Creek County, OK

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Population

70,899

0.0451% decline

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$47,147

1.35% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

30,227

0.804% growth

Median Property Value

$112,100

5.16% growth

About

In 2017, Creek County, OK had a population of 70.9k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $47,147. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Creek County, OK declined from 70,931 to 70,899, a -0.0451% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,517 to $47,147, a 1.35% increase.

The population of Creek County, OK is 76.8% White Alone, 11.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 4.79% Two or More Races. 2.8% of the people in Creek County, OK speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Creek County, OK are Central Technology Center (294 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Creek County, OK is $112,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Creek County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Creek County, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Creek County, OK employs 30.2k people. The largest industries in Creek County, OK are Manufacturing (4,534 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,774 people), and Retail Trade (3,188 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,422), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,445).

Median household income in Creek County, OK is $47,147. Males in Creek County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Creek County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,147

2017 value

± $1,518

1.35%

1 Year Growth

± 5.12%

Households in Creek County, OK have a median annual income of $47,147, 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 $46,517 in 2016, which represents a 1.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Creek County, OK made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Creek County, OK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Creek County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma 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 201.03

  2. Census Tract 212.01

  3. Census Tract 207.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Creek County, OK was Census Tract 201.03 with a value of $77,121, followed by Census Tract 212.01 and Census Tract 207.07, with respective values of $63,750 and $53,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Creek County, OK (10.6k out of 69.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    7,744 ± 384

  2. Native American

    1,864 ± 222

  3. Hispanic

    561 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Creek County, OK is White, followed by Native American 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

30.2k

2017 Value

± 822

0.804%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Creek County, OK grew at a rate of 0.804%, from 30k employees to 30.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Creek County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,926 people), Production Occupations (3,286 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,786 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Creek County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Creek County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,926 people), Production Occupations (3,286 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Creek County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.69 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Creek County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($84,063), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,900), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,872).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.2k

2017 Value

± 822

0.804%

1 Year growth

± 3.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Creek County, OK grew at a rate of 0.804%, from 30k employees to 30.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Creek County, OK, are Manufacturing (4,534 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,774 people), and Retail Trade (3,188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Creek County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Creek County, OK 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 Creek County, OK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,534 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,774 people), and Retail Trade (3,188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Creek County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.15 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.56 times), and Manufacturing (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Creek County, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,422), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,445).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils with $21.4B and Gasoline and $19.2B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

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

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Health

86.3% of the population of Creek County, OK has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Creek County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Creek County, OK see 3545 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.41% increase from the previous year (3363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3241 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 432 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3545 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Creek County, OK see an average of 3545 patients per year. This represents a 5.41% increase from the previous year (3363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Creek County, OK 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

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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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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

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 Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

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

13.7%

Uninsured

35.4%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

18.8%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Creek County, OK declined by 6.18% from 14.6% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Creek County, OK 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Creek County, OK is home to a population of 70.9k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2% of Creek County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Creek County, OK is composed of 54.4k White Alone residents (76.8%), 8.28k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.7%), 3.4k Two or More Races residents (4.79%), 2.76k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.89%), 1.57k Black or African American Alone residents (2.22%), 399 Asian Alone residents (0.563%), 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0578%), and 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0423%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Creek County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,301 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (134 speakers), and Vietnamese (127 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Creek County, OK was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Creek County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Creek County, OK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2% of Creek County, OK 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 Creek County, OK was 1.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Creek County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Creek County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Creek County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Creek County, OK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    54.4k ± 46

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    8.28k ± 361

  3. Two or More Races

    3.4k ± 371

In 2017, there were 6.57 times more White Alone residents (54.4k people) in Creek County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.28k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 3.4k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Creek County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,301 speakers (1.96%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    134 speakers (0.202%)

  3. Vietnamese

    127 speakers (0.192%)

2.8% of Creek County, OK 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 Creek County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.96% of the overall population of Creek County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.202% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.192% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,944 ± 179

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    681 ± 109

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    588 ± 115

Creek County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Creek County, OK awarded 294 degrees. The student population of Creek County, OK is skewed towards men, with 166 male students and 104 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Creek County, OK are White (186 and 63.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (57 and 19.4%), Black or African American (27 and 9.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Creek County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Central Technology Center (294 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Creek County, OK are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (194 and 66%), Medical Assistant (14 and 4.76%), and Welding Technology (12 and 4.08%).

The median tuition costs in Creek County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 194 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Creek County, OK was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Creek County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

294 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Creek County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Technology Center with 294 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

229

Degrees Awarded to Men

65

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Creek County, OK, which is 3.52 times more than the 65 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

    186 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    57 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Creek County, OK were to White students. These 186 degrees mean that there were 3.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 57 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Creek County, OK was $112,100 in 2017, which is 0.515 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,600 to $112,100, a 5.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Creek County, OK is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Creek County, OK have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Creek County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,147

Median Household Income

± $1,518

26.4k

Number of Households

± 692

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.4k households in Creek County, OK grew to $47,147 from the previous year's value of $46,517.

The following chart displays the households in Creek County, OK 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

$112,100

2017 Median

± $2,690

$106,600

2016 Median

± $2,580

In 2017, the median property value in Creek County, OK grew to to $112,100 from the previous year's value of $106,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Creek County, OK 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 Creek County, OK 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 Creek County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Creek County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

74.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in Creek County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Creek County, OK have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Creek County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.56%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.94%

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

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