Franklin city, VA

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Population

8,334

0.939% decline

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$38,760

1.11% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

3,488

0% growth

Median Property Value

$186,100

8.39% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin city, VA had a population of 8.33k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $38,760. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin city, VA declined from 8,413 to 8,334, a -0.939% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,333 to $38,760, a 1.11% increase.

The population of Franklin city, VA is 58.9% Black or African American Alone, 37.3% White Alone, and 2.78% Two or More Races. 2.26% of the people in Franklin city, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin city, VA are Paul D Camp Community College (284 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Franklin city, VA is $186,100, and the homeownership rate is 49.7%. Most people in Franklin city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin city, VA is 1 car per household.

Franklin city, VA borders Isle of Wight County, VA and Southampton County, VA.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin city, VA employs 3.49k people. The largest industries in Franklin city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (667 people), Manufacturing (629 people), and Educational Services (351 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($39,934), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($35,744), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,348).

Median household income in Franklin city, VA is $38,760. Males in Franklin city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Franklin city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,760

2017 value

± $4,679

1.11%

1 Year Growth

± 16.7%

Households in Franklin city, VA have a median annual income of $38,760, 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 $38,333 in 2016, which represents a 1.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Franklin city, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Franklin city, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Franklin city, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in 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 901

  2. Census Tract 902

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin city, VA was Census Tract 901 with a value of $47,480, followed by Census Tract 902 and N/A, with respective values of $21,990 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin city, VA (1.36k out of 8.2k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. Black

    1,245 ± 265

  2. White

    116 ± 98

  3. Hispanic

    9 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin city, VA is Black, followed by White 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

3.49k

2017 Value

± 468

0%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin city, VA stayed at a rate of 0%, from 3.49k employees to 3.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (407 people), Management Occupations (336 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (310 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (407 people), Management Occupations (336 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.63 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.3 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin city, VA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,706), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,608), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,137).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.49k

2017 Value

± 468

0%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin city, VA stayed at a rate of 0%, from 3.49k employees to 3.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (667 people), Manufacturing (629 people), and Educational Services (351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin city, VA 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 Franklin city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (667 people), Manufacturing (629 people), and Educational Services (351 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin city, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.85 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.78 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin city, VA, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($39,934), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($35,744), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,348).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Franklin city, VA has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 9.61% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Franklin city, VA see 849 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.469% decrease from the previous year (853 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1187 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

849 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin city, VA see an average of 849 patients per year. This represents a 0.469% decrease from the previous year (853 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin city, VA 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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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

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

10.6%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

9.61%

Non-Group

2.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin city, VA declined by 17.2% from 12.8% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin city, VA 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. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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

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Diversity

Franklin city, VA is home to a population of 8.33k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.984% of Franklin city, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin city, VA is composed of 4.91k Black or African American Alone residents (58.9%), 3.11k White Alone residents (37.3%), 232 Two or More Races residents (2.78%), 59 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.708%), 24 Asian Alone residents (0.288%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin city, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (58 speakers), Tagalog (44 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (29 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 37.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin city, VA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Franklin city, VA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin city, VA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.984%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.984% of Franklin city, VA 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 Franklin city, VA was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin city, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Franklin city, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Franklin city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin city, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    4.91k ± 179

  2. White Alone

    3.11k ± 17

  3. Two or More Races

    232 ± 171

In 2017, there were 1.58 times more Black or African American Alone residents (4.91k people) in Franklin city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.11k White Alone and 232 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 Franklin city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    58 speakers (0.738%)

  2. Tagalog

    44 speakers (0.56%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    29 speakers (0.369%)

2.26% of Franklin city, VA 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 Franklin city, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.738% of the overall population of Franklin city, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.56% speak Tagalog and 0.369% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    198 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    118 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    69 ± 60

Franklin city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin city, VA awarded 284 degrees. The student population of Franklin city, VA is skewed towards women, with 505 male students and 975 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin city, VA are White (136 and 47.9%), followed by Black or African American (123 and 43.3%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 3.52%), and Two or More Races (8 and 2.82%).

The largest universities in Franklin city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Paul D Camp Community College (284 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin city, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (60 and 21.1%), Registered Nursing (44 and 15.5%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (42 and 14.8%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin city, VA 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. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Franklin city, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Franklin city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

284 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Paul D Camp Community College with 284 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

70

Degrees Awarded to Men

214

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 70 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin city, VA, which is 0.327 times less than the 214 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

    136 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    123 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin city, VA were to White students. These 136 degrees mean that there were 1.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin city, VA was $186,100 in 2017, which is 0.855 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,700 to $186,100, a 8.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin city, VA is 49.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin city, VA have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin city, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,760

Median Household Income

± $4,679

3.47k

Number of Households

± 413

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.47k households in Franklin city, VA grew to $38,760 from the previous year's value of $38,333.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin city, VA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$186,100

2017 Median

± $19,620

$171,700

2016 Median

± $21,122

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin city, VA grew to to $186,100 from the previous year's value of $171,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin city, VA 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 Franklin city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

49.7%

2017 Homeownership

49.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.7% of the housing units in Franklin city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin city, VA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin city, VA have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Franklin city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.43%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.36%

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

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