Bucks County, PA

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Population

628,341

0.31% growth

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$84,749

6.02% growth

Poverty Rate

6.13%


Number of Employees

336,405

3.42% growth

Median Property Value

$326,700

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Bucks County, PA had a population of 628k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $84,749. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bucks County, PA grew from 626,399 to 628,341, a 0.31% increase and its median household income grew from $79,936 to $84,749, a 6.02% increase.

The population of Bucks County, PA is 84% White Alone, 5.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.9% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Bucks County, PA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bucks County, PA are Bucks County Community College (982 degrees awarded in 2016), Delaware Valley University (473 degrees), and Pennco Tech-Bristol (350 degrees).

The median property value in Bucks County, PA is $326,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.3%. Most people in Bucks County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bucks County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bucks County, PA employs 336k people. The largest industries in Bucks County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,492 people), Manufacturing (41,573 people), and Retail Trade (36,263 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,021), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,974), and Finance & Insurance ($73,522).

Median household income in Bucks County, PA is $84,749. Males in Bucks County, PA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,375. The income inequality in Bucks County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,749

2017 value

± $3,007

6.02%

1 Year Growth

± 4.48%

Households in Bucks County, PA have a median annual income of $84,749, 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 $79,936 in 2016, which represents a 6.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,603

Average Male Salary

± $1,096

$51,375

Average Female Salary

± $811

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bucks County, PA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bucks County, PA 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

    $62,810 ± $3,954

  2. White

    $53,208 ± $684

  3. American Indian

    $47,436 ± $11,968

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bucks County, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bucks County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

0.468

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.833% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 1055.08

  2. Census Tract 1043.04

  3. Census Tract 1054

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bucks County, PA was Census Tract 1055.08 with a value of $176,036, followed by Census Tract 1043.04 and Census Tract 1054, with respective values of $175,320 and $174,271.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bucks County, PA (37.9k out of 618k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    29,716 ± 1,233

  2. Hispanic

    5,126 ± 541

  3. Black

    3,910 ± 471

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bucks County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

336k

2017 Value

± 8,759

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 3.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bucks County, PA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 325k employees to 336k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bucks County, PA, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,999 people), Registered Nurses (10,840 people), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (9,703 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bucks County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bucks County, PA, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,999 people), Registered Nurses (10,840 people), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (9,703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bucks County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Special Education Te (4.02 times higher than expected), Preschool & Kinder (3.19 times), and Therapists (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bucks County, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,990), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,126), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($91,823).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

336k

2017 Value

± 8,759

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 3.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bucks County, PA grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 325k employees to 336k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bucks County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,492 people), Manufacturing (41,573 people), and Retail Trade (36,263 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bucks County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Bucks County, PA 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 Bucks County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,492 people), Manufacturing (41,573 people), and Retail Trade (36,263 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bucks County, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.74 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bucks County, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,021), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,974), and Finance & Insurance ($73,522).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

96% of the population of Bucks County, PA has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 7.92% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.564% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bucks County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Bucks County, PA see 1122 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.448% increase from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 455 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1122 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Bucks County, PA see an average of 1122 patients per year. This represents a 0.448% increase from the previous year (1117 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bucks County, PA 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

3.97%

Uninsured

60.5%

Employer Coverage

7.92%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.564%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bucks County, PA grew by 4.58% from 3.79% to 3.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bucks County, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Bucks County, PA is home to a population of 628k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.75% of Bucks County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bucks County, PA is composed of 528k White Alone residents (84%), 33.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.4%), 30.8k Asian Alone residents (4.9%), 25.8k Black or African American Alone residents (4.1%), 8.56k Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 726 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.116%), 636 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.101%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bucks County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bucks County, PA was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Bucks County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bucks County, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.75% of Bucks County, PA 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 Bucks County, PA was 8.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    87,349 ± 7,231 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    68,083 ± 6,389 people

  3. China

    58,224 ± 5,911 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bucks County, PA was India, the natal country of 87,349 Bucks County, PA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 68,083 and China with 58,224.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Bucks County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bucks County, PA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    528k ± 434

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33.9k ± 2.99k

  3. Asian Alone

    30.8k ± 1.46k

In 2017, there were 15.6 times more White Alone residents (528k people) in Bucks County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.9k Hispanic or Latino and 30.8k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bucks County, PA 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 Bucks County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bucks County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bucks County, PA 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

    12,795 ± 1,323

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,312 ± 1,146

  3. Korea

    3,078 ± 768

Bucks County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bucks County, PA awarded 2,865 degrees. The student population of Bucks County, PA is skewed towards women, with 6,472 male students and 8,380 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bucks County, PA are White (1,839 and 64.5%), followed by Black or African American (381 and 13.4%), Unknown (300 and 10.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (201 and 7.05%).

The largest universities in Bucks County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Bucks County Community College (982 and 34.3%), Delaware Valley University (473 and 16.5%), and Pennco Tech-Bristol (350 and 12.2%).

The most popular majors in Bucks County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (392 and 13.7%), General Business (165 and 5.76%), and Religious Studies (137 and 4.78%).

The median tuition costs in Bucks County, PA are $29,673 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. 68 degrees awarded

  2. 177 degrees awarded

  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bucks County, PA was General Psychology with 68 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 982 degrees awarded

  2. 473 degrees awarded

  3. 350 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,673

Median Private

In 2016, the Bucks County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bucks County Community College with 982 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,280

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,585

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bucks County, PA, which is 0.808 times less than the 1,585 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

    1,839 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    381 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    300 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bucks County, PA were to White students. These 1,839 degrees mean that there were 4.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 381 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bucks County, PA was $326,700 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $322,400 to $326,700, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Bucks County, PA is 77.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bucks County, PA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bucks County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$84,749

Median Household Income

± $3,007

240k

Number of Households

± 7,303

In 2017, the median household income of the 240k households in Bucks County, PA grew to $84,749 from the previous year's value of $79,936.

The following chart displays the households in Bucks County, PA 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

$326,700

2017 Median

± $5,983

$322,400

2016 Median

± $5,261

In 2017, the median property value in Bucks County, PA grew to to $326,700 from the previous year's value of $322,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bucks County, PA 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 Bucks County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.3%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.3% of the housing units in Bucks County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bucks County, PA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Bucks County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    6.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.97%

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

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