McMinn County, TN

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Population

52,569

0.0703% decline

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$39,990

3.44% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

20,840

1.46% growth

Median Property Value

$123,700

5.82% growth

About

In 2017, McMinn County, TN had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $39,990. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McMinn County, TN declined from 52,606 to 52,569, a -0.0703% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,661 to $39,990, a 3.44% increase.

The population of McMinn County, TN is 89.7% White Alone, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.57% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in McMinn County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McMinn County, TN are Tennessee Wesleyan University (281 degrees awarded in 2016) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens (149 degrees).

The median property value in McMinn County, TN is $123,700, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in McMinn County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in McMinn County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of McMinn County, TN employs 20.8k people. The largest industries in McMinn County, TN are Manufacturing (5,714 people), Retail Trade (2,496 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,058), and Wholesale Trade ($44,718).

Median household income in McMinn County, TN is $39,990. Males in McMinn County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in McMinn County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,990

2017 value

± $2,047

3.44%

1 Year Growth

± 7.43%

Households in McMinn County, TN have a median annual income of $39,990, 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 $38,661 in 2016, which represents a 3.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 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

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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 McMinn County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee 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 9704.02

  2. Census Tract 9701.02

  3. Census Tract 9704.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McMinn County, TN was Census Tract 9704.02 with a value of $55,966, followed by Census Tract 9701.02 and Census Tract 9704.01, with respective values of $50,539 and $44,667.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McMinn County, TN (10.1k out of 51.1k 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 Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    9,026 ± 656

  2. Hispanic

    585 ± 201

  3. Black

    568 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McMinn County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

20.8k

2017 Value

± 1,057

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 7.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McMinn County, TN grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 20.5k employees to 20.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McMinn County, TN, are Production Occupations (3,267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,703 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McMinn County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McMinn County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,703 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,592 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McMinn County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.7 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.08 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McMinn County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,030), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,364), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($54,111).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.8k

2017 Value

± 1,057

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 7.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McMinn County, TN grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 20.5k employees to 20.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McMinn County, TN, are Manufacturing (5,714 people), Retail Trade (2,496 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McMinn County, TN, though some of these residents may live in McMinn County, TN 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 McMinn County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,714 people), Retail Trade (2,496 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,411 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McMinn County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.71 times higher than expected), Construction (1.15 times), and Utilities (1.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McMinn County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,058), and Wholesale Trade ($44,718).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Health

89.6% of the population of McMinn County, TN has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of McMinn County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in McMinn County, TN see 2025 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0494% increase from the previous year (2024 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2517 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1762 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,025 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McMinn County, TN see an average of 2,025 patients per year. This represents a 0.0494% increase from the previous year (2,024 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McMinn County, TN 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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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

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

10.4%

Uninsured

42%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McMinn County, TN declined by 10.5% from 11.6% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McMinn County, TN 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. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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

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Diversity

McMinn County, TN is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.38% of McMinn County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McMinn County, TN is composed of 47.1k White Alone residents (89.7%), 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.68%), 1.88k Black or African American Alone residents (3.57%), 1.18k Two or More Races residents (2.24%), 302 Asian Alone residents (0.574%), 117 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.223%), 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0533%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McMinn County, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in McMinn County, TN was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in McMinn County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all McMinn County, TN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.25k people

2.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.32k people

As of 2017, 2.38% of McMinn County, TN residents (1.25k 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 McMinn County, TN was 2.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of McMinn County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McMinn County, TN was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47.1k ± 29

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.94k ± 301

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.88k ± 161

In 2017, there were 24.4 times more White Alone residents (47.1k people) in McMinn County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Hispanic or Latino and 1.88k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,328 ± 191

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    428 ± 154

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    384 ± 172

McMinn County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McMinn County, TN awarded 430 degrees. The student population of McMinn County, TN is skewed towards women, with 683 male students and 769 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McMinn County, TN are White (364 and 85.8%), followed by Black or African American (23 and 5.42%), Unknown (13 and 3.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in McMinn County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee Wesleyan University (281 and 65.3%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens (149 and 34.7%).

The most popular majors in McMinn County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (74 and 17.2%), Registered Nursing (61 and 14.2%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (34 and 7.91%).

The median tuition costs in McMinn County, TN are $22,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McMinn County, TN was Registered Nursing with 61 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 281 degrees awarded

  2. 149 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,000

Median Private

In 2016, the McMinn County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee Wesleyan University with 281 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

166

Degrees Awarded to Men

264

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 166 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McMinn County, TN, which is 0.629 times less than the 264 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

    364 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McMinn County, TN were to White students. These 364 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McMinn County, TN was $123,700 in 2017, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,900 to $123,700, a 5.82% increase. The homeownership rate in McMinn County, TN is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McMinn County, TN have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McMinn County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,990

Median Household Income

± $2,047

20.4k

Number of Households

± 989

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.4k households in McMinn County, TN grew to $39,990 from the previous year's value of $38,661.

The following chart displays the households in McMinn County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$123,700

2017 Median

± $5,639

$116,900

2016 Median

± $4,278

In 2017, the median property value in McMinn County, TN grew to to $123,700 from the previous year's value of $116,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in McMinn County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McMinn County, TN have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in McMinn County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McMinn County, TN was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.27%) and those who Worked At Home (3.3%).

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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