Boca Raton, FL

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Population

93,964

2.47% growth

Median Age

47.3


Median Household Income

$76,218

4.45% growth

Poverty Rate

8.42%


Number of Employees

45,864

2.93% growth

Median Property Value

$401,000

5.08% growth

About

In 2017, Boca Raton, FL had a population of 94k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $76,218. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boca Raton, FL grew from 91,702 to 93,964, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $72,970 to $76,218, a 4.45% increase.

The population of Boca Raton, FL is 77% White Alone, 13% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.22% Black or African American Alone. 24.2% of the people in Boca Raton, FL speak a non-English language, and 90.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boca Raton, FL are Florida Atlantic University (7,655 degrees awarded in 2016), Lynn University (766 degrees), and Everglades University (308 degrees).

The median property value in Boca Raton, FL is $401,000, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Boca Raton, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Boca Raton, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Boca Raton, FL employs 45.9k people. The largest industries in Boca Raton, FL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,948 people), Retail Trade (5,694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,702 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,082), and Finance & Insurance ($78,470).

Median household income in Boca Raton, FL is $76,218. Males in Boca Raton, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Boca Raton, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,218

2017 value

± $3,583

4.45%

1 Year Growth

± 6.13%

Households in Boca Raton, FL have a median annual income of $76,218, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,970 in 2016, which represents a 4.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Boca Raton, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Boca Raton, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boca Raton, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida 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 70.08

  2. Census Tract 70.07

  3. Census Tract 70.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boca Raton, FL was Census Tract 70.08 with a value of $140,238, followed by Census Tract 70.07 and Census Tract 70.05, with respective values of $119,087 and $115,781.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boca Raton, FL (7.65k out of 90.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 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

    5,536 ± 641

  2. Hispanic

    1,759 ± 381

  3. Other

    814 ± 313

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boca Raton, FL 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

45.9k

2017 Value

± 1,702

2.93%

1 Year growth

± 4.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boca Raton, FL grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 44.6k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boca Raton, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,788 people), Management Occupations (7,744 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,950 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boca Raton, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boca Raton, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,788 people), Management Occupations (7,744 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,950 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Boca Raton, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.9 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.75 times), and Management Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boca Raton, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,672), Legal Occupations ($84,506), and Management Occupations ($83,844).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.9k

2017 Value

± 1,702

2.93%

1 Year growth

± 4.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boca Raton, FL grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 44.6k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boca Raton, FL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,948 people), Retail Trade (5,694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,702 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boca Raton, FL, though some of these residents may live in Boca Raton, FL 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 Boca Raton, FL, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,948 people), Retail Trade (5,694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,702 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Boca Raton, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.78 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.85 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boca Raton, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,082), and Finance & Insurance ($78,470).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of Boca Raton, FL has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 5.63% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Boca Raton, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Boca Raton, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1376 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

9.24%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

5.63%

Medicaid

19.5%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boca Raton, FL declined by 12.4% from 10.5% to 9.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boca Raton, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Boca Raton, FL is home to a population of 94k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.1% of Boca Raton, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Boca Raton, FL is composed of 72.4k White Alone residents (77%), 12.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (13%), 3.96k Black or African American Alone residents (4.22%), 2.73k Asian Alone residents (2.9%), 1.79k Two or More Races residents (1.9%), 834 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.888%), 84 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0894%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Boca Raton, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,694 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1,847 speakers), and French Creole (1,352 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boca Raton, FL was 47.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Boca Raton, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Boca Raton, FL residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.1% of Boca Raton, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boca Raton, FL was 21.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Boca Raton, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Boca Raton, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

90.6%

2017 Citizenship

90.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.6% of Boca Raton, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boca Raton, FL was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    72.4k ± 1.49k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12.2k ± 1.27k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.96k ± 688

In 2017, there were 5.92 times more White Alone residents (72.4k people) in Boca Raton, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k Hispanic or Latino and 3.96k 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 Boca Raton, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9,694 speakers (11.2%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    1,847 speakers (2.13%)

  3. French Creole

    1,352 speakers (1.56%)

24.2% of Boca Raton, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Boca Raton, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.2% of the overall population of Boca Raton, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.13% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 1.56% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,523 ± 318

  2. Korea

    785 ± 197

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    749 ± 284

Boca Raton, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Boca Raton, FL awarded 8,797 degrees. The student population of Boca Raton, FL is skewed towards women, with 15,995 male students and 20,113 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boca Raton, FL are White (4,060 and 48.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,958 and 23.4%), Black or African American (1,549 and 18.5%), and Asian (332 and 3.96%).

The largest universities in Boca Raton, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Atlantic University (7,655 and 87%), Lynn University (766 and 8.71%), and Everglades University (308 and 3.5%).

The most popular majors in Boca Raton, FL are General Business Administration & Management (821 and 9.33%), General Biological Sciences (449 and 5.1%), and Accounting (429 and 4.88%).

The median tuition costs in Boca Raton, FL are $25,000 for private four year colleges, and $2,522 and $14,374 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 392 degrees awarded

  2. 381 degrees awarded

  3. 411 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boca Raton, FL was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 392 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,655 degrees awarded

  2. 766 degrees awarded

  3. 308 degrees awarded

$2,522

Median In-State Public

$25,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Boca Raton, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida Atlantic University with 7,655 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,634

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,163

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,634 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boca Raton, FL, which is 0.704 times less than the 5,163 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Boca Raton, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,060 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,958 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,549 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boca Raton, FL were to White students. These 4,060 degrees mean that there were 2.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,958 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boca Raton, FL was $401,000 in 2017, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $381,600 to $401,000, a 5.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Boca Raton, FL is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boca Raton, FL have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boca Raton, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,218

Median Household Income

± $3,583

39.3k

Number of Households

± 1,383

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.3k households in Boca Raton, FL grew to $76,218 from the previous year's value of $72,970.

The following chart displays the households in Boca Raton, FL 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$401,000

2017 Median

± $12,353

$381,600

2016 Median

± $9,400

In 2017, the median property value in Boca Raton, FL grew to to $401,000 from the previous year's value of $381,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boca Raton, FL 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 Boca Raton, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Boca Raton, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boca Raton, FL have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Boca Raton, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.6%

  3. Carpooled

    5.89%

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

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