Urban Honolulu, HI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
979,682
0.522% 1-year decline
US Senator
Brian Schatz
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mazie Hirono
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.2
0.792% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.42%
1.55% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$87,722
2.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$702,300
3.55% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
464,037
1.43% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Urban Honolulu, HI had a population of 980k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $87,722. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Urban Honolulu, HI declined from 984,821 to 979,682, a −0.522% decrease and its median household income grew from $85,857 to $87,722, a 2.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Urban Honolulu, HI are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (41.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (18.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (9.28%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.85%).

None of the households in Urban Honolulu, HI 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.

92.4% of the residents in Urban Honolulu, HI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,519 degrees awarded in 2020), Kapiolani Community College (1,100 degrees), and Leeward Community College (1,087 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI was $702,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.5%.

Most people in Urban Honolulu, HI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Urban Honolulu, HI is home to a population of 980k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 19.5% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were born outside of the country (191k people).

In 2020, there were 2.26 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (408k people) in Urban Honolulu, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.4%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.4% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Urban Honolulu, HI
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    408k ± 3.16k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    181k ± 3.51k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    176k ± 254
10%
Hispanic Population
98.4k people

In 2020, there were 2.26 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (408k people) in Urban Honolulu, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Urban Honolulu, HI are hispanic (98.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Urban Honolulu, HI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Hawaii.
Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    115,609 ± 8,001 people
  2. Japan
    23,716 ± 3,749 people
  3. China
    19,345 ± 3,391 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 115,609 Hawaii residents, followed by Japan with 23,716 and China with 19,345.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
191k people
19.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
194k people

As of 2020, 19.5% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents (191k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    25,840 ± 1,231
  2. Vietnam
    19,642 ± 777
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,774 ± 641

Urban Honolulu, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Urban Honolulu, HI employs 464k people. The largest industries in Urban Honolulu, HI are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,069 people), Accommodation & Food Services (55,298 people), and Retail Trade (52,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,757), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,029), and Public Administration ($63,584).

Males in Hawaii have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,372. The income inequality in Hawaii (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

464k
2020 Value
± 4,815
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 1.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 471k employees to 464k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,763 people), Sales & Related Occupations (50,239 people), and Management Occupations (44,496 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Urban Honolulu, HI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Hawaii (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

464k
2020 Value
± 4,815
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 1.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 471k employees to 464k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,069 people), Accommodation & Food Services (55,298 people), and Retail Trade (52,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Urban Honolulu, HI, though some of these residents may live in Urban Honolulu, HI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,208
Median earning men ± $498
$37,541
Median earning women ± $580

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,505), Information ($60,893), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,472).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,456), Construction ($49,390), and Information ($49,288).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Hawaii. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 10,622
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,875
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 4,698
    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. $10M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $4.35M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.27M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.5B
  2. $2.19B
  3. $2.12B

In 2020, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($2.19B) and Other foodstuffs ($2.12B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$32.4B
2020 Value in Hawaii
$52.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Hawaii
62.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $32.4B. This is expected to increase 62.8% to $52.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Hawaii 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 Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $674M
  2. $274M
  3. $262M

In 2020, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $674M, followed by Texas with $274M and Florida and $262M.

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

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Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono are the senators currently representing the state of Hawaii. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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

US Senators from Hawaii

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Brian Schatz
Senator from Hawaii3
Assumed office on December 26, 2012
Appointed to the seat following the death of Daniel Inouye.
Mazie Hirono
Senator from Hawaii1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono are the senators currently representing Hawaii.

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

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US Representatives from Hawaii

Hawaii is currently represented by 2 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 Hawaii have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Urban Honolulu, HI awarded 11,328 degrees. The student population of Urban Honolulu, HI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 19,196 male students and 30,760 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are Asian (3,818 and 36.7%), followed by Two or More Races (2,514 and 24.2%), White (1,869 and 18%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,132 and 10.9%).

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,519 and 39.9%), Kapiolani Community College (1,100 and 9.71%), and Leeward Community College (1,087 and 9.6%).

The most popular majors in Urban Honolulu, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,339 and 11.8%), General Business Administration & Management (786 and 6.94%), and Registered Nursing (399 and 3.52%).

The median tuition costs in Urban Honolulu, HI are $19,100 for private four year colleges, and $9,324 and $26,820 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Urban Honolulu, HI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 49,956 (38.4% men and 61.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 49,956 students enrolled in Urban Honolulu, HI, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 15,263 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 590 degree-majors awarded
  2. 306 degree-majors awarded
  3. 303 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Urban Honolulu, HI was General Business Administration & Management with 590 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,519 degrees awarded
  2. 1,100 degrees awarded
  3. 1,087 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 4,519 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,655 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Urban Honolulu, HI, which is 0.698 times less than the 6,673 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 3,818 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2,514 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($25,387) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($650) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,754) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.691% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.814% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (324k), Some college (249k), and Bachelors Degree (229k).

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 Urban Honolulu, HI was $702,300 in 2020, which is 3.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $678,200 to $702,300, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Urban Honolulu, HI is 57.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Urban Honolulu, HI have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Urban Honolulu, HI is $87,722. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Urban Honolulu, HI was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $87,722, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $84,363 and $82,818.

Property

$702,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,302
$182,360
Median Property Taxes
±$2,948

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 Urban Honolulu, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Urban Honolulu, HI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.5%
Homeownership
2020
73.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.5% of the housing units in Urban Honolulu, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Urban Honolulu, HI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Urban Honolulu, HI was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $87,722, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $84,363 and $82,818.

The following map shows all of the counties in Urban Honolulu, HI 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.
$87,722
Median Household Income
± $1,252
317k
Number of Households
± 3,851

In 2020, the median household income of the 317k households in Urban Honolulu, HI grew to $87,722 from the previous year's value of $85,857.

The following chart displays the households in Urban Honolulu, HI 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 Urban Honolulu, HI is from Hawaii.
0.428
2020 Wage GINI in Hawaii
0.426
2019 Wage GINI in Hawaii

In 2020, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.355% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hawaii in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (64%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Public Transit (8.38%)

In 2018, 64% of workers in Urban Honolulu, HI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.38%).

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

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Urban Honolulu, HI have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Urban Honolulu, HI 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 Urban Honolulu, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Urban Honolulu, HI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Urban Honolulu, HI (79.8k out of 947k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Urban Honolulu, HI is Asian, followed by Pacific Islander 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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96.4% of the population of Urban Honolulu, HI has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 6.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Hawaii was $7,299 in 2014. This is a 4.95% increase from the previous year ($6,955).

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see 1127 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1142 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Hawaii, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,127 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hawaii

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,127 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,142 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Hawaii across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.57%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
6.58%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI declined by 10.7% from 4% to 3.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Urban Honolulu, HI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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