Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

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Population

109,317

0.553% decline

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$49,780

2.79% growth

Number of Employees

49,470

1.7% decline

Median Property Value

$95,800

3.9% growth

About

In 2017, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS had a population of 109k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $49,780. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined from 109,925 to 109,317, a -0.553% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,428 to $49,780, a 2.79% increase.

The population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is 90.2% White Alone, 6.22% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.39% Two or More Races. 5.71% of the people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Fort Hays State University (3,387 degrees awarded in 2016), Colby Community College (286 degrees), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (270 degrees).

The median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is $95,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS employs 49.5k people. The largest industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Elementary & secondary schools (4,395 people), Hospitals (3,582 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,735 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($229,533), Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products ($92,695), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($87,543).

Median household income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is $49,780. Males in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,604. The income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,780

2017 value

± $1,083

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 3.52%

Households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a median annual income of $49,780, 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 $48,428 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,540

Average Male Salary

± $7,579

$35,604

Average Female Salary

± $5,841

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $57,574 ± $92,863

  2. White

    $37,738 ± $4,472

  3. Two or More Races

    $28,674 ± $20,684

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.53 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.425

2017 Wage GINI

0.43

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 0.425 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.16% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $105,892, followed by Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS and Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $88,002 and $82,992.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.5k

2017 Value

-1.7%

1 Year decline

± -1.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of -1.7%, from 50.3k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,902 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,900 people), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (1,663 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,902 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,900 people), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (1,663 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (18.2 times higher than expected), Pumping station operators (17 times), and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (15.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($237,396), Pharmacists ($137,511), and Chief executives & legislators ($108,173).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.5k

2017 Value

-1.7%

1 Year decline

± -1.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of -1.7%, from 50.3k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,395 people), Hospitals (3,582 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,735 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,395 people), Hospitals (3,582 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (31.1 times higher than expected), Animal production & aquaculture (12.8 times), and Agricultural implement manufacturing (7.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($229,533), Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products ($92,695), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($87,543).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 9.38% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.

1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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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%).

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.

$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.79%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

9.38%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

18.9%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 7.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is home to a population of 109k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is composed of 98.6k White Alone residents (90.2%), 6.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.22%), 1.52k Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 877 Black or African American Alone residents (0.802%), 828 Asian Alone residents (0.757%), 487 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.445%), 123 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.113%), and 53 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0485%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Spanish (4,027 speakers), German (549 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (341 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

2.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.19k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 2.9%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,173 ± 1,133 people

  2. China

    476 ± 534 people

  3. Turkey

    178 ± 327 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 2,173 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents, followed by China with 476 and Turkey with 178.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    98.6k ± 48

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.8k ± 638

  3. Two or More Races

    1.52k ± 230

In 2017, there were 14.5 times more White Alone residents (98.6k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.8k Hispanic or Latino and 1.52k 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,027 speakers (3.93%)

  2. German

    549 speakers (0.535%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    341 speakers (0.332%)

5.71% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Spanish. 3.93% of the overall population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are native Spanish speakers. 0.535% speak German and 0.332% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 3,987 degrees. The student population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is skewed towards women, with 6,680 male students and 10,079 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (2,291 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (225 and 8.1%), Black or African American (112 and 4.03%), and Two or More Races (59 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,387 and 85%), Colby Community College (286 and 7.17%), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (270 and 6.77%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are General Business Administration & Management (558 and 14%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (545 and 13.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (540 and 13.5%).

The median tuition costs in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,789 and $13,331 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was General Business Administration & Management with 501 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,387 degrees awarded

  2. 286 degrees awarded

  3. 270 degrees awarded

$3,789

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,387 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,562

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,425

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,562 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, which is 0.644 times less than the 2,425 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

    2,291 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    225 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    112 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS were to White students. These 2,291 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 225 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $95,800 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $95,800, a 3.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$49,780

Median Household Income

± $1,083

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to $49,780 from the previous year's value of $48,428.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,800

2017 Median

± $2,657

$92,200

2016 Median

± $2,923

In 2017, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to to $95,800 from the previous year's value of $92,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

13 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    7.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.95%) and those who Worked At Home (5.76%).

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