Bremerton, WA

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Population

39,584

0.498% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$48,757

2.95% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

16,425

4.01% growth

Median Property Value

$194,100

8.68% growth

About

In 2017, Bremerton, WA had a population of 39.6k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $48,757. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bremerton, WA grew from 39,388 to 39,584, a 0.498% increase and its median household income grew from $47,358 to $48,757, a 2.95% increase.

The population of Bremerton, WA is 70.8% White Alone, 8.79% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.08% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bremerton, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bremerton, WA are Olympic College (3,260 degrees awarded in 2016) and Everest College-Bremerton (85 degrees).

The median property value in Bremerton, WA is $194,100, and the homeownership rate is 43.1%. Most people in Bremerton, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bremerton, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bremerton, WA employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Bremerton, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,912 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,853 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,344), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,369), and Manufacturing ($60,057).

Median household income in Bremerton, WA is $48,757. Males in Bremerton, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Bremerton, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,757

2017 value

± $2,858

2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 8.74%

Households in Bremerton, WA have a median annual income of $48,757, 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 $47,358 in 2016, which represents a 2.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 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 Bremerton, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington 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 808

  2. Census Tract 811

  3. Census Tract 812

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bremerton, WA was Census Tract 808 with a value of $49,479, followed by Census Tract 811 and Census Tract 812, with respective values of $49,191 and $39,564.

The following map shows all of the places in Bremerton, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bremerton, WA (6.65k out of 36.7k 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 Males 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

    4,485 ± 463

  2. Black

    745 ± 232

  3. Hispanic

    668 ± 233

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bremerton, WA is White, followed by Black 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

16.4k

2017 Value

± 857

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bremerton, WA grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 15.8k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bremerton, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,233 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,600 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,599 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bremerton, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bremerton, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,233 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,600 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,599 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bremerton, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.92 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.67 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bremerton, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,629), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,304), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,094).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.4k

2017 Value

± 857

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bremerton, WA grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 15.8k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bremerton, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,912 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bremerton, WA, though some of these residents may live in Bremerton, WA 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 Bremerton, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,912 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bremerton, WA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.26 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.48 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bremerton, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,344), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,369), and Manufacturing ($60,057).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of Bremerton, WA has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 8.66% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 7.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bremerton, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Bremerton, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

9.21%

Uninsured

34.8%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

8.66%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

7.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bremerton, WA declined by 17.9% from 11.2% to 9.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bremerton, WA 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. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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

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Diversity

Bremerton, WA is home to a population of 39.6k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bremerton, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bremerton, WA is composed of 28k White Alone residents (70.8%), 3.48k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.79%), 3.2k Two or More Races residents (8.08%), 2.25k Black or African American Alone residents (5.67%), 2.03k Asian Alone residents (5.13%), 265 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.669%), 257 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.649%), and 70 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.177%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bremerton, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bremerton, WA was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Bremerton, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bremerton, WA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.09k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bremerton, WA residents (3.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bremerton, WA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Bremerton, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bremerton, WA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28k ± 770

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.48k ± 649

  3. Two or More Races

    3.2k ± 547

In 2017, there were 8.06 times more White Alone residents (28k people) in Bremerton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Hispanic or Latino and 3.2k 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 Bremerton, WA 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 Bremerton, WA 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 Bremerton, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bremerton, WA 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 (2001-)

    1,649 ± 295

  2. Vietnam

    1,178 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    719 ± 174

Bremerton, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bremerton, WA awarded 3,345 degrees. The student population of Bremerton, WA is skewed towards women, with 3,046 male students and 3,481 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bremerton, WA are White (2,445 and 73.6%), followed by Two or More Races (227 and 6.84%), Hispanic or Latino (189 and 5.69%), and Unknown (153 and 4.61%).

The largest universities in Bremerton, WA by number of degrees awarded are Olympic College (3,260 and 97.5%) and Everest College-Bremerton (85 and 2.54%).

The most popular majors in Bremerton, WA are Industrial Technology (1,368 and 40.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (560 and 16.7%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (336 and 10%).

The median tuition costs in Bremerton, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,393 and $3,839 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 328 degrees awarded

  2. 132 degrees awarded

  3. 661 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bremerton, WA was General Drafting & Design Technology with 328 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bremerton, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,260 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

$3,393

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bremerton, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olympic College with 3,260 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,929

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,416

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,929 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bremerton, WA, which is 1.36 times more than the 1,416 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bremerton, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,445 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    189 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bremerton, WA were to White students. These 2,445 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bremerton, WA was $194,100 in 2017, which is 0.892 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $178,600 to $194,100, a 8.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Bremerton, WA is 43.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bremerton, WA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bremerton, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,757

Median Household Income

± $2,858

16.5k

Number of Households

± 793

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.5k households in Bremerton, WA grew to $48,757 from the previous year's value of $47,358.

The following chart displays the households in Bremerton, WA 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

$194,100

2017 Median

± $7,138

$178,600

2016 Median

± $7,863

In 2017, the median property value in Bremerton, WA grew to to $194,100 from the previous year's value of $178,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bremerton, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bremerton, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

43.1%

2017 Homeownership

42.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.1% of the housing units in Bremerton, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.4%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bremerton, WA have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.14% of the workforce in Bremerton, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    60.5%

  2. Walked

    16.5%

  3. Public Transit

    10.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bremerton, WA was Drove Alone (60.5%), followed by those who Walked (16.5%) and those who Public Transit (10.8%).

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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