Itasca County, MN

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Population

45,237

0.262% decline

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$52,050

5.14% growth

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

20,287

0.855% growth

Median Property Value

$156,100

0.45% growth

About

In 2017, Itasca County, MN had a population of 45.2k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $52,050. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Itasca County, MN declined from 45,356 to 45,237, a -0.262% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,507 to $52,050, a 5.14% increase.

The population of Itasca County, MN is 92.1% White Alone, 3.55% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.22% Two or More Races. 2.09% of the people in Itasca County, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Itasca County, MN are Itasca Community College (392 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Itasca County, MN is $156,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Itasca County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Itasca County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Itasca County, MN employs 20.3k people. The largest industries in Itasca County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,657), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,486).

Median household income in Itasca County, MN is $52,050. Males in Itasca County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Itasca County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,050

2017 value

± $1,877

5.14%

1 Year Growth

± 4.79%

Households in Itasca County, MN have a median annual income of $52,050, 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 $49,507 in 2016, which represents a 5.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Itasca County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Itasca County, MN 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. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Itasca County, MN workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 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 Itasca County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4808.01

  2. Census Tract 4807

  3. Census Tract 4804

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Itasca County, MN was Census Tract 4808.01 with a value of $69,306, followed by Census Tract 4807 and Census Tract 4804, with respective values of $66,875 and $52,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Itasca County, MN (5.55k out of 44.1k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,827 ± 422

  2. Native American

    343 ± 84

  3. Two Or More

    319 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Itasca County, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

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

20.3k

2017 Value

± 711

0.855%

1 Year growth

± 4.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Itasca County, MN grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 20.1k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Itasca County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,522 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,890 people), and Management Occupations (1,675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Itasca County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Itasca County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,522 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,890 people), and Management Occupations (1,675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Itasca County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.52 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Itasca County, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,637), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,395), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.3k

2017 Value

± 711

0.855%

1 Year growth

± 4.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Itasca County, MN grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 20.1k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Itasca County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Itasca County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Itasca County, MN 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 Itasca County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Itasca County, MN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.68 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.77 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Itasca County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,657), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,486).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $19.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

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

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Health

93% of the population of Itasca County, MN has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Itasca County, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Itasca County, MN see 1010 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.12% increase from the previous year (970 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1676 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 448 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1010 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Itasca County, MN see an average of 1010 patients per year. This represents a 4.12% increase from the previous year (970 patients).

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

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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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

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

7%

Uninsured

45.4%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Itasca County, MN declined by 14.9% from 8.23% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Itasca County, MN 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. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

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

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Diversity

Itasca County, MN is home to a population of 45.2k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.01% of Itasca County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Itasca County, MN is composed of 41.7k White Alone residents (92.1%), 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.55%), 1k Two or More Races residents (2.22%), 598 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.32%), 189 Asian Alone residents (0.418%), 181 Black or African American Alone residents (0.4%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0111%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Itasca County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (290 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (149 speakers), and Other & Unspecified Languages (102 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Itasca County, MN was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Itasca County, MN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Itasca County, MN residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.01% of Itasca County, MN 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 Itasca County, MN was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Itasca County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Itasca County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Itasca County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Itasca County, MN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.7k ± 50

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.61k ± 148

  3. Two or More Races

    1k ± 167

In 2017, there were 25.9 times more White Alone residents (41.7k people) in Itasca County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1k 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 Itasca County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    290 speakers (0.675%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    149 speakers (0.347%)

  3. Other & Unspecified Languages

    102 speakers (0.237%)

2.09% of Itasca County, MN 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 Itasca County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.675% of the overall population of Itasca County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.347% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.237% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,864 ± 179

  2. Korea

    392 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    329 ± 89

Itasca County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Itasca County, MN awarded 392 degrees. The student population of Itasca County, MN is skewed towards men, with 643 male students and 575 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Itasca County, MN are White (346 and 88.9%), followed by Two or More Races (16 and 4.11%), Black or African American (9 and 2.31%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 2.06%).

The largest universities in Itasca County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Itasca Community College (392 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Itasca County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (132 and 33.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (68 and 17.3%), and Pre-Engineering (63 and 16.1%).

The median tuition costs in Itasca County, MN 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. 132 degrees awarded

  2. 63 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Itasca County, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 132 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

392 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Itasca County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Itasca Community College with 392 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

141

Degrees Awarded to Men

251

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 141 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Itasca County, MN, which is 0.562 times less than the 251 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Itasca County, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    346 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Itasca County, MN were to White students. These 346 degrees mean that there were 21.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Itasca County, MN was $156,100 in 2017, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,400 to $156,100, a 0.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Itasca County, MN is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Itasca County, MN have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Itasca County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,050

Median Household Income

± $1,877

19.4k

Number of Households

± 679

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Itasca County, MN grew to $52,050 from the previous year's value of $49,507.

The following chart displays the households in Itasca County, MN 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

$156,100

2017 Median

± $3,594

$155,400

2016 Median

± $3,646

In 2017, the median property value in Itasca County, MN grew to to $156,100 from the previous year's value of $155,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Itasca County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Itasca County, MN have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Itasca County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.41%

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

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