Tolland County, CT

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Population

151,596

0.0613% decline

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$81,312

1.48% growth

Poverty Rate

6.48%


Number of Employees

80,613

0.169% growth

Median Property Value

$247,500

0.121% decline

About

In 2017, Tolland County, CT had a population of 152k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $81,312. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tolland County, CT declined from 151,689 to 151,596, a -0.0613% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,129 to $81,312, a 1.48% increase.

The population of Tolland County, CT is 85.4% White Alone, 5.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.41% Asian Alone. 10.6% of the people in Tolland County, CT speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tolland County, CT are University of Connecticut (8,426 degrees awarded in 2016) and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut (552 degrees).

The median property value in Tolland County, CT is $247,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.4%. Most people in Tolland County, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Tolland County, CT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tolland County, CT employs 80.6k people. The largest industries in Tolland County, CT are Educational Services (11,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,099 people), and Manufacturing (9,335 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,708), Finance & Insurance ($76,727), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,014).

Median household income in Tolland County, CT is $81,312. Males in Tolland County, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Tolland County, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,312

2017 value

± $1,632

1.48%

1 Year Growth

± 3.08%

Households in Tolland County, CT have a median annual income of $81,312, 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 $80,129 in 2016, which represents a 1.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tolland County, CT made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tolland County, CT 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

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tolland County, CT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Tolland County, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut 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 5331.01

  2. Census Tract 5331.02

  3. Census Tract 5261.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tolland County, CT was Census Tract 5331.01 with a value of $112,099, followed by Census Tract 5331.02 and Census Tract 5261.02, with respective values of $106,512 and $106,429.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tolland County, CT (8.8k out of 136k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    7,120 ± 670

  2. Hispanic

    1,160 ± 315

  3. Black

    558 ± 220

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tolland County, CT 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

80.6k

2017 Value

± 2,031

0.169%

1 Year growth

± 3.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tolland County, CT grew at a rate of 0.169%, from 80.5k employees to 80.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tolland County, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,355 people), Management Occupations (8,516 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tolland County, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tolland County, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,355 people), Management Occupations (8,516 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,810 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tolland County, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.47 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.36 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tolland County, CT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,093), Management Occupations ($88,843), and Legal Occupations ($81,211).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.6k

2017 Value

± 2,031

0.169%

1 Year growth

± 3.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tolland County, CT grew at a rate of 0.169%, from 80.5k employees to 80.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tolland County, CT, are Educational Services (11,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,099 people), and Manufacturing (9,335 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tolland County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Tolland County, CT 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 Tolland County, CT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (11,740 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,099 people), and Manufacturing (9,335 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tolland County, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.62 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.57 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tolland County, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,708), Finance & Insurance ($76,727), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,014).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $20.4B and Motorized vehicles and $16.1B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Tolland County, CT has health coverage, with 63.2% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.713% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tolland County, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Tolland County, CT see 1966 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.5% increase from the previous year (1846 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 477 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1966 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Tolland County, CT see an average of 1966 patients per year. This represents a 6.5% increase from the previous year (1846 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

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

3.54%

Uninsured

63.2%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

0.713%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tolland County, CT declined by 12.3% from 4.04% to 3.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tolland County, CT 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. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

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

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Diversity

Tolland County, CT is home to a population of 152k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.08% of Tolland County, CT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tolland County, CT is composed of 130k White Alone residents (85.4%), 7.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.18%), 6.69k Asian Alone residents (4.41%), 4.43k Black or African American Alone residents (2.92%), 2.72k Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 336 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.222%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0251%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0033%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tolland County, CT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,615 speakers), Chinese (1,540 speakers), and Polish (1,389 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tolland County, CT was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Tolland County, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tolland County, CT residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.08% of Tolland County, CT residents 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 Tolland County, CT was 6.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tolland County, CT was India, the natal country of 39,441 Tolland County, CT residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Tolland County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tolland County, CT was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    130k ± 153

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.86k ± 741

  3. Asian Alone

    6.69k ± 242

In 2017, there were 16.5 times more White Alone residents (130k people) in Tolland County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.86k Hispanic or Latino and 6.69k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,615 speakers (3.17%)

  2. Chinese

    1,540 speakers (1.06%)

  3. Polish

    1,389 speakers (0.953%)

10.6% of Tolland County, CT 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 Tolland County, CT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.17% of the overall population of Tolland County, CT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.06% speak Chinese and 0.953% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,428 ± 299

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,086 ± 250

  3. Korea

    880 ± 167

Tolland County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tolland County, CT awarded 8,978 degrees. The student population of Tolland County, CT is skewed towards men, with 14,042 male students and 14,023 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tolland County, CT are White (5,196 and 64.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (780 and 9.63%), Unknown (717 and 8.85%), and Asian (616 and 7.6%).

The largest universities in Tolland County, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Connecticut (8,426 and 93.9%) and New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut (552 and 6.15%).

The most popular majors in Tolland County, CT are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (552 and 6.15%), General Psychology (448 and 4.99%), and General Business Administration & Management (359 and 4%).

The median tuition costs in Tolland County, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,224 and $33,016 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 438 degrees awarded

  2. 319 degrees awarded

  3. 294 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tolland County, CT was General Psychology with 438 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,426 degrees awarded

  2. 552 degrees awarded

$11,224

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tolland County, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Connecticut with 8,426 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,453

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,525

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,453 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tolland County, CT, which is 0.984 times less than the 4,525 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

    5,196 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    780 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    717 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tolland County, CT were to White students. These 5,196 degrees mean that there were 6.66 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 780 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tolland County, CT was $247,500 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $247,800 to $247,500, a 0.121% decrease. The homeownership rate in Tolland County, CT is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tolland County, CT have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tolland County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$81,312

Median Household Income

± $1,632

54.9k

Number of Households

± 1,568

In 2017, the median household income of the 54.9k households in Tolland County, CT grew to $81,312 from the previous year's value of $80,129.

The following chart displays the households in Tolland County, CT 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

$247,500

2017 Median

± $3,728

$247,800

2016 Median

± $4,208

In 2017, the median property value in Tolland County, CT declined from to $247,500 from the previous year's value of $247,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.4%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.4% of the housing units in Tolland County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tolland County, CT have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Tolland County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.96%

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

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