Yolo County, CA

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Population

212,605

1.4% growth

Median Age

30.9


Median Household Income

$61,621

6.86% growth

Poverty Rate

19.4%


Number of Employees

95,944

2.23% growth

Median Property Value

$370,800

7.11% growth

About

In 2017, Yolo County, CA had a population of 213k people with a median age of 30.9 and a median household income of $61,621. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yolo County, CA grew from 209,671 to 212,605, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $57,663 to $61,621, a 6.86% increase.

The population of Yolo County, CA is 47.5% White Alone, 31.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.6% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Yolo County, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yolo County, CA are University of California-Davis (10,311 degrees awarded in 2016), Woodland Community College (344 degrees), and Cambridge Junior College-Woodland (41 degrees).

The median property value in Yolo County, CA is $370,800, and the homeownership rate is 51.9%. Most people in Yolo County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Yolo County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Yolo County, CA employs 95.9k people. The largest industries in Yolo County, CA are Educational Services (17,990 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,484 people), and Retail Trade (9,690 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,540), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,732), and Finance & Insurance ($68,616).

Median household income in Yolo County, CA is $61,621. Males in Yolo County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Yolo County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,621

2017 value

± $1,733

6.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.77%

Households in Yolo County, CA have a median annual income of $61,621, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,663 in 2016, which represents a 6.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yolo County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 106.05

  2. Census Tract 104.02

  3. Census Tract 106.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yolo County, CA was Census Tract 106.05 with a value of $118,176, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 106.07, with respective values of $117,115 and $111,389.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yolo County, CA (39.7k out of 205k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    21,344 ± 1,071

  2. Hispanic

    11,664 ± 808

  3. Asian

    8,981 ± 499

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yolo County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

95.9k

2017 Value

± 2,262

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 3.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yolo County, CA grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 93.9k employees to 95.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yolo County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,446 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,155 people), and Management Occupations (9,504 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yolo County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yolo County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,446 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,155 people), and Management Occupations (9,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yolo County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.51 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.3 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yolo County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,864), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($103,761), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,450).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

95.9k

2017 Value

± 2,262

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 3.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yolo County, CA grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 93.9k employees to 95.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yolo County, CA, are Educational Services (17,990 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,484 people), and Retail Trade (9,690 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yolo County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Yolo County, CA 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 Yolo County, CA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (17,990 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,484 people), and Retail Trade (9,690 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yolo County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.73 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.02 times), and Public Administration (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yolo County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,540), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,732), and Finance & Insurance ($68,616).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Yolo County, CA has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 8.15% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.862% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Yolo County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Yolo County, CA see 832 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

832 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Yolo County, CA see an average of 832 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yolo County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

7.71%

Uninsured

51.9%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

8.15%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

0.862%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yolo County, CA declined by 18.3% from 9.44% to 7.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yolo County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Yolo County, CA is home to a population of 213k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.7% of Yolo County, CA residents were born outside of the country (48.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Yolo County, CA is composed of 101k White Alone residents (47.5%), 66.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (31.4%), 28.9k Asian Alone residents (13.6%), 9.38k Two or More Races residents (4.41%), 4.71k Black or African American Alone residents (2.21%), 848 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.399%), 548 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.258%), and 412 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.194%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Yolo County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yolo County, CA was 30.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Yolo County, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Yolo County, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

48.2k people

22.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

46.5k people

As of 2017, 22.7% of Yolo County, CA residents (48.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yolo County, CA was 22.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2017 Citizenship

88%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.7% of Yolo County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yolo County, CA was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    101k ± 217

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    66.8k ± 2.49k

  3. Asian Alone

    28.9k ± 715

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more White Alone residents (101k people) in Yolo County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.8k Hispanic or Latino and 28.9k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Yolo County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Yolo County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Yolo County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Yolo County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,867 ± 336

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,480 ± 299

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    970 ± 206

Yolo County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Yolo County, CA awarded 10,696 degrees. The student population of Yolo County, CA is skewed towards women, with 16,649 male students and 23,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yolo County, CA are White (3,615 and 37.3%), followed by Asian (3,177 and 32.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,824 and 18.8%), and Two or More Races (527 and 5.44%).

The largest universities in Yolo County, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Davis (10,311 and 96.4%), Woodland Community College (344 and 3.22%), and Cambridge Junior College-Woodland (41 and 0.383%).

The most popular majors in Yolo County, CA are Other Research & Experimental Psychology (738 and 6.9%), General Economics (556 and 5.2%), and Business & Managerial Economics (493 and 4.61%).

The median tuition costs in Yolo County, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,220 and $37,902 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 738 degrees awarded

  2. 541 degrees awarded

  3. 493 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Yolo County, CA was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 738 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,311 degrees awarded

  2. 344 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

$11,220

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Yolo County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Davis with 10,311 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,586

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,110

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,586 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yolo County, CA, which is 0.751 times less than the 6,110 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,615 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    3,177 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,824 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Yolo County, CA were to White students. These 3,615 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3,177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yolo County, CA was $370,800 in 2017, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $346,200 to $370,800, a 7.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Yolo County, CA is 51.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yolo County, CA have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yolo County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,621

Median Household Income

± $1,733

72.8k

Number of Households

± 1,728

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.8k households in Yolo County, CA grew to $61,621 from the previous year's value of $57,663.

The following chart displays the households in Yolo County, CA 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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Housing

Property Value

$370,800

2017 Median

± $6,354

$346,200

2016 Median

± $6,164

In 2017, the median property value in Yolo County, CA grew to to $370,800 from the previous year's value of $346,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Yolo County, CA 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 Yolo County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Yolo County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yolo County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.9%

2017 Homeownership

51.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.9% of the housing units in Yolo County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Yolo County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yolo County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yolo County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yolo County, CA have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Yolo County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Bicycle

    8.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Yolo County, CA was Drove Alone (67%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Bicycle (8.33%).

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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