Larimer County, CO

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2021 Population
354,670
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
36.3
0.276% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
11.1%
0.534% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$80,664
5.63% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$420,200
7.58% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
188,550
1.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Larimer County, CO had a population of 355k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $80,664. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Larimer County, CO grew from 350,523 to 354,670, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $76,366 to $80,664, a 5.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Larimer County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.52%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%).

None of the households in Larimer County, CO 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.

97% of the residents in Larimer County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Larimer County, CO are Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,914 degrees awarded in 2021), IBMC College-Fort Collins Campus (148 degrees), and Cheeks Beauty Academy (381699) (26 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Larimer County, CO was $420,200, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Larimer County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Larimer County, CO was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Larimer County, CO is home to a population of 355k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.83% of Larimer County, CO residents were born outside of the country (20.7k people).

In 2021, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Larimer County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.1k White (Hispanic) and 12.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2021 Citizenship
97%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97% of Larimer County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Larimer County, CO was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Larimer County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    288k ± 701
  2. White (Hispanic)
    23.1k ± 1.38k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 1.06k
12%
Hispanic Population
42.6k people

In 2021, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Larimer County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.1k White (Hispanic) and 12.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12% of the people in Larimer County, CO are hispanic (42.6k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    210,883 ± 11,065 people
  2. India
    21,272 ± 3,574 people
  3. China
    18,229 ± 3,310 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 210,883 Colorado residents, followed by India with 21,272 and China with 18,229.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.7k people
5.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
20k people

As of 2021, 5.83% of Larimer County, CO residents (20.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Larimer County, CO was 5.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    68,300 ± 1,594
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    33,153 ± 1,478
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23,602 ± 1,024

Larimer County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Larimer County, CO employs 189k people. The largest industries in Larimer County, CO are Educational Services (23,465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,016 people), and Retail Trade (20,848 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,274), Utilities ($84,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,018).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,864. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

189k
2021 Value
± 3,719
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 2.71%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Larimer County, CO grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 185k employees to 189k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Larimer County, CO, are Management Occupations (22,404 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,776 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,977 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Larimer County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

189k
2021 Value
± 3,719
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 2.71%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Larimer County, CO grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 185k employees to 189k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Larimer County, CO, are Educational Services (23,465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,016 people), and Retail Trade (20,848 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Larimer County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Larimer County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,102
Median earning men ± $1,262
$34,428
Median earning women ± $848

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,021), Public Administration ($77,940), and Manufacturing ($68,852).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($62,446), Wholesale Trade ($49,337), and Manufacturing ($49,005).

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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 Colorado. 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 Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,512
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,998
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,504
    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. $3.33M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.65M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.73M
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $15.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($17.7B) and Machinery ($15.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$207B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
110% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $207B. This is expected to increase 110% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado 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 Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.69B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $8.09B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $9.69B, followed by Texas with $8.1B and Wyoming and $8.09B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Larimer County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.82%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

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 Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 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 Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Larimer County, CO awarded 8,089 degrees. The student population of Larimer County, CO in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 14,739 male students and 18,292 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Larimer County, CO are White (5,684 and 75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,045 and 13.8%), Two or More Races (293 and 3.87%), and Asian (217 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Larimer County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,914 and 97.8%), IBMC College-Fort Collins Campus (148 and 1.83%), and Cheeks Beauty Academy (381699) (26 and 0.321%).

The most popular majors in Larimer County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (1,002 and 12.4%), General Psychology (297 and 3.67%), and Business Family & Consumer Sciences (289 and 3.57%).

The median tuition cost in Larimer County, CO for a public four year colleges is $9,709 for in-state students and $28,991 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Larimer County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 33,031 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 33,031 students enrolled in Larimer County, CO, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 22,905 records, of which 55.4% were women and 44.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 685 degrees awarded
  2. 276 degrees awarded
  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Larimer County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 685 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,914 degrees awarded
  2. 148 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado State University-Fort Collins with 7,914 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 3,641 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Larimer County, CO, which is 0.819 times less than the 4,448 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 5,684 degrees mean that there were 5.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,045 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,580) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,479) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.785% 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 Bachelors Degree (1.12M), Some college (999k), and High School or Equivalent (988k).

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 Larimer County, CO was $420,200 in 2021, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $390,600 to $420,200, a 7.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Larimer County, CO is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Larimer County, CO have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Larimer County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Larimer County, CO is $80,664. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Larimer County, CO was Census Tract 11.14 with a value of $162,778, followed by Census Tract 16.08 and Census Tract 11.13, with respective values of $151,655 and $116,797.

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Larimer County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.89%.

Property

$420,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,238
$95,108
Median Property Taxes
±$2,353

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 Larimer County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2021
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 65.5% of the housing units in Larimer County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11.14
  2. Census Tract 16.08
  3. Census Tract 11.13

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Larimer County, CO was Census Tract 11.14 with a value of $162,778, followed by Census Tract 16.08 and Census Tract 11.13, with respective values of $151,655 and $116,797.

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

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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.
$80,664
Median Household Income
± $1,574
145k
Number of Households
± 3,083

In 2021, the median household income of the 145k households in Larimer County, CO grew to $80,664 from the previous year's value of $76,366.

The following chart displays the households in Larimer County, CO 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Larimer County, CO is from Colorado.
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2021, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (70.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.4%)

In 2021, 70.7% of workers in Larimer County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.4%).

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

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Larimer County, CO have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Larimer County, CO 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 Larimer County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Larimer County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Larimer County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.89%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Larimer County, CO (38.5k out of 345k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Larimer County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.6% of the children was living in poverty in Larimer County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 201 in Larimer County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 34.5 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Larimer County, CO has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Larimer County, CO see 1170 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.171% increase from the previous year (1168 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1222 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,170 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Larimer County, CO

Primary care physicians in Larimer County, CO see an average of 1,170 patients per year. This represents a 0.171% increase from the previous year (1,168 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 26.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.96%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Larimer County, CO declined by 0.449% from 5.99% to 5.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Larimer County, CO 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 33.9 in Larimer County, CO.

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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 24.3% in Larimer County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.68% in Larimer County, CO.

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