Logan, WV

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Population

34,428

2.1% decline

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$37,859

1.6% growth

Number of Employees

10,678

5.26% decline

Median Property Value

$85,800

0.234% growth

About

In 2017, Logan, WV had a population of 34.4k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $37,859. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Logan, WV declined from 35,166 to 34,428, a -2.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,262 to $37,859, a 1.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Logan, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.898%), White (Hispanic) (0.584%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.386%). N/A% of the people in Logan, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Logan, WV are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (399 degrees awarded in 2017) and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center (33 degrees).

The median property value in Logan, WV is $85,800, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Logan, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Logan, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Logan, WV employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Logan, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,984), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,011), and Utilities ($61,875).

Median household income in Logan, WV is $37,859. Males in Logan, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Logan, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,859

2017 value

± $3,152

1.6%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Logan, WV have a median annual income of $37,859, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,262 in 2016, which represents a 1.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Logan, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Logan, WV was Berkeley County, WV with a value of $59,328, followed by Monongalia County, WV and Harrison County, WV, with respective values of $50,834 and $46,569.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Logan, WV (7.59k out of 33.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    7,219 ± 572

  2. Black

    191 ± 120

  3. Two Or More

    160 ± 132

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Logan, WV 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

10.7k

2017 Value

± 719

-5.26%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Logan, WV declined at a rate of -5.26%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Logan, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,413 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Logan, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Logan, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,413 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Logan, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.21 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.09 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Logan, WV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,778), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($56,141).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.7k

2017 Value

± 719

-5.26%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Logan, WV declined at a rate of -5.26%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Logan, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Logan, WV, though some of these residents may live in Logan, WV 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 Logan, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Logan, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (25 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.38 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Logan, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,984), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,011), and Utilities ($61,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Logan, WV has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 29.2% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 5.92% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Logan, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Logan, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

9.13%

Uninsured

36.8%

Employer Coverage

29.2%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

5.92%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Logan, WV declined by 17.5% from 11.1% to 9.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Logan, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Logan, WV is home to a population of 34.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.369% of Logan, WV residents were born outside of the country (127 people).

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Logan, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 558 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 309 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Logan, WV was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Logan, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Logan, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.369%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

0.446%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

157 people

As of 2017, 0.369% of Logan, WV residents (127 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 Logan, WV was 0.446%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Logan, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Logan, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Logan, WV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    33k ± 15

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    558 ± 77

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    309 ± 94.2

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Logan, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 558 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 309 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Logan, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,009 ± 187

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    187 ± 75

  3. Korea

    158 ± 91

Logan, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Logan, WV awarded 432 degrees. The student population of Logan, WV is skewed towards women, with 629 male students and 1,031 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Logan, WV are White (432 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Logan, WV by number of degrees awarded are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (399 and 92.4%) and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center (33 and 7.64%).

The most popular majors in Logan, WV are General Studies (81 and 18.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 and 12.3%), and Registered Nursing (51 and 11.8%).

The median tuition costs in Logan, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Logan, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Logan, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 399 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Logan, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College with 399 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

161

Degrees Awarded to Men

271

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 161 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Logan, WV, which is 0.594 times less than the 271 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Logan, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    432 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Logan, WV were to White students. These 432 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Logan, WV was $85,800 in 2017, which is 0.374 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $85,800, a 0.234% increase. The homeownership rate in Logan, WV is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Logan, WV have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Logan, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,800

2017 Median

± $3,111

$85,600

2016 Median

± $2,910

In 2017, the median property value in Logan, WV grew to to $85,800 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Logan, WV 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 Logan, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$37,859

Median Household Income

± $3,152

14k

Number of Households

± 823

In 2017, the median household income of the 14k households in Logan, WV grew to $37,859 from the previous year's value of $37,262.

The following chart displays the households in Logan, WV 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Logan, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Logan, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Logan, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Logan, WV have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Logan, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Walked

    3.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Logan, WV was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.2%) and those who Walked (3.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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