Snohomish County, WA

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Population

801,633

1.78% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$82,595

4.93% growth

Poverty Rate

8.81%


Number of Employees

413,580

2.87% growth

Median Property Value

$407,900

12.6% growth

About

In 2017, Snohomish County, WA had a population of 802k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $82,595. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Snohomish County, WA grew from 787,620 to 801,633, a 1.78% increase and its median household income grew from $78,716 to $82,595, a 4.93% increase.

The population of Snohomish County, WA is 69.5% White Alone, 10.8% Asian Alone, and 10.2% Hispanic or Latino. 21.5% of the people in Snohomish County, WA speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA are Edmonds Community College (3,239 degrees awarded in 2016), Everett Community College (2,051 degrees), and Everest College-Everett (201 degrees).

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA is $407,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.7%. Most people in Snohomish County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Snohomish County, WA employs 414k people. The largest industries in Snohomish County, WA are Manufacturing (66,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (56,960 people), and Retail Trade (50,627 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,927), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,000), and Manufacturing ($67,489).

Median household income in Snohomish County, WA is $82,595. Males in Snohomish County, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,061. The income inequality in Snohomish County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,595

2017 value

± $2,225

4.93%

1 Year Growth

± 3.27%

Households in Snohomish County, WA have a median annual income of $82,595, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $78,716 in 2016, which represents a 4.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,243

Average Male Salary

± $1,417

$56,061

Average Female Salary

± $1,119

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 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

    $68,438 ± $3,071

  2. White

    $60,339 ± $979

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,848 ± $3,228

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Snohomish County, WA is from Washington.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 506

  2. Census Tract 420.05

  3. Census Tract 413.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $140,625, followed by Census Tract 420.05 and Census Tract 413.04, with respective values of $133,995 and $120,486.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Snohomish County, WA (67.1k out of 762k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    47,573 ± 1,623

  2. Hispanic

    11,618 ± 895

  3. Asian

    6,583 ± 617

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Snohomish County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

414k

2017 Value

± 10,848

2.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 402k employees to 414k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Snohomish County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,637 people), Management Occupations (49,048 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (38,093 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,637 people), Management Occupations (49,048 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (38,093 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snohomish County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.87 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.44 times), and Production Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,883), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($89,455), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,205).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

414k

2017 Value

± 10,848

2.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 402k employees to 414k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Snohomish County, WA, are Manufacturing (66,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (56,960 people), and Retail Trade (50,627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Snohomish County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Snohomish County, WA 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 Snohomish County, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (66,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (56,960 people), and Retail Trade (50,627 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snohomish County, WA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.66 times higher than expected), Construction (1.2 times), and Information (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Snohomish County, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,927), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,000), and Manufacturing ($67,489).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Snohomish County, WA has health coverage, with 57.4% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 9.64% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Snohomish County, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see 1956 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.61% decrease from the previous year (1968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 350 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,956 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see an average of 1,956 patients per year. This represents a 0.61% decrease from the previous year (1,968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Snohomish County, WA in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

5.42%

Uninsured

57.4%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

9.64%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Snohomish County, WA declined by 4.06% from 5.65% to 5.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Snohomish County, WA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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

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Diversity

Snohomish County, WA is home to a population of 802k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.8% of Snohomish County, WA residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Snohomish County, WA is composed of 557k White Alone residents (69.5%), 86.6k Asian Alone residents (10.8%), 81.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.2%), 42.3k Two or More Races residents (5.27%), 22.9k Black or African American Alone residents (2.86%), 5.38k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.671%), 3.29k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.41%), and 2.57k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.321%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Snohomish County, WA are Spanish (50,527 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (11,862 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (11,185 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Snohomish County, WA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Snohomish County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Snohomish County, WA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

118k people

14.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

114k people

As of 2017, 14.8% of Snohomish County, WA residents (118k people) 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 Snohomish County, WA was 14.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,996 ± 11,783 people

  2. India

    86,024 ± 7,159 people

  3. Philippines

    78,671 ± 6,850 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,996 Washington residents, followed by India with 86,024 and Philippines with 78,671.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Snohomish County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    557k ± 1.6k

  2. Asian Alone

    86.6k ± 3.21k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81.8k ± 7.69k

In 2017, there were 6.43 times more White Alone residents (557k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 86.6k Asian Alone and 81.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    50,527 speakers (6.73%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    11,862 speakers (1.58%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    11,185 speakers (1.49%)

21.5% of Snohomish County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Snohomish County, WA was Spanish. 6.73% of the overall population of Snohomish County, WA are native Spanish speakers. 1.58% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 1.49% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    16,551 ± 1,776

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,901 ± 2,029

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,111 ± 1,346

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

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Education

In 2016, universities in Snohomish County, WA awarded 5,829 degrees. The student population of Snohomish County, WA is skewed towards women, with 7,433 male students and 9,215 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Snohomish County, WA are White (3,298 and 60.9%), followed by Asian (505 and 9.33%), Hispanic or Latino (477 and 8.81%), and Unknown (465 and 8.59%).

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Edmonds Community College (3,239 and 55.6%), Everett Community College (2,051 and 35.2%), and Everest College-Everett (201 and 3.45%).

The most popular majors in Snohomish County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,243 and 21.3%), General Business (266 and 4.56%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (223 and 3.83%).

The median tuition costs in Snohomish County, WA are $N/A 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 Snohomish County, WA was Welding Technology with 159 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,239 degrees awarded

  2. 2,051 degrees awarded

  3. 201 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Snohomish County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edmonds Community College with 3,239 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,623

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,206

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Snohomish County, WA, which is 0.818 times less than the 3,206 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

    3,298 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    505 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    477 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Snohomish County, WA were to White students. These 3,298 degrees mean that there were 6.53 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 505 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $407,900 in 2017, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $362,100 to $407,900, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Snohomish County, WA is 66.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Snohomish County, WA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$82,595

Median Household Income

± $2,225

292k

Number of Households

± 8,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 292k households in Snohomish County, WA grew to $82,595 from the previous year's value of $78,716.

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA 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

$407,900

2017 Median

± $7,505

$362,100

2016 Median

± $4,253

In 2017, the median property value in Snohomish County, WA grew to to $407,900 from the previous year's value of $362,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Snohomish County, WA 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 Snohomish County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.7% of the housing units in Snohomish County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Snohomish County, WA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Snohomish County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.51%

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

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