Boone County, MO

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Population

174,589

1.05% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$52,005

2.35% growth

Number of Employees

92,859

1.48% growth

Median Property Value

$177,800

3.73% growth

About

In 2017, Boone County, MO had a population of 175k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $52,005. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boone County, MO grew from 172,773 to 174,589, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $50,813 to $52,005, a 2.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.51%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), and White (Hispanic) (1.93%). N/A% of the people in Boone County, MO speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boone County, MO are University of Missouri-Columbia (9,150 degrees awarded in 2017), Columbia College (177065) (4,874 degrees), and Stephens College (226 degrees).

The median property value in Boone County, MO is $177,800, and the homeownership rate is 54.8%. Most people in Boone County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, MO is 2 cars per household.

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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 Boone County, MO employs 92.9k people. The largest industries in Boone County, MO are Educational Services (16,009 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,640 people), and Retail Trade (11,265 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,155), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,946), and Public Administration ($50,214).

Median household income in Boone County, MO is $52,005. Males in Boone County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Boone County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,005

2017 value

± $1,208

2.35%

1 Year Growth

± 2.78%

Households in Boone County, MO have a median annual income of $52,005, 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 $50,813 in 2016, which represents a 2.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri 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

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Boone County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri 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 18.05

  2. Census Tract 12.02

  3. Census Tract 12.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, MO was Census Tract 18.05 with a value of $88,306, followed by Census Tract 12.02 and Census Tract 12.01, with respective values of $87,481 and $84,253.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, MO (31k out of 165k 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 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

    21,878 ± 1,091

  2. Black

    4,295 ± 599

  3. Asian

    2,134 ± 336

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boone County, MO is White, followed by Black 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

92.9k

2017 Value

± 2,412

1.48%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, MO grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 91.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,385 people), and Management Occupations (9,207 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boone County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,385 people), and Management Occupations (9,207 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.63 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boone County, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,954), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,911), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,231).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

92.9k

2017 Value

± 2,412

1.48%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, MO grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 91.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, MO, are Educational Services (16,009 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,640 people), and Retail Trade (11,265 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Boone County, MO 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 Boone County, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (16,009 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,640 people), and Retail Trade (11,265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, MO has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.86 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.36 times), and Utilities (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boone County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,155), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,946), and Public Administration ($50,214).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Boone County, MO has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 8.12% on Medicaid, 8.34% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Boone County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Boone County, MO see 893 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.35% decrease from the previous year (924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1620 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 322 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

893 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Boone County, MO see an average of 893 patients per year. This represents a 3.35% decrease from the previous year (924 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Boone County, MO 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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

7.39%

Uninsured

61.9%

Employer Coverage

8.12%

Medicaid

8.34%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, MO declined by 8.12% from 8.04% to 7.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boone County, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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

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Diversity

Boone County, MO is home to a population of 175k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.02% of Boone County, MO residents were born outside of the country (10.5k people).

In 2017, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Boone County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boone County, MO was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Boone County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Boone County, MO residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.5k people

6.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.8k people

As of 2017, 6.02% of Boone County, MO residents (10.5k 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 Boone County, MO was 6.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Boone County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, MO was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    139k ± 131

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14.9k ± 725

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    7.4k ± 505

In 2017, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Boone County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Boone County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,329 ± 326

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,836 ± 384

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,212 ± 245

Boone County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Boone County, MO awarded 14,387 degrees. The student population of Boone County, MO is skewed towards women, with 20,177 male students and 25,214 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boone County, MO are White (10,096 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,678 and 12.3%), Hispanic or Latino (747 and 5.49%), and Two or More Races (395 and 2.9%).

The largest universities in Boone County, MO by number of degrees awarded are University of Missouri-Columbia (9,150 and 63.6%), Columbia College (177065) (4,874 and 33.9%), and Stephens College (226 and 1.57%).

The most popular majors in Boone County, MO are General Business (1,592 and 11.1%), General Studies (1,498 and 10.4%), and Journalism (630 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Boone County, MO are $19,428 for private four year colleges, and $8,460 and $25,179 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,034 degrees awarded

  2. 613 degrees awarded

  3. 562 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boone County, MO was General Business with 1,034 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,150 degrees awarded

  2. 4,874 degrees awarded

  3. 226 degrees awarded

$8,460

Median In-State Public

$19,428

Median Private

In 2017, the Boone County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Missouri-Columbia with 9,150 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,196

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,191

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6,196 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boone County, MO, which is 0.756 times less than the 8,191 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Boone County, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,096 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,678 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    747 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boone County, MO were to White students. These 10,096 degrees mean that there were 6.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,678 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, MO was $177,800 in 2017, which is 0.774 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,400 to $177,800, a 3.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone County, MO is 54.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boone County, MO have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boone County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$177,800

2017 Median

± $4,015

$171,400

2016 Median

± $3,375

In 2017, the median property value in Boone County, MO grew to to $177,800 from the previous year's value of $171,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boone County, MO 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 Boone County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,005

Median Household Income

± $1,208

68.9k

Number of Households

± 1,984

In 2017, the median household income of the 68.9k households in Boone County, MO grew to $52,005 from the previous year's value of $50,813.

The following chart displays the households in Boone County, MO 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Boone County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boone County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.8%

2017 Homeownership

54.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.8% of the housing units in Boone County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.6%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, MO have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.885% of the workforce in Boone County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Boone County, MO was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11%) and those who Worked At Home (4.17%).

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

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