Williamsport, PA

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Population

115,398

0.787% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$50,634

3.91% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

53,885

0.039% decline

Median Property Value

$147,400

4.46% growth

About

In 2017, Williamsport, PA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $50,634. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Williamsport, PA declined from 116,313 to 115,398, a -0.787% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,731 to $50,634, a 3.91% increase.

The population of Williamsport, PA is 90.7% White Alone, 4.82% Black or African American Alone, and 1.91% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Williamsport, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsport, PA are Pennsylvania College of Technology (1,519 degrees awarded in 2016) and Lycoming College (325 degrees).

The median property value in Williamsport, PA is $147,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Williamsport, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsport, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsport, PA employs 53.9k people. The largest industries in Williamsport, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,162 people), Manufacturing (7,545 people), and Retail Trade (6,721 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($54,959), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,018), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,563).

Median household income in Williamsport, PA is $50,634. Males in Williamsport, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Williamsport, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,634

2017 value

± $1,359

3.91%

1 Year Growth

± 3.44%

Households in Williamsport, PA have a median annual income of $50,634, 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 $48,731 in 2016, which represents a 3.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Williamsport, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsport, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

The following map shows all of the counties in Williamsport, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsport, PA (15.4k out of 109k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    12,432 ± 749

  2. Black

    1,959 ± 328

  3. Hispanic

    653 ± 187

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamsport, PA 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

53.9k

2017 Value

± 1,336

-0.039%

1 Year decline

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsport, PA declined at a rate of -0.039%, from 53.9k employees to 53.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsport, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,809 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,153 people), and Production Occupations (4,161 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsport, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Williamsport, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,809 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,153 people), and Production Occupations (4,161 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Williamsport, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.43 times), and Production Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Williamsport, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,574), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,969), and Management Occupations ($59,892).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.9k

2017 Value

± 1,336

-0.039%

1 Year decline

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsport, PA declined at a rate of -0.039%, from 53.9k employees to 53.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsport, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,162 people), Manufacturing (7,545 people), and Retail Trade (6,721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamsport, PA, though some of these residents may live in Williamsport, PA 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 Williamsport, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,162 people), Manufacturing (7,545 people), and Retail Trade (6,721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Williamsport, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.52 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.85 times), and Manufacturing (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Williamsport, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($54,959), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,018), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,563).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

93.5% of the population of Williamsport, PA has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.923% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Williamsport, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Williamsport, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

6.54%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.923%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsport, PA declined by 7.51% from 7.07% to 6.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Williamsport, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Williamsport, PA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Williamsport, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.04k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Williamsport, PA is composed of 105k White Alone residents (90.7%), 5.56k Black or African American Alone residents (4.82%), 2.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.91%), 1.84k Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 697 Asian Alone residents (0.604%), 220 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.191%), 168 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.146%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00173%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Williamsport, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Williamsport, PA was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Williamsport, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Williamsport, PA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.04k people

1.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.84k people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Williamsport, PA residents (2.04k 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 Williamsport, PA was 1.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Williamsport, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsport, PA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    105k ± 174

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.56k ± 266

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.2k ± 290

In 2017, there were 18.8 times more White Alone residents (105k people) in Williamsport, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.56k Black or African American Alone and 2.2k 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 Williamsport, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Williamsport, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Williamsport, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Williamsport, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,830 ± 248

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,248 ± 234

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,093 ± 186

Williamsport, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Williamsport, PA awarded 1,844 degrees. The student population of Williamsport, PA is skewed towards men, with 4,075 male students and 2,634 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsport, PA are White (1,382 and 76.4%), followed by Unknown (301 and 16.6%), Hispanic or Latino (45 and 2.49%), and Black or African American (43 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Williamsport, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania College of Technology (1,519 and 82.4%) and Lycoming College (325 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Williamsport, PA are General Business Administration & Management (93 and 5.04%), Adult Health Nurse (64 and 3.47%), and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology (61 and 3.31%).

The median tuition costs in Williamsport, PA are $36,432 for private four year colleges, and $13,590 and $20,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 64 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Williamsport, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 84 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,519 degrees awarded

  2. 325 degrees awarded

$13,590

Median In-State Public

$36,432

Median Private

In 2016, the Williamsport, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania College of Technology with 1,519 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,174

Degrees Awarded to Men

670

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsport, PA, which is 1.75 times more than the 670 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

    1,382 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    301 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Williamsport, PA were to White students. These 1,382 degrees mean that there were 4.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 301 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamsport, PA was $147,400 in 2017, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,100 to $147,400, a 4.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsport, PA is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Williamsport, PA have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Williamsport, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,634

Median Household Income

± $1,359

46k

Number of Households

± 1,218

In 2017, the median household income of the 46k households in Williamsport, PA grew to $50,634 from the previous year's value of $48,731.

The following chart displays the households in Williamsport, PA 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

$147,400

2017 Median

± $3,322

$141,100

2016 Median

± $2,610

In 2017, the median property value in Williamsport, PA grew to to $147,400 from the previous year's value of $141,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Williamsport, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsport, PA have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Williamsport, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.37%

  3. Walked

    3.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Williamsport, PA was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.37%) and those who Walked (3.21%).

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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