Murfreesboro, NC

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Population

2,952

0.0339% growth

Median Age

28.6


Median Household Income

$42,148

1.12% decline

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

1,121

5.32% decline

Median Property Value

$128,600

2.5% decline

About

In 2017, Murfreesboro, NC had a population of 2.95k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $42,148. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Murfreesboro, NC grew from 2,951 to 2,952, a 0.0339% increase and its median household income declined from $42,625 to $42,148, a -1.12% decrease.

The population of Murfreesboro, NC is 51% Black or African American Alone, 43% White Alone, and 4.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Murfreesboro, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, NC are Chowan University (214 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Murfreesboro, NC is $128,600, and the homeownership rate is 53.7%. Most people in Murfreesboro, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Murfreesboro, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Murfreesboro, NC employs 1.12k people. The largest industries in Murfreesboro, NC are Educational Services (284 people), Retail Trade (183 people), and Manufacturing (120 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,542), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($43,424).

Median household income in Murfreesboro, NC is $42,148. Males in Murfreesboro, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Murfreesboro, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,148

2017 value

± $6,772

-1.12%

1 Year Growth

± 24%

Households in Murfreesboro, NC have a median annual income of $42,148, 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 $42,625 in 2016, which represents a -1.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Murfreesboro, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murfreesboro, NC was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $29,779, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murfreesboro, NC (453 out of 2.26k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Black

    394 ± 148

  2. White

    51 ± 62

  3. Hispanic

    7 ± 61

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

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

1.12k

2017 Value

± 185

-5.32%

1 Year decline

± 24.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murfreesboro, NC declined at a rate of -5.32%, from 1.18k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murfreesboro, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (192 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (162 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (192 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (162 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Murfreesboro, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.54 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.17 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Murfreesboro, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($97,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($76,250), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($55,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.12k

2017 Value

± 185

-5.32%

1 Year decline

± 24.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murfreesboro, NC declined at a rate of -5.32%, from 1.18k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murfreesboro, NC, are Educational Services (284 people), Retail Trade (183 people), and Manufacturing (120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Murfreesboro, NC, though some of these residents may live in Murfreesboro, NC 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 Murfreesboro, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (284 people), Retail Trade (183 people), and Manufacturing (120 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Murfreesboro, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.79 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.73 times), and Retail Trade (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Murfreesboro, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,542), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($43,424).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

93.2% of the population of Murfreesboro, NC has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Murfreesboro, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Murfreesboro, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

6.84%

Uninsured

47%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murfreesboro, NC declined by 18.6% from 8.4% to 6.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Murfreesboro, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Murfreesboro, NC is home to a population of 2.95k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.28% of Murfreesboro, NC residents were born outside of the country (156 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Murfreesboro, NC is composed of 1.51k Black or African American Alone residents (51%), 1.27k White Alone residents (43%), 141 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.78%), 33 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.169%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Murfreesboro, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.6

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Murfreesboro, NC was 28.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Murfreesboro, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Murfreesboro, NC residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

156 people

4.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

129 people

As of 2017, 5.28% of Murfreesboro, NC residents (156 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 Murfreesboro, NC was 4.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Murfreesboro, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Murfreesboro, NC was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.51k ± 200

  2. White Alone

    1.27k ± 190

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    141 ± 115

In 2017, there were 1.19 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.51k people) in Murfreesboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k White Alone and 141 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Murfreesboro, NC 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 Murfreesboro, NC 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 Murfreesboro, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Murfreesboro, NC 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. Gulf War (1990s)

    47 ± 37

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 43

  3. Vietnam

    28 ± 25

Murfreesboro, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Murfreesboro, NC awarded 214 degrees. The student population of Murfreesboro, NC is skewed towards women, with 706 male students and 828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Murfreesboro, NC are Black or African American (147 and 70.3%), followed by White (50 and 23.9%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 2.87%), and Two or More Races (4 and 1.91%).

The largest universities in Murfreesboro, NC by number of degrees awarded are Chowan University (214 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Murfreesboro, NC are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 and 20.6%), General Psychology (32 and 15%), and General Business Administration & Management (26 and 12.1%).

The median tuition costs in Murfreesboro, NC are $23,930 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. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Murfreesboro, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

214 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,930

Median Private

In 2016, the Murfreesboro, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chowan University with 214 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

88

Degrees Awarded to Men

126

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 88 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Murfreesboro, NC, which is 0.698 times less than the 126 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  2. White

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Murfreesboro, NC were to Black or African American students. These 147 degrees mean that there were 2.94 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Murfreesboro, NC was $128,600 in 2017, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,900 to $128,600, a 2.5% decrease. The homeownership rate in Murfreesboro, NC is 53.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Murfreesboro, NC have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Murfreesboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,148

Median Household Income

± $6,772

1.04k

Number of Households

± 167

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.04k households in Murfreesboro, NC declined from $42,148 from the previous year's value of $42,625.

The following chart displays the households in Murfreesboro, NC 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

$128,600

2017 Median

± $13,127

$131,900

2016 Median

± $13,532

In 2017, the median property value in Murfreesboro, NC declined from to $128,600 from the previous year's value of $131,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

53.7%

2017 Homeownership

53.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.7% of the housing units in Murfreesboro, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Murfreesboro, NC 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 Murfreesboro, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Murfreesboro, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murfreesboro, NC have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Murfreesboro, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.9%

  2. Walked

    10.6%

  3. Carpooled

    10.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Murfreesboro, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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