Amsterdam, NY

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Population

49,500

0.336% decline

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$47,449

6.73% growth

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Number of Employees

21,956

0.508% growth

Median Property Value

$99,900

0.807% growth

About

In 2017, Amsterdam, NY had a population of 49.5k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $47,449. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Amsterdam, NY declined from 49,667 to 49,500, a -0.336% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,455 to $47,449, a 6.73% increase.

The population of Amsterdam, NY is 82.6% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.03% Two or More Races. 13.6% of the people in Amsterdam, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (431 degrees awarded in 2016) and Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (33 degrees).

The median property value in Amsterdam, NY is $99,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Amsterdam, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Amsterdam, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Amsterdam, NY employs 22k people. The largest industries in Amsterdam, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,055 people), Retail Trade (3,051 people), and Manufacturing (2,993 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,833), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,322).

Median household income in Amsterdam, NY is $47,449. Males in Amsterdam, 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 Amsterdam, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,449

2017 value

± $2,192

6.73%

1 Year Growth

± 6.1%

Households in Amsterdam, NY have a median annual income of $47,449, 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 $44,455 in 2016, which represents a 6.73% 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 Amsterdam, NY 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 Amsterdam, NY 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 Amsterdam, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amsterdam, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $108,133, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $99,479 and $94,750.

The following map shows all of the counties in Amsterdam, 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

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amsterdam, NY (9.49k out of 48.4k 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 Females 35 - 44 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

    7,388 ± 475

  2. Hispanic

    2,487 ± 259

  3. Other

    1,100 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amsterdam, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

22k

2017 Value

± 807

0.508%

1 Year growth

± 5.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 0.508%, from 21.8k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amsterdam, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,281 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,971 people), and Production Occupations (1,889 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amsterdam, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Amsterdam, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,281 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,971 people), and Production Occupations (1,889 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Amsterdam, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.52 times), and Production Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amsterdam, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,993), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,682).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22k

2017 Value

± 807

0.508%

1 Year growth

± 5.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 0.508%, from 21.8k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amsterdam, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,055 people), Retail Trade (3,051 people), and Manufacturing (2,993 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amsterdam, NY, though some of these residents may live in Amsterdam, 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 Amsterdam, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,055 people), Retail Trade (3,051 people), and Manufacturing (2,993 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Amsterdam, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.54 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.45 times), and Manufacturing (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amsterdam, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,833), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,322).

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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 with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $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

91.8% of the population of Amsterdam, NY has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 9.55% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Amsterdam, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 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

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1202 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 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%).

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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$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

8.16%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

25.9%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

9.55%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amsterdam, NY declined by 6.92% from 8.77% to 8.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amsterdam, 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

Amsterdam, NY is home to a population of 49.5k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.43% of Amsterdam, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Amsterdam, NY is composed of 40.9k White Alone residents (82.6%), 6.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 1.01k Two or More Races residents (2.03%), 618 Black or African American Alone residents (1.25%), 366 Asian Alone residents (0.739%), 105 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.212%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0646%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Amsterdam, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,205 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (584 speakers), and Polish (365 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Amsterdam, NY was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Amsterdam, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Amsterdam, NY residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.43% of Amsterdam, NY residents 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 Amsterdam, NY was 3.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Amsterdam, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Amsterdam, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Amsterdam, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Amsterdam, NY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.9k ± 58

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.51k ± 656

  3. Two or More Races

    1.01k ± 153

In 2017, there were 6.28 times more White Alone residents (40.9k people) in Amsterdam, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.51k Hispanic or Latino and 1.01k 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 Amsterdam, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,205 speakers (8.98%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    584 speakers (1.25%)

  3. Polish

    365 speakers (0.78%)

13.6% of Amsterdam, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Amsterdam, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.98% of the overall population of Amsterdam, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.25% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.78% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,008 ± 147

  2. Korea

    402 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    346 ± 100

Amsterdam, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Amsterdam, NY awarded 464 degrees. The student population of Amsterdam, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,123 male students and 1,536 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amsterdam, NY are White (326 and 73.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (54 and 12.2%), Black or African American (38 and 8.6%), and Asian (10 and 2.26%).

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY by number of degrees awarded are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (431 and 92.9%) and Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (33 and 7.11%).

The most popular majors in Amsterdam, NY are General Studies (171 and 36.9%), General Business Administration & Management (43 and 9.27%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (33 and 7.11%).

The median tuition costs in Amsterdam, NY are $N/A 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Amsterdam, NY was General Studies with 145 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 431 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Amsterdam, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fulton-Montgomery Community College with 431 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

167

Degrees Awarded to Men

297

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amsterdam, NY, which is 0.562 times less than the 297 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    326 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Amsterdam, NY were to White students. These 326 degrees mean that there were 6.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amsterdam, NY was $99,900 in 2017, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,100 to $99,900, a 0.807% increase. The homeownership rate in Amsterdam, NY is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amsterdam, NY have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Amsterdam, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,449

Median Household Income

± $2,192

19.7k

Number of Households

± 729

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.7k households in Amsterdam, NY grew to $47,449 from the previous year's value of $44,455.

The following chart displays the households in Amsterdam, 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

$99,900

2017 Median

± $3,850

$99,100

2016 Median

± $2,959

In 2017, the median property value in Amsterdam, NY grew to to $99,900 from the previous year's value of $99,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Amsterdam, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amsterdam, NY have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Amsterdam, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Amsterdam, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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