Morris County, NJ

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2021 Population
508,347
3.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
42.7
0.234% 1-year decrease
N/A Poverty Rate
4.67%
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Median Household Income
$123,727
5.48% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$474,500
2.68% 1-year growth
N/A Employed Population
2.34M

About

In 2021, Morris County, NJ had a population of 508k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $123,727. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Morris County, NJ grew from 492,715 to 508,347, a 3.17% increase and its median household income grew from $117,298 to $123,727, a 5.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morris County, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.15%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%).

None of the households in Morris County, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.2% of the residents in Morris County, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ are County College of Morris (1,352 degrees awarded in 2021), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (1,012 degrees), and Drew University (571 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Morris County, NJ was $474,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Morris County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Morris County, NJ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Morris County, NJ is home to a population of 508k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 19.5% of Morris County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (99.1k people).

In 2021, there were 6.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (354k people) in Morris County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 36.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2021 Citizenship
92.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.2% of Morris County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Morris County, NJ was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morris County, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    354k ± 785
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    53.6k ± 781
  3. White (Hispanic)
    36.8k ± 2.13k
13.7%
Hispanic Population
69.9k people

In 2021, there were 6.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (354k people) in Morris County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 36.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Morris County, NJ are hispanic (69.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Morris County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    274,332 ± 12,667 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    200,128 ± 10,864 people
  3. Mexico
    106,059 ± 7,950 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 274,332 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 200,128 and Mexico with 106,059.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
99.1k people
19.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
96.4k people

As of 2021, 19.5% of Morris County, NJ residents (99.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morris County, NJ was 19.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,356 ± 479
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,245 ± 373
  3. Korea
    2,162 ± 298

Morris County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Morris County, NJ employs 2.34M people. The largest industries in Morris County, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,210 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (32,538 people), and Manufacturing (28,817 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($121,885), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($111,546), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,052).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $71,703. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.34M
N/A Value
± 10,479

From N/A to N/A, employment in Morris County, NJ stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to 2.34M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morris County, NJ, are Management Occupations (43,350 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,734 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,165 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morris County, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.34M
N/A Value
± 10,479

From N/A to N/A, employment in Morris County, NJ stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to 2.34M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morris County, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,210 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (32,538 people), and Manufacturing (28,817 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morris County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Morris County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$80,679
Median earning men ± $1,916
$54,634
Median earning women ± $1,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,155), Information ($116,282), and Public Administration ($104,603).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($95,823), Information ($82,157), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,874).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,549
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,600
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,871
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $10.6M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. $7.31M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $7.03M
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.4B
  2. $64.3B
  3. $45.5B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $68.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($64.3B) and Motorized vehicles ($45.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$634B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
113% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $634B. This is expected to increase 113% to $1.35T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey 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 New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $114B
  2. $59.4B
  3. $21.2B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $114B, followed by Pennsylvania with $59.4B and Ohio and $21.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Morris County, NJ went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.814%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

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

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 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 New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Morris County, NJ awarded 3,876 degrees. The student population of Morris County, NJ in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 6,123 male students and 7,474 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morris County, NJ are White (2,174 and 58.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (713 and 19.2%), Black or African American (279 and 7.51%), and Unknown (234 and 6.3%).

The largest universities in Morris County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are County College of Morris (1,352 and 34.9%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus (1,012 and 26.1%), and Drew University (571 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Morris County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (424 and 10.9%), Registered Nursing (237 and 6.11%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (236 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Morris County, NJ for private four year colleges is $35,920.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Morris County, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 13,597 (45% men and 55% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 13,597 students enrolled in Morris County, NJ, 45% men and 55% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,781 records, of which 53.2% were women and 46.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 140 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Morris County, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 108 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,352 degrees awarded
  2. 1,012 degrees awarded
  3. 571 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was County College of Morris with 1,352 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,506 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morris County, NJ, which is 0.635 times less than the 2,370 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,174 degrees mean that there were 3.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 713 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,114) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.94M), Bachelors Degree (1.73M), and Some college (1.31M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Morris County, NJ was $474,500 in 2021, which is 1.94 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $462,100 to $474,500, a 2.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Morris County, NJ is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Morris County, NJ have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morris County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Morris County, NJ is $123,727. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morris County, NJ was Census Tract 412 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 428 and Census Tract 458.04, with respective values of $228,882 and $219,135.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Morris County, NJ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

Property

$474,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,627
$138,310
Median Property Taxes
±$2,050

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morris County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Morris County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2021
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 73.8% of the housing units in Morris County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 412
  2. Census Tract 428
  3. Census Tract 458.04

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morris County, NJ was Census Tract 412 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 428 and Census Tract 458.04, with respective values of $228,882 and $219,135.

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

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Household Income

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$123,727
Median Household Income
± $2,708
187k
Number of Households
± 3,292

In 2021, the median household income of the 187k households in Morris County, NJ grew to $123,727 from the previous year's value of $117,298.

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morris County, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2020 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2021, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.49 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0372% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.15%)

In 2021, 73.8% of workers in Morris County, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.15%).

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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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morris County, NJ have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 4.97% of the workforce in Morris County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morris County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morris County, NJ have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Morris County, NJ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morris County, NJ (206k out of 4.41M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morris County, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 4.5% of the children was living in poverty in Morris County, NJ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 63.5 in Morris County, NJ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.1 per 100,000 population.

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95.3% of the population of Morris County, NJ has health coverage, with 64.8% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.351% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.519% increase from the previous year (963 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 856 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 330 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morris County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Morris County, NJ see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0.519% increase from the previous year (963 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morris County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.66%
Uninsured
64.8%
Employer Coverage
5.9%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.351%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morris County, NJ grew by 3.47% from 4.5% to 4.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morris County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 21.7 in Morris County, NJ.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.4% in Morris County, NJ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.71% in Morris County, NJ.

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