Sarasota, FL

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Population

55,103

1.25% growth

Median Age

47.2


Median Household Income

$45,073

3.67% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

24,409

0.103% growth

Median Property Value

$215,100

12.9% growth

About

In 2017, Sarasota, FL had a population of 55.1k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $45,073. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sarasota, FL grew from 54,425 to 55,103, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $43,477 to $45,073, a 3.67% increase.

The population of Sarasota, FL is 64.8% White Alone, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.7% Black or African American Alone. 20.5% of the people in Sarasota, FL speak a non-English language, and 88.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL are Ringling College of Art and Design (300 degrees awarded in 2016), New College of Florida (170 degrees), and East West College of Natural Medicine (25 degrees).

The median property value in Sarasota, FL is $215,100, and the homeownership rate is 55.6%. Most people in Sarasota, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Sarasota, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sarasota, FL employs 24.4k people. The largest industries in Sarasota, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,874 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,411 people), and Retail Trade (2,644 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,222), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($48,375), and Finance & Insurance ($45,795).

Median household income in Sarasota, FL is $45,073. Males in Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,073

2017 value

± $2,168

3.67%

1 Year Growth

± 5.92%

Households in Sarasota, FL have a median annual income of $45,073, 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 $43,477 in 2016, which represents a 3.67% 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 Sarasota, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Sarasota, FL 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

  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 Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, 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 19.03

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 5.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sarasota, FL was Census Tract 19.03 with a value of $87,188, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 5.01, with respective values of $85,449 and $75,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sarasota, FL (9.72k out of 52.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males < 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

    6,285 ± 595

  2. Hispanic

    2,989 ± 471

  3. Black

    2,811 ± 440

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sarasota, FL is White, followed by Hispanic 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

24.4k

2017 Value

± 1,134

0.103%

1 Year growth

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sarasota, FL grew at a rate of 0.103%, from 24.4k employees to 24.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sarasota, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,630 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,612 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sarasota, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sarasota, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,630 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,612 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sarasota, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.83 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sarasota, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($70,114), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,645), and Management Occupations ($60,520).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.4k

2017 Value

± 1,134

0.103%

1 Year growth

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sarasota, FL grew at a rate of 0.103%, from 24.4k employees to 24.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sarasota, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,874 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,411 people), and Retail Trade (2,644 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sarasota, FL, though some of these residents may live in Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,874 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,411 people), and Retail Trade (2,644 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sarasota, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.07 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.03 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sarasota, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,222), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($48,375), and Finance & Insurance ($45,795).

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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

81.2% of the population of Sarasota, FL has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sarasota, 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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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 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

18.8%

Uninsured

28.3%

Employer Coverage

16.3%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sarasota, FL declined by 7.21% from 20.3% to 18.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sarasota, 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%.

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Diversity

Sarasota, FL is home to a population of 55.1k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.9% of Sarasota, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Sarasota, FL is composed of 35.7k White Alone residents (64.8%), 10.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.3%), 7.57k Black or African American Alone residents (13.7%), 767 Asian Alone residents (1.39%), 701 Two or More Races residents (1.27%), 132 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.24%), 129 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.234%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sarasota, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,607 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (605 speakers), and German (261 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sarasota, FL was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Sarasota, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sarasota, FL residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 18.9% of Sarasota, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sarasota, FL was 17.9%, 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 Sarasota, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Sarasota, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

88.4%

2017 Citizenship

88.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.4% of Sarasota, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sarasota, FL was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.7k ± 1.1k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.1k ± 1.04k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.57k ± 782

In 2017, there were 3.54 times more White Alone residents (35.7k people) in Sarasota, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Hispanic or Latino and 7.57k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,607 speakers (14.9%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    605 speakers (1.18%)

  3. German

    261 speakers (0.51%)

20.5% of Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 14.9% of the overall population of Sarasota, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.18% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.51% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,488 ± 199

  2. Korea

    571 ± 153

  3. World War II

    492 ± 133

Sarasota, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sarasota, FL awarded 495 degrees. The student population of Sarasota, FL is skewed towards women, with 842 male students and 1,504 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sarasota, FL are White (306 and 67%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (90 and 19.7%), Asian (32 and 7%), and Black or African American (12 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL by number of degrees awarded are Ringling College of Art and Design (300 and 60.6%), New College of Florida (170 and 34.3%), and East West College of Natural Medicine (25 and 5.05%).

The most popular majors in Sarasota, FL are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (92 and 18.6%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (90 and 18.2%), and Illustration (83 and 16.8%).

The median tuition costs in Sarasota, FL are $39,510 for private four year colleges, and $5,227 and $27,159 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 Sarasota, FL was Illustration with 83 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 300 degrees awarded

  2. 170 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

$5,227

Median In-State Public

$39,510

Median Private

In 2016, the Sarasota, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ringling College of Art and Design with 300 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

187

Degrees Awarded to Men

308

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 187 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sarasota, FL, which is 0.607 times less than the 308 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

    306 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    32 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sarasota, FL were to White students. These 306 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sarasota, FL was $215,100 in 2017, which is 0.989 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,500 to $215,100, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Sarasota, FL is 55.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sarasota, FL have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sarasota, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,073

Median Household Income

± $2,168

23.7k

Number of Households

± 926

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Sarasota, FL grew to $45,073 from the previous year's value of $43,477.

The following chart displays the households in Sarasota, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$215,100

2017 Median

± $11,705

$190,500

2016 Median

± $13,459

In 2017, the median property value in Sarasota, FL grew to to $215,100 from the previous year's value of $190,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.6%

2017 Homeownership

54.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.6% of the housing units in Sarasota, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sarasota, FL have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Sarasota, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.63%

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

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