Westland, MI

Census Place

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Population
82,120
0.0633% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
Median Age
40.4

Poverty Rate
15%

Median Household Income
$47,816
3.43% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$112,900
7.12% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
40,288
0.629% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Westland, MI had a population of 82.1k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $47,816. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Westland, MI declined from 82,172 to 82,120, a -0.0633% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,230 to $47,816, a 3.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westland, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), White (Hispanic) (2.45%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%). NaNk% of the people in Westland, MI speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Westland, MI is $112,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Westland, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Westland, MI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 66.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (29.4%), followed by Other (3.78%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Westland, MI is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Michigan
66.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Westland, MI have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Westland, MI is home to a population of 82.1k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.35% of Westland, MI residents were born outside of the country (6.85k people).

In 2018, there were 3.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58k people) in Westland, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.65k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westland, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58k ± 1.45k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.16k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.65k ± 698
3.75%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2018, there were 3.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58k people) in Westland, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.65k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.75% of the people in Westland, MI are hispanic (3.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Westland, MI as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.35%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.85k people
7.22%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.93k people

As of 2018, 8.35% of Westland, MI residents (6.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westland, MI was 7.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Westland, MI was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Westland, MI are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Westland, MI residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    76,763 ± 6,776 people
  2. India
    66,881 ± 6,328 people
  3. Iraq
    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2018 Citizenship
96.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.6% of Westland, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Westland, MI was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,780 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    638 ± 171
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    435 ± 128

Westland, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Westland, MI is $47,816. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Westland, MI was Census Tract 5656 with a value of $74,113, followed by Census Tract 5657 and Census Tract 5682, with respective values of $73,170 and $65,431.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Westland, MI employs 40.3k people. The largest industries in Westland, MI are Manufacturing (7,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,976 people), and Retail Trade (4,964 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,442), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,373).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,816
2018 value
± $1,631
3.43%
1 Year Growth
± 4.4%

Households in Westland, MI have a median annual income of $47,816, 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 $46,230 in 2017, which represents a 3.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,109
$46,762
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan 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 in Michigan
  1. Asian
    $62,263 ± $4,415
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $48,644 ± $58,127
  3. White
    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westland, MI is from Michigan.
0.476
2017 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan 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 5656
  2. Census Tract 5657
  3. Census Tract 5682

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westland, MI was Census Tract 5656 with a value of $74,113, followed by Census Tract 5657 and Census Tract 5682, with respective values of $73,170 and $65,431.

The following map shows all of the places in Westland, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westland, MI (12.2k out of 81.3k 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 N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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
    8,459 ± 639
  2. Black
    2,827 ± 390
  3. Hispanic
    641 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westland, MI 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

40.3k
2018 Value
± 1,271
-0.629%
1 Year decline
± 4.51%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Westland, MI declined at a rate of -0.629%, from 40.5k employees to 40.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westland, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,399 people), Production Occupations (4,258 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,026 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westland, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westland, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,399 people), Production Occupations (4,258 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,026 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westland, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.47 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westland, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,546), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,694), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,571).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

40.3k
2018 Value
± 1,271
-0.629%
1 Year decline
± 4.51%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Westland, MI declined at a rate of -0.629%, from 40.5k employees to 40.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westland, MI, are Manufacturing (7,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,976 people), and Retail Trade (4,964 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westland, MI, though some of these residents may live in Westland, MI 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 Westland, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,976 people), and Retail Trade (4,964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westland, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.79 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.29 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westland, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,442), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,373).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $135B
  2. $35.4B
  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B
2015 Value in Michigan
$623B
Projected 2045 Value in Michigan
39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan 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 Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westland, MI was $112,900 in 2018, which is 0.492 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $105,400 to $112,900, a 7.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Westland, MI is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westland, MI have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westland, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$112,900
2018 Median
± $1,984
$105,400
2017 Median
± $2,125

In 2018, the median property value in Westland, MI grew to to $112,900 from the previous year's value of $105,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westland, MI 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 Westland, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,816
Median Household Income
± $1,631
35.1k
Number of Households
± 1,175

In 2018, the median household income of the 35.1k households in Westland, MI grew to $47,816 from the previous year's value of $46,230.

The following chart displays the households in Westland, MI 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westland, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westland, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%
2018 Homeownership
59.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.8% of the housing units in Westland, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westland, MI have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Westland, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.1%
  2. Carpooled
    9.23%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.28%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Westland, MI was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.23%) and those who Worked At Home (2.28%).

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 Westland, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westland, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Westland, MI has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see 1470 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.03% decrease from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1489 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,470 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see an average of 1,470 patients per year. This represents a 3.03% decrease from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, MI 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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$8,055
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Michigan
$3,950
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,915
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,318
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

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

6.09%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westland, MI declined by 20.4% from 7.64% to 6.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westland, MI 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. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 14.1% prevalence
  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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

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