Savannah, GA

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Population

389,494

0.503% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$58,178

2.77% growth

Number of Employees

190,460

3.94% growth

Median Property Value

$205,600

11.1% growth

About

In 2018, Savannah, GA had a population of 389k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $58,178. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Savannah, GA grew from 387,543 to 389,494, a 0.503% increase and its median household income grew from $56,610 to $58,178, a 2.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Savannah, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.19%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%). N/A% of the people in Savannah, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Savannah, GA are South University–Savannah Online (2,751 degrees awarded in 2017), Savannah College of Art and Design (2,653 degrees), and Savannah Technical College (2,457 degrees).

The median property value in Savannah, GA is $205,600, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in Savannah, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Savannah, GA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Savannah, GA employs 190k people. The largest industries in Savannah, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,145 people), Accommodation & Food Services (21,174 people), and Retail Trade (20,776 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,793), Finance & Insurance ($60,008), and Manufacturing ($55,205).

Median household income in Savannah, GA is $58,178. Males in Savannah, GA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,879. The income inequality in Savannah, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,178

2018 value

± $4,389

2.77%

1 Year Growth

± 7.98%

Households in Savannah, GA have a median annual income of $58,178, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,610 in 2017, which represents a 2.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,446

Average Male Salary

± $1,225

$48,879

Average Female Salary

± $821

In 2018, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia 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

    $65,571 ± $3,964

  2. White

    $57,866 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,045 ± $24,311

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Savannah, GA is from Georgia.

0.475

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.859% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Savannah, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $104,687, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $93,468 and $82,069.

The following map shows all of the counties in Savannah, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Savannah, GA (57.4k out of 364k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. 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. Black

    28,307 ± 1,177

  2. White

    24,194 ± 1,158

  3. Hispanic

    4,992 ± 556

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Savannah, GA is Black, followed by White 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

190k

2018 Value

± 8,617

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 6.13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Savannah, GA grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 183k employees to 190k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Savannah, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,373 people), Management Occupations (20,013 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Savannah, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Savannah, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,373 people), Management Occupations (20,013 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Savannah, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.49 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.41 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Savannah, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,877), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,096), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,380).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

190k

2018 Value

± 8,617

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 6.13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Savannah, GA grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 183k employees to 190k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Savannah, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,145 people), Accommodation & Food Services (21,174 people), and Retail Trade (20,776 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Savannah, GA, though some of these residents may live in Savannah, GA 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 Savannah, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,145 people), Accommodation & Food Services (21,174 people), and Retail Trade (20,776 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Savannah, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.73 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.47 times), and Utilities (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Savannah, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,793), Finance & Insurance ($60,008), and Manufacturing ($55,205).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

86% of the population of Savannah, GA has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 9.56% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 5.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Savannah, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Savannah, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

9.56%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

5.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Savannah, GA grew by 22.3% from 11.5% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Savannah, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Savannah, GA is home to a population of 389k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.53% of Savannah, GA residents were born outside of the country (21.4k people).

In 2018, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (214k people) in Savannah, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 126k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Savannah, GA was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Savannah, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Savannah, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.4k people

5.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

20.5k people

As of 2017, 5.53% of Savannah, GA residents (21.4k people) 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 Savannah, GA was 5.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,281 ± 11,824 people

  2. India

    94,845 ± 7,527 people

  3. Jamaica

    45,320 ± 5,215 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 237,281 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,845 and Jamaica with 45,320.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2018 Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Savannah, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Savannah, GA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Savannah, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    214k ± 1.72k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    126k ± 3.32k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    16.3k ± 2.26k

In 2018, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (214k people) in Savannah, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 126k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Savannah, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    11,697 ± 2,303

  2. Vietnam

    8,182 ± 1,597

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,356 ± 1,083

Savannah, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Savannah, GA awarded 10,843 degrees. The student population of Savannah, GA is skewed towards women, with 11,912 male students and 26,217 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Savannah, GA are White (5,123 and 50.3%), followed by Black or African American (3,348 and 32.9%), Hispanic or Latino (759 and 7.46%), and Unknown (386 and 3.79%).

The largest universities in Savannah, GA by number of degrees awarded are South University–Savannah Online (2,751 and 25.4%), Savannah College of Art and Design (2,653 and 24.5%), and Savannah Technical College (2,457 and 22.7%).

The most popular majors in Savannah, GA are Family Practice Nurse (952 and 8.78%), Registered Nursing (762 and 7.03%), and Digital Communication & Multimedia (404 and 3.73%).

The median tuition costs in Savannah, GA are $35,910 for private four year colleges, and $3,965 and $14,426 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 Savannah, GA was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 289 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,751 degrees awarded

  2. 2,653 degrees awarded

  3. 2,457 degrees awarded

$3,965

Median In-State Public

$35,910

Median Private

In 2017, the Savannah, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was South University–Savannah Online with 2,751 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,278

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,565

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,278 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Savannah, GA, which is 0.433 times less than the 7,565 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

    5,123 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,348 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    759 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Savannah, GA were to White students. These 5,123 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,348 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Savannah, GA was $205,600 in 2018, which is 0.895 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $185,000 to $205,600, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Savannah, GA is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Savannah, GA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Savannah, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$205,600

2018 Median

± $10,878

$185,000

2017 Median

± $9,962

In 2018, the median property value in Savannah, GA grew to to $205,600 from the previous year's value of $185,000.

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

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Household Income

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$58,178

Median Household Income

± $4,389

143k

Number of Households

± 6,524

In 2018, the median household income of the 143k households in Savannah, GA grew to $58,178 from the previous year's value of $56,610.

The following chart displays the households in Savannah, GA 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.5%

2018 Homeownership

59.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.5% of the housing units in Savannah, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Savannah, GA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Savannah, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.05%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Savannah, GA was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.05%).

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 Savannah, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Savannah, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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