Wayne County, NC

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Population

124,496

0.0394% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$41,766

3.24% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

51,308

2.4% growth

Median Property Value

$117,000

2.45% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, NC had a population of 124k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $41,766. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, NC grew from 124,447 to 124,496, a 0.0394% increase and its median household income grew from $40,457 to $41,766, a 3.24% increase.

The population of Wayne County, NC is 54.1% White Alone, 30.1% Black or African American Alone, and 11.3% Hispanic or Latino. 12.2% of the people in Wayne County, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wayne County, NC are Wayne Community College (1,168 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Mount Olive (872 degrees), and Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Goldsboro (11 degrees).

The median property value in Wayne County, NC is $117,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.9%. Most people in Wayne County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, NC employs 51.3k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,756 people), Manufacturing (7,598 people), and Retail Trade (6,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($43,056), Utilities ($41,425), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,504).

Median household income in Wayne County, NC is $41,766. Males in Wayne County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Wayne County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,766

2017 value

± $1,480

3.24%

1 Year Growth

± 4.83%

Households in Wayne County, NC have a median annual income of $41,766, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,457 in 2016, which represents a 3.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wayne County, NC made 1.34 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wayne County, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Wayne County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 1.02

  2. Census Tract 11.02

  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, NC was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $70,656, followed by Census Tract 11.02 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $66,912 and $57,127.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, NC (25.6k out of 121k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    11,177 ± 833

  2. Black

    10,519 ± 736

  3. Hispanic

    6,360 ± 552

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, NC is White, followed by Black 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

51.3k

2017 Value

± 1,781

2.4%

1 Year growth

± 4.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, NC grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 50.1k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,401 people), Production Occupations (5,348 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,311 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,401 people), Production Occupations (5,348 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,311 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.48 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.8 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,243), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,045), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($50,913).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.3k

2017 Value

± 1,781

2.4%

1 Year growth

± 4.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, NC grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 50.1k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,756 people), Manufacturing (7,598 people), and Retail Trade (6,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Wayne County, NC 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 Wayne County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,756 people), Manufacturing (7,598 people), and Retail Trade (6,528 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.46 times), and Public Administration (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, NC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($43,056), Utilities ($41,425), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,504).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

86.3% of the population of Wayne County, NC has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 6.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Wayne County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NC see 2035 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.63% increase from the previous year (1945 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2035 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 572 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,035 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NC see an average of 2,035 patients per year. This represents a 4.63% increase from the previous year (1,945 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, NC 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

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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

13.7%

Uninsured

32.1%

Employer Coverage

21.6%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

6.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, NC declined by 6.32% from 14.6% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne County, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Wayne County, NC is home to a population of 124k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.32% of Wayne County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, NC is composed of 67.4k White Alone residents (54.1%), 37.5k Black or African American Alone residents (30.1%), 14k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.3%), 3.67k Two or More Races residents (2.95%), 1.48k Asian Alone residents (1.19%), 318 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.255%), 140 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), and 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0225%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wayne County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,862 speakers), Arabic (607 speakers), and French Creole (407 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, NC was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Wayne County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, NC residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.32% of Wayne County, NC 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 Wayne County, NC was 7.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wayne County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Wayne County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Wayne County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, NC was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    67.4k ± 88

  2. Black or African American Alone

    37.5k ± 565

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14k ± 1.45k

In 2017, there were 1.8 times more White Alone residents (67.4k people) in Wayne County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.5k Black or African American Alone and 14k 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 Wayne County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,862 speakers (9.38%)

  2. Arabic

    607 speakers (0.524%)

  3. French Creole

    407 speakers (0.351%)

12.2% of Wayne County, NC 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 Wayne County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.38% of the overall population of Wayne County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.524% speak Arabic and 0.351% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,623 ± 499

  2. Vietnam

    3,214 ± 337

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,668 ± 397

Wayne County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wayne County, NC awarded 2,051 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,499 male students and 4,333 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wayne County, NC are White (1,307 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (427 and 21.1%), Hispanic or Latino (171 and 8.45%), and Unknown (45 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Wayne County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wayne Community College (1,168 and 56.9%), University of Mount Olive (872 and 42.5%), and Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Goldsboro (11 and 0.536%).

The most popular majors in Wayne County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (359 and 17.5%), General Business Administration & Management (206 and 10%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (119 and 5.8%).

The median tuition costs in Wayne County, NC are $19,000 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

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 359 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wayne County, NC was Registered Nursing with 33 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,168 degrees awarded

  2. 872 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Wayne County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayne Community College with 1,168 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

895

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 895 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wayne County, NC, which is 0.774 times less than the 1,156 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

    1,307 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    427 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    171 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wayne County, NC were to White students. These 1,307 degrees mean that there were 3.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 427 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, NC was $117,000 in 2017, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,200 to $117,000, a 2.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, NC is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, NC have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,766

Median Household Income

± $1,480

47.6k

Number of Households

± 1,609

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.6k households in Wayne County, NC grew to $41,766 from the previous year's value of $40,457.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, NC 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

$117,000

2017 Median

± $4,380

$114,200

2016 Median

± $3,848

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, NC grew to to $117,000 from the previous year's value of $114,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.9%

2017 Homeownership

59.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.9% of the housing units in Wayne County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, NC have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Wayne County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    14.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.15%

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

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