Clarke County, GA

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Population

123,554

1.24% growth

Median Age

27.3


Median Household Income

$34,557

4.35% growth

Poverty Rate

34.1%


Number of Employees

57,801

3.35% growth

Median Property Value

$154,600

1.51% growth

About

In 2017, Clarke County, GA had a population of 124k people with a median age of 27.3 and a median household income of $34,557. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarke County, GA grew from 122,037 to 123,554, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $33,116 to $34,557, a 4.35% increase.

The population of Clarke County, GA is 55.6% White Alone, 27.3% Black or African American Alone, and 10.6% Hispanic or Latino. 14.3% of the people in Clarke County, GA speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarke County, GA are University of Georgia (10,873 degrees awarded in 2016), Athens Technical College (1,823 degrees), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (140 degrees).

The median property value in Clarke County, GA is $154,600, and the homeownership rate is 38.5%. Most people in Clarke County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarke County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clarke County, GA employs 57.8k people. The largest industries in Clarke County, GA are Educational Services (13,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (7,911 people), and Retail Trade (6,694 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($213,958), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,417), and Finance & Insurance ($43,446).

Median household income in Clarke County, GA is $34,557. Males in Clarke County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Clarke County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,557

2017 value

± $1,564

4.35%

1 Year Growth

± 5.55%

Households in Clarke County, GA have a median annual income of $34,557, 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 $33,116 in 2016, which represents a 4.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clarke County, GA made 1.36 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

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clarke County, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Clarke County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 1508

  2. Census Tract 1304

  3. Census Tract 1509

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarke County, GA was Census Tract 1508 with a value of $60,746, followed by Census Tract 1304 and Census Tract 1509, with respective values of $57,500 and $56,641.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarke County, GA (38.6k out of 113k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    21,630 ± 959

  2. Black

    12,688 ± 837

  3. Hispanic

    5,704 ± 513

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarke County, GA is White, followed by Black 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

57.8k

2017 Value

± 1,774

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarke County, GA grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 55.9k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarke County, GA, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,586 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,035 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (5,884 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarke County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarke County, GA, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (7,586 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,035 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (5,884 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarke County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.17 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarke County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,528), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,550), and Legal Occupations ($60,139).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.8k

2017 Value

± 1,774

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarke County, GA grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 55.9k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarke County, GA, are Educational Services (13,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (7,911 people), and Retail Trade (6,694 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarke County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Clarke County, GA 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 Clarke County, GA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (13,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (7,911 people), and Retail Trade (6,694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarke County, GA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.43 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.8 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarke County, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($213,958), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,417), and Finance & Insurance ($43,446).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

85.3% of the population of Clarke County, GA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 7.04% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clarke County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, GA see 1493 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.68% increase from the previous year (1440 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1834 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 402 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1493 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, GA see an average of 1493 patients per year. This represents a 3.68% increase from the previous year (1440 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clarke County, GA 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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

14.7%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

14%

Medicaid

7.04%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarke County, GA declined by 4.69% from 15.4% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarke County, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Clarke County, GA is home to a population of 124k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of Clarke County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarke County, GA is composed of 68.7k White Alone residents (55.6%), 33.7k Black or African American Alone residents (27.3%), 13.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 5.25k Asian Alone residents (4.25%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 152 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.123%), 125 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.101%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00486%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clarke County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,329 speakers), Chinese (1,271 speakers), and Korean (813 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarke County, GA was 27.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Clarke County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarke County, GA residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.3% of Clarke County, GA 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 Clarke County, GA was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clarke County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Clarke County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Clarke County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarke County, GA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    68.7k ± 78

  2. Black or African American Alone

    33.7k ± 370

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.1k ± 1.14k

In 2017, there were 2.04 times more White Alone residents (68.7k people) in Clarke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.7k Black or African American Alone and 13.1k 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 Clarke County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,329 speakers (9.06%)

  2. Chinese

    1,271 speakers (1.12%)

  3. Korean

    813 speakers (0.713%)

14.3% of Clarke County, GA 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 Clarke County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.06% of the overall population of Clarke County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.12% speak Chinese and 0.713% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,453 ± 250

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    835 ± 204

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    564 ± 144

Clarke County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clarke County, GA awarded 12,836 degrees. The student population of Clarke County, GA is skewed towards women, with 17,146 male students and 23,940 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarke County, GA are White (9,137 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,184 and 9.57%), Asian (881 and 7.12%), and Hispanic or Latino (563 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Clarke County, GA by number of degrees awarded are University of Georgia (10,873 and 84.7%), Athens Technical College (1,823 and 14.2%), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (140 and 1.09%).

The most popular majors in Clarke County, GA are General Psychology (535 and 4.17%), General Finance (507 and 3.95%), and General Biological Sciences (428 and 3.33%).

The median tuition costs in Clarke County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,364 and $27,574 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 510 degrees awarded

  2. 507 degrees awarded

  3. 428 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarke County, GA was General Psychology with 510 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,873 degrees awarded

  2. 1,823 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

$9,364

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clarke County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Georgia with 10,873 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,280

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,556

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarke County, GA, which is 0.699 times less than the 7,556 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

    9,137 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,184 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    881 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarke County, GA were to White students. These 9,137 degrees mean that there were 7.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,184 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarke County, GA was $154,600 in 2017, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,300 to $154,600, a 1.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarke County, GA is 38.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarke County, GA have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,557

Median Household Income

± $1,564

46.3k

Number of Households

± 1,407

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.3k households in Clarke County, GA grew to $34,557 from the previous year's value of $33,116.

The following chart displays the households in Clarke County, GA 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$154,600

2017 Median

± $4,388

$152,300

2016 Median

± $4,181

In 2017, the median property value in Clarke County, GA grew to to $154,600 from the previous year's value of $152,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarke County, GA 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 Clarke County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clarke County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarke County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

38.5%

2017 Homeownership

38.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.5% of the housing units in Clarke County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarke County, GA have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Clarke County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Public Transit

    4.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarke County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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