Williamsport, PA

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Population

28,938

0.829% decline

Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$35,818

0.151% decline

Poverty Rate

27.1%


Number of Employees

12,538

0.0479% growth

Median Property Value

$100,900

1% growth

About

In 2017, Williamsport, PA had a population of 28.9k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $35,818. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Williamsport, PA declined from 29,180 to 28,938, a -0.829% decrease and its median household income declined from $35,872 to $35,818, a -0.151% decrease.

The population of Williamsport, PA is 77.9% White Alone, 13.9% Black or African American Alone, and 3.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Williamsport, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% 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 $100,900, and the homeownership rate is 47.9%. Most people in Williamsport, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsport, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsport, PA employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Williamsport, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,382 people), Retail Trade (1,605 people), and Educational Services (1,544 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,295), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,727), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,472).

Median household income in Williamsport, PA is $35,818. 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

$35,818

2017 value

± $3,097

-0.151%

1 Year Growth

± 10.8%

Households in Williamsport, PA have a median annual income of $35,818, 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 $35,872 in 2016, which represents a -0.151% 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)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsport, PA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $73,611, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $48,864 and $46,691.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsport, PA (7.02k out of 25.9k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,592 ± 544

  2. Black

    1,711 ± 305

  3. Two Or More

    397 ± 152

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.5k

2017 Value

± 788

0.0479%

1 Year growth

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsport, PA grew at a rate of 0.0479%, from 12.5k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsport, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,811 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,132 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,066 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 (1,811 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,132 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,066 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Williamsport, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.77 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Williamsport, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($97,903), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,375), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 788

0.0479%

1 Year growth

± 8.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsport, PA grew at a rate of 0.0479%, from 12.5k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsport, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,382 people), Retail Trade (1,605 people), and Educational Services (1,544 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 (2,382 people), Retail Trade (1,605 people), and Educational Services (1,544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Williamsport, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.61 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.55 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Williamsport, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,295), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,727), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,472).

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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

90% of the population of Williamsport, PA has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 27.3% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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

9.95%

Uninsured

39.1%

Employer Coverage

27.3%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsport, PA declined by 7.81% from 10.8% to 9.95%.

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 28.9k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.56% of Williamsport, PA residents were born outside of the country (742 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Williamsport, PA is composed of 22.5k White Alone residents (77.9%), 4.01k Black or African American Alone residents (13.9%), 989 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.42%), 936 Two or More Races residents (3.23%), 301 Asian Alone residents (1.04%), 154 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.532%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0484%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Williamsport, PA was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Williamsport, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Williamsport, PA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

742 people

1.66%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

485 people

As of 2017, 2.56% of Williamsport, PA residents (742 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 1.66%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% 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 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.5k ± 394

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.01k ± 372

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    989 ± 292

In 2017, there were 5.62 times more White Alone residents (22.5k people) in Williamsport, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.01k Black or African American Alone and 989 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

    627 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    409 ± 186

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    191 ± 89

Williamsport, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 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 $100,900 in 2017, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,900 to $100,900, a 1% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsport, PA is 47.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Williamsport, PA have an average commute time of 14.1 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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$35,818

Median Household Income

± $3,097

11.3k

Number of Households

± 727

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Williamsport, PA declined from $35,818 from the previous year's value of $35,872.

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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$100,900

2017 Median

± $5,468

$99,900

2016 Median

± $4,727

In 2017, the median property value in Williamsport, PA grew to to $100,900 from the previous year's value of $99,900.

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 $100k - $125k 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

47.9%

2017 Homeownership

49.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.9% of the housing units in Williamsport, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsport, PA have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.928% 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

    70.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Walked

    8.31%

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

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