 87
11%
1 Year growth
± 33.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in San Juan County, CO grew at a rate of 11%, from 310 employees to 344 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, CO, are Retail Trade (80 people), Accommodation & Food Services (51 people), and Educational Services (39 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, CO, though some of these residents may live in San Juan County, CO 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 San Juan County, CO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (80 people), Accommodation & Food Services (51 people), and Educational Services (39 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.13 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (2.08 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Juan County, CO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,625), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado 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 Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in San Juan County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.9%), followed by Other (1.96%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 88% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for San Juan County, CO
60.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 88% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 88% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

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

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

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Juan County, CO was $322,400 in 2019, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $286,700 to $322,400, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, CO is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in San Juan County, CO have an average commute time of 7.61 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Juan County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$322,400
2019 Median
± $59,637
$286,700
2018 Median
± $56,680

In 2019, the median property value in San Juan County, CO grew to to $322,400 from the previous year's value of $286,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Juan County, CO 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 San Juan County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,625
Median Household Income
± $8,498
289
Number of Households
± 65

In 2019, the median household income of the 289 households in San Juan County, CO grew to $54,625 from the previous year's value of $46,563.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan County, CO 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.6%
2019 Homeownership
66.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 62.6% of the housing units in San Juan County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Juan County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

7.61 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, CO have a shorter commute time (7.61 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in San Juan County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (57.5%)
  2. Walked (18.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (10%)

In 2019, 57.5% of workers in San Juan County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (18.3%) and those who worked at home (10%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Juan County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Juan County, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.2% of the population of San Juan County, CO has health coverage, with 26.1% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 24.8% on non-group plans, and 3.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$4,623
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,143
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,287
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

8.83%
Uninsured
26.1%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
24.8%
Non-Group
3.06%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, CO declined by 9.38% from 9.74% to 8.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Juan County, CO 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

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

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