Allegany County, NY

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Population

47,400

0.629% decline

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$45,359

2.89% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

20,132

0.872% decline

Median Property Value

$73,300

1.66% growth

About

In 2017, Allegany County, NY had a population of 47.4k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $45,359. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allegany County, NY declined from 47,700 to 47,400, a -0.629% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,085 to $45,359, a 2.89% increase.

The population of Allegany County, NY is 94.5% White Alone, 1.54% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.38% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Allegany County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allegany County, NY are SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (1,083 degrees awarded in 2016), Alfred University (645 degrees), and Houghton College (292 degrees).

The median property value in Allegany County, NY is $73,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Allegany County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegany County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Allegany County, NY employs 20.1k people. The largest industries in Allegany County, NY are Educational Services (3,565 people), Manufacturing (3,135 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,959 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,054), Utilities ($53,819), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,958).

Median household income in Allegany County, NY is $45,359. Males in Allegany County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Allegany County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,359

2017 value

± $1,489

2.89%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

Households in Allegany County, NY have a median annual income of $45,359, 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 $44,085 in 2016, which represents a 2.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allegany County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9509

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9508

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegany County, NY was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $52,693, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9508, with respective values of $51,250 and $48,077.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegany County, NY (6.99k out of 42.4k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 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. White

    6,730 ± 371

  2. Hispanic

    143 ± 91

  3. Two Or More

    129 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allegany County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.1k

2017 Value

± 592

-0.872%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegany County, NY declined at a rate of -0.872%, from 20.3k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegany County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,291 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,876 people), and Production Occupations (1,779 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allegany County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allegany County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,291 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,876 people), and Production Occupations (1,779 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegany County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.54 times), and Production Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allegany County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($65,500), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($64,420), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.1k

2017 Value

± 592

-0.872%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegany County, NY declined at a rate of -0.872%, from 20.3k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegany County, NY, are Educational Services (3,565 people), Manufacturing (3,135 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,959 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allegany County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Allegany County, NY 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 Allegany County, NY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,565 people), Manufacturing (3,135 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,959 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegany County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.6 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.91 times), and Manufacturing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allegany County, NY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,054), Utilities ($53,819), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,958).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Allegany County, NY has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Allegany County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, NY see 2498 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.9% increase from the previous year (2273 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3363 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,498 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, NY see an average of 2,498 patients per year. This represents a 9.9% increase from the previous year (2,273 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegany County, NY 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

8.12%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegany County, NY declined by 7.79% from 8.8% to 8.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allegany County, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Allegany County, NY is home to a population of 47.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.43% of Allegany County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Allegany County, NY is composed of 44.8k White Alone residents (94.5%), 732 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.54%), 652 Black or African American Alone residents (1.38%), 550 Asian Alone residents (1.16%), 484 Two or More Races residents (1.02%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.27%), 62 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.131%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0148%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Allegany County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allegany County, NY was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Allegany County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Allegany County, NY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.15k people

2.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.1k people

As of 2017, 2.43% of Allegany County, NY residents (1.15k 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 Allegany County, NY was 2.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Allegany County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allegany County, NY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.8k ± 46

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    732 ± 93.7

  3. Black or African American Alone

    652 ± 71

In 2017, there were 61.2 times more White Alone residents (44.8k people) in Allegany County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 732 Hispanic or Latino and 652 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 Allegany County, NY 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 Allegany County, NY 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 Allegany County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Allegany County, NY 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

    1,507 ± 141

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    475 ± 97

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    389 ± 101

Allegany County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Allegany County, NY awarded 2,020 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, NY is skewed towards men, with 3,873 male students and 3,311 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allegany County, NY are White (1,508 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (145 and 7.37%), Unknown (134 and 6.81%), and Hispanic or Latino (109 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Allegany County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (1,083 and 53.6%), Alfred University (645 and 31.9%), and Houghton College (292 and 14.5%).

The most popular majors in Allegany County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (130 and 6.44%), Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (87 and 4.31%), and Registered Nursing (86 and 4.26%).

The median tuition costs in Allegany County, NY are $28,122 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $13,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 89 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allegany County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 89 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,083 degrees awarded

  2. 645 degrees awarded

  3. 292 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$28,122

Median Private

In 2016, the Allegany County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College of Technology at Alfred with 1,083 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

992

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,028

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 992 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allegany County, NY, which is 0.965 times less than the 1,028 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Allegany County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,508 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    145 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    134 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allegany County, NY were to White students. These 1,508 degrees mean that there were 10.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 145 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, NY was $73,300 in 2017, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $72,100 to $73,300, a 1.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegany County, NY is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allegany County, NY have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegany County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,359

Median Household Income

± $1,489

18.1k

Number of Households

± 556

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.1k households in Allegany County, NY grew to $45,359 from the previous year's value of $44,085.

The following chart displays the households in Allegany County, NY 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

$73,300

2017 Median

± $1,647

$72,100

2016 Median

± $1,584

In 2017, the median property value in Allegany County, NY grew to to $73,300 from the previous year's value of $72,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allegany County, NY 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 Allegany County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in Allegany County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegany County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Allegany County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Walked

    12.4%

  3. Carpooled

    7.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allegany County, NY was Drove Alone (75.1%), followed by those who Walked (12.4%) and those who Carpooled (7.79%).

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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