Stark County, OH

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Population

371,574

0.26% decline

Poverty Rate

14%


Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$52,068

2.13% growth

Number of Employees

176,442

1.57% growth

Median Property Value

$137,100

3.71% growth

About

In 2018, Stark County, OH had a population of 372k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $52,068. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Stark County, OH declined from 372,542 to 371,574, a -0.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,984 to $52,068, a 2.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stark County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.41%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.14%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%). N/A% of the people in Stark County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stark County, OH are Stark State College (2,027 degrees awarded in 2017), Walsh University (754 degrees), and Kent State University at Stark (548 degrees).

The median property value in Stark County, OH is $137,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Stark County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Stark County, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Stark County, OH employs 176k people. The largest industries in Stark County, OH are Manufacturing (30,375 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,842 people), and Retail Trade (20,232 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,118), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,283), and Public Administration ($48,914).

Median household income in Stark County, OH is $52,068. Males in Stark County, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,520. The income inequality in Stark County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,068

2018 value

± $1,914

2.13%

1 Year Growth

± 5.62%

Households in Stark County, OH have a median annual income of $52,068, 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 $50,984 in 2017, which represents a 2.13% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Stark County, OH compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,155

Average Male Salary

± $1,041

$48,520

Average Female Salary

± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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

    $61,444 ± $4,429

  2. White

    $51,160 ± $663

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,079 ± $3,030

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stark County, OH is from Ohio.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 7113.12

  2. Census Tract 7111.21

  3. Census Tract 7111.22

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stark County, OH was Census Tract 7113.12 with a value of $105,040, followed by Census Tract 7111.21 and Census Tract 7111.22, with respective values of $102,667 and $99,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stark County, OH (50.9k out of 365k 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. White

    36,999 ± 1,256

  2. Black

    8,923 ± 610

  3. Two Or More

    4,223 ± 480

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stark County, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

176k

2018 Value

± 6,353

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 5.14%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Stark County, OH grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 174k employees to 176k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stark County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,897 people), Management Occupations (18,851 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,410 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,897 people), Management Occupations (18,851 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,410 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stark County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.31 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,153), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,718), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,713).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

176k

2018 Value

± 6,353

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 5.14%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Stark County, OH grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 174k employees to 176k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stark County, OH, are Manufacturing (30,375 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,842 people), and Retail Trade (20,232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stark County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (30,375 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26,842 people), and Retail Trade (20,232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stark County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.77 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.12 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stark County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,118), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,283), and Public Administration ($48,914).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of Stark County, OH has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Stark County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Stark County, OH see 1280 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.852% decrease from the previous year (1291 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1570 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,280 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stark County, OH see an average of 1,280 patients per year. This represents a 0.852% decrease from the previous year (1,291 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stark County, OH 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%).

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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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

6.69%

Uninsured

47.2%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stark County, OH grew by 59.3% from 4.2% to 6.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stark County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Stark County, OH is home to a population of 372k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Stark County, OH residents were born outside of the country (7.78k people).

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (320k people) in Stark County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.6k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Stark County, OH was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Stark County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Stark County, OH residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.78k people

2.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.72k people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Stark County, OH residents (7.78k 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 Stark County, OH was 2.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    62,221 ± 6,108 people

  2. Mexico

    44,382 ± 5,162 people

  3. China

    35,261 ± 4,603 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 62,221 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,382 and China with 35,261.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2018 Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Stark County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Stark County, OH was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stark County, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    320k ± 918

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    27.5k ± 2.43k

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    10.6k ± 2.58k

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (320k people) in Stark County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.6k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Stark County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,031 ± 1,055

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,390 ± 1,243

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,430 ± 975

Stark County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Stark County, OH awarded 4,792 degrees. The student population of Stark County, OH is skewed towards women, with 9,743 male students and 14,598 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stark County, OH are White (3,805 and 80.2%), followed by Black or African American (380 and 8.01%), Unknown (292 and 6.15%), and Two or More Races (124 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Stark County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Stark State College (2,027 and 42.3%), Walsh University (754 and 15.7%), and Kent State University at Stark (548 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Stark County, OH are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (535 and 11.2%), Registered Nursing (350 and 7.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (349 and 7.28%).

The median tuition costs in Stark County, OH are $28,325 for private four year colleges, and $5,664 and $14,196 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 501 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 170 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Stark County, OH was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 501 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Stark County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,027 degrees awarded

  2. 754 degrees awarded

  3. 548 degrees awarded

$5,664

Median In-State Public

$28,325

Median Private

In 2017, the Stark County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stark State College with 2,027 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,916

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,876

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,916 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stark County, OH, which is 0.666 times less than the 2,876 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Stark County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,805 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    380 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    292 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stark County, OH were to White students. These 3,805 degrees mean that there were 10 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 380 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stark County, OH was $137,100 in 2018, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $132,200 to $137,100, a 3.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Stark County, OH is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stark County, OH have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stark County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,100

2018 Median

± $3,039

$132,200

2017 Median

± $3,186

In 2018, the median property value in Stark County, OH grew to to $137,100 from the previous year's value of $132,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$52,068

Median Household Income

± $1,914

152k

Number of Households

± 6,272

In 2018, the median household income of the 152k households in Stark County, OH grew to $52,068 from the previous year's value of $50,984.

The following chart displays the households in Stark County, OH 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

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.9%

2018 Homeownership

67%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.9% of the housing units in Stark County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stark County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stark County, OH have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Stark County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Stark County, OH was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.62%) and those who Worked At Home (4.24%).

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

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