Brooke County, WV

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Population

23,067

1.73% decline

Median Age

46.2


Median Household Income

$48,835

5.55% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

10,404

0.431% decline

Median Property Value

$91,000

2.02% growth

About

In 2017, Brooke County, WV had a population of 23.1k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $48,835. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brooke County, WV declined from 23,473 to 23,067, a -1.73% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,265 to $48,835, a 5.55% increase.

The population of Brooke County, WV is 95.8% White Alone, 1.71% Black or African American Alone, and 0.889% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Brooke County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brooke County, WV are Bethany College (237181) (135 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Brooke County, WV is $91,000, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Brooke County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Brooke County, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Brooke County, WV employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Brooke County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,918 people), Manufacturing (1,306 people), and Educational Services (1,168 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,458), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,333), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,333).

Median household income in Brooke County, WV is $48,835. Males in Brooke County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Brooke County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,835

2017 value

± $2,697

5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 7.05%

Households in Brooke County, WV have a median annual income of $48,835, 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 $46,265 in 2016, which represents a 5.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time 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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brooke County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 316

  2. Census Tract 311.02

  3. Census Tract 312

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brooke County, WV was Census Tract 316 with a value of $61,103, followed by Census Tract 311.02 and Census Tract 312, with respective values of $58,485 and $50,924.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brooke County, WV (2.86k out of 22k 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 55 - 64 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

    2,746 ± 354

  2. Two Or More

    89 ± 105

  3. Hispanic

    62 ± 99

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

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.4k

2017 Value

± 640

-0.431%

1 Year decline

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brooke County, WV declined at a rate of -0.431%, from 10.4k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brooke County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,316 people), Sales & Related Occupations (890 people), and Management Occupations (843 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brooke County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brooke County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,316 people), Sales & Related Occupations (890 people), and Management Occupations (843 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooke County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brooke County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,845), Legal Occupations ($70,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 640

-0.431%

1 Year decline

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brooke County, WV declined at a rate of -0.431%, from 10.4k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brooke County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,918 people), Manufacturing (1,306 people), and Educational Services (1,168 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brooke County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Brooke County, WV 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 Brooke County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,918 people), Manufacturing (1,306 people), and Educational Services (1,168 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooke County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.02 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.06 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brooke County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,458), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,333), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

93.5% of the population of Brooke County, WV has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Brooke County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Brooke County, WV see 4670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.765% decrease from the previous year (4706 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5744 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7659 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brooke County, WV see an average of 4,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.765% decrease from the previous year (4,706 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brooke County, WV 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

6.54%

Uninsured

46.6%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brooke County, WV declined by 17% from 7.88% to 6.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brooke County, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Brooke County, WV is home to a population of 23.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.38% of Brooke County, WV residents were born outside of the country (318 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brooke County, WV is composed of 22.1k White Alone residents (95.8%), 394 Black or African American Alone residents (1.71%), 205 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.889%), 204 Two or More Races residents (0.884%), 102 Asian Alone residents (0.442%), 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.169%), 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.152%), and 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00434%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brooke County, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brooke County, WV was 46.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Brooke County, WV are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Brooke County, WV residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

318 people

0.946%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

222 people

As of 2017, 1.38% of Brooke County, WV residents (318 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 Brooke County, WV was 0.946%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Brooke County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brooke County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.1k ± 54

  2. Black or African American Alone

    394 ± 75

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    205 ± 60

In 2017, there were 56.1 times more White Alone residents (22.1k people) in Brooke County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394 Black or African American Alone and 205 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brooke County, WV 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 Brooke County, WV 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 Brooke County, WV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brooke County, WV 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

    643 ± 132

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    233 ± 92

  3. Korea

    213 ± 89

Brooke County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brooke County, WV awarded 135 degrees. The student population of Brooke County, WV is skewed towards men, with 411 male students and 269 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brooke County, WV are White (76 and 57.1%), followed by Unknown (26 and 19.5%), Black or African American (24 and 18%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.26%).

The largest universities in Brooke County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Bethany College (237181) (135 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brooke County, WV are General Psychology (22 and 16.3%), Social Work (17 and 12.6%), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 and 12.6%).

The median tuition costs in Brooke County, WV are $26,496 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

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brooke County, WV was Social Work with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

135 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,496

Median Private

In 2016, the Brooke County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethany College (237181) with 135 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

67

Degrees Awarded to Men

68

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 67 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brooke County, WV, which is 0.985 times less than the 68 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

    76 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brooke County, WV were to White students. These 76 degrees mean that there were 2.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brooke County, WV was $91,000 in 2017, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,200 to $91,000, a 2.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Brooke County, WV is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brooke County, WV have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brooke County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,835

Median Household Income

± $2,697

9.96k

Number of Households

± 638

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.96k households in Brooke County, WV grew to $48,835 from the previous year's value of $46,265.

The following chart displays the households in Brooke County, WV 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

$91,000

2017 Median

± $5,058

$89,200

2016 Median

± $4,641

In 2017, the median property value in Brooke County, WV grew to to $91,000 from the previous year's value of $89,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brooke County, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brooke County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Brooke County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brooke County, WV have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.7% of the workforce in Brooke County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.05%

  3. Walked

    4.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brooke County, WV was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.05%) and those who Walked (4.67%).

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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