Stark County, OH

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Population

372,542

0.286% decline

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$50,984

0.0196% decline

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

173,722

3.29% decline

Median Property Value

$132,200

1.85% growth

About

In 2017, Stark County, OH had a population of 373k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $50,984. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stark County, OH declined from 373,612 to 372,542, a -0.286% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,994 to $50,984, a -0.0196% decrease.

The population of Stark County, OH is 86.3% White Alone, 6.6% Black or African American Alone, and 3.96% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Stark County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stark County, OH are Stark State College (1,988 degrees awarded in 2016), Walsh University (753 degrees), and Kent State University at Stark (640 degrees).

The median property value in Stark County, OH is $132,200, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Stark County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Stark County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stark County, OH employs 174k people. The largest industries in Stark County, OH are Manufacturing (32,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,298 people), and Retail Trade (21,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,561), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,620), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,593).

Median household income in Stark County, OH is $50,984. Males in Stark County, OH have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,904. The income inequality in Stark County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,984

2017 value

± $2,244

-0.0196%

1 Year Growth

± 5.49%

Households in Stark County, OH have a median annual income of $50,984, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,994 in 2016, which represents a -0.0196% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,297

Average Male Salary

± $959

$46,904

Average Female Salary

± $740

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $73,640 ± $48,775

  2. Asian

    $63,304 ± $4,969

  3. American Indian

    $53,849 ± $24,595

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stark County, OH is from Ohio.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.19% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 7113.12

  2. Census Tract 7111.21

  3. Census Tract 7111.22

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stark County, OH was Census Tract 7113.12 with a value of $105,040, followed by Census Tract 7111.21 and Census Tract 7111.22, with respective values of $102,667 and $99,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stark County, OH (50.9k out of 365k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    36,999 ± 1,256

  2. Black

    8,923 ± 610

  3. Two Or More

    4,223 ± 480

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stark County, OH 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

174k

2017 Value

± 6,575

-3.29%

1 Year decline

± 5.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stark County, OH declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 180k employees to 174k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stark County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,368 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,149 people), and Management Occupations (16,074 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,368 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,149 people), and Management Occupations (16,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stark County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.68 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stark County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,543), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,532), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,174).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

174k

2017 Value

± 6,575

-3.29%

1 Year decline

± 5.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stark County, OH declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 180k employees to 174k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stark County, OH, are Manufacturing (32,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,298 people), and Retail Trade (21,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stark County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (32,662 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,298 people), and Retail Trade (21,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stark County, OH has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.43 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.94 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stark County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,561), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,620), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,593).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of Stark County, OH has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Stark County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Stark County, OH see 1280 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.852% decrease from the previous year (1291 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1570 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,280 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stark County, OH see an average of 1,280 patients per year. This represents a 0.852% decrease from the previous year (1,291 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stark County, OH 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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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

6.69%

Uninsured

47.2%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stark County, OH grew by 59.3% from 4.2% to 6.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stark County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Stark County, OH is home to a population of 373k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Stark County, OH residents were born outside of the country (7.78k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Stark County, OH is composed of 322k White Alone residents (86.3%), 24.6k Black or African American Alone residents (6.6%), 14.8k Two or More Races residents (3.96%), 7.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.06%), 2.39k Asian Alone residents (0.641%), 767 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.206%), 677 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.182%), and 43 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0115%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stark County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stark County, OH was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Stark County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stark County, OH residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.78k people

2.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.72k people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Stark County, OH residents (7.78k 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 Stark County, OH was 2.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    63,926 ± 6,190 people

  2. Mexico

    49,870 ± 5,471 people

  3. China

    31,441 ± 4,347 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 63,926 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 49,870 and China with 31,441.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Stark County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stark County, OH was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    322k ± 663

  2. Black or African American Alone

    24.6k ± 2.07k

  3. Two or More Races

    14.8k ± 2.66k

In 2017, there were 13.1 times more White Alone residents (322k people) in Stark County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.6k Black or African American Alone and 14.8k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Stark County, OH 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

    7,936 ± 987

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,068 ± 1,114

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,639 ± 746

Stark County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Stark County, OH awarded 4,981 degrees. The student population of Stark County, OH is skewed towards women, with 10,329 male students and 14,791 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stark County, OH are White (3,935 and 79.6%), followed by Black or African American (417 and 8.43%), Unknown (325 and 6.57%), and Two or More Races (105 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Stark County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Stark State College (1,988 and 39.9%), Walsh University (753 and 15.1%), and Kent State University at Stark (640 and 12.8%).

The most popular majors in Stark County, OH are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (613 and 12.3%), Registered Nursing (377 and 7.57%), and General Business Administration & Management (360 and 7.23%).

The median tuition costs in Stark County, OH are $27,872 for private four year colleges, and $5,664 and $14,028 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 599 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

  3. 159 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Stark County, OH was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 599 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,988 degrees awarded

  2. 753 degrees awarded

  3. 640 degrees awarded

$5,664

Median In-State Public

$27,872

Median Private

In 2016, the Stark County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stark State College with 1,988 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,884

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,097

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,884 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stark County, OH, which is 0.608 times less than the 3,097 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

    3,935 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    417 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    325 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stark County, OH were to White students. These 3,935 degrees mean that there were 9.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 417 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stark County, OH was $132,200 in 2017, which is 0.608 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,800 to $132,200, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Stark County, OH is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stark County, OH have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stark County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,984

Median Household Income

± $2,244

154k

Number of Households

± 5,668

In 2017, the median household income of the 154k households in Stark County, OH declined from $50,984 from the previous year's value of $50,994.

The following chart displays the households in Stark County, OH 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

$132,200

2017 Median

± $3,186

$129,800

2016 Median

± $3,715

In 2017, the median property value in Stark County, OH grew to to $132,200 from the previous year's value of $129,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Stark County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stark County, OH 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 Stark County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stark County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stark County, OH have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Stark County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stark County, OH was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.72%) and those who Worked At Home (4.59%).

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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