Juneau, AK

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Population

32,434

0.277% decline

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$90,749

3.79% growth

Poverty Rate

7.35%


Number of Employees

17,970

0.397% growth

Median Property Value

$343,100

4.13% growth

About

In 2017, Juneau, AK had a population of 32.4k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $90,749. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Juneau, AK declined from 32,524 to 32,434, a -0.277% decrease and its median household income grew from $87,436 to $90,749, a 3.79% increase.

The population of Juneau, AK is 65.4% White Alone, 10.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 8.32% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Juneau, AK speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Juneau, AK are University of Alaska Southeast (677 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Juneau, AK is $343,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Juneau, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Juneau, AK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Juneau, AK employs 18k people. The largest industries in Juneau, AK are Public Administration (3,982 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,326 people), and Educational Services (1,699 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,958), and Construction ($62,733).

Median household income in Juneau, AK is $90,749. Males in Juneau, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Juneau, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,749

2017 value

± $3,559

3.79%

1 Year Growth

± 5.03%

Households in Juneau, AK have a median annual income of $90,749, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $87,436 in 2016, which represents a 3.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 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

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Juneau, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska 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 1

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Juneau, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $114,471, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $100,179 and $88,106.

The following map shows all of the places in Juneau, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Juneau, AK (2.34k out of 31.8k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

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

    971 ± 199

  2. Native American

    686 ± 197

  3. Two Or More

    484 ± 143

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Juneau, AK 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

18k

2017 Value

± 858

0.397%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Juneau, AK grew at a rate of 0.397%, from 17.9k employees to 18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Juneau, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,591 people), Management Occupations (2,291 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Juneau, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Juneau, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,591 people), Management Occupations (2,291 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,331 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Juneau, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.09 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.06 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Juneau, AK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,288), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,322), and Management Occupations ($72,772).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18k

2017 Value

± 858

0.397%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Juneau, AK grew at a rate of 0.397%, from 17.9k employees to 18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Juneau, AK, are Public Administration (3,982 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,326 people), and Educational Services (1,699 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Juneau, AK, though some of these residents may live in Juneau, AK 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 Juneau, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (3,982 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,326 people), and Educational Services (1,699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Juneau, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.75 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.75 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Juneau, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,958), and Construction ($62,733).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Juneau, AK has health coverage, with 57.1% on employee plans, 8.89% on Medicaid, 7.8% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Juneau, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Juneau, AK see 1131 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1045 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 281 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,131 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1,131 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

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

11.6%

Uninsured

57.1%

Employer Coverage

8.89%

Medicaid

7.8%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Juneau, AK declined by 5.37% from 12.3% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Juneau, AK 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. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

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

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Diversity

Juneau, AK is home to a population of 32.4k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Juneau, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.78k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Juneau, AK is composed of 21.2k White Alone residents (65.4%), 3.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (10.8%), 2.7k Two or More Races residents (8.32%), 2.18k Asian Alone residents (6.71%), 2.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.37%), 330 Black or African American Alone residents (1.02%), 311 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.959%), and 137 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.422%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Juneau, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Juneau, AK was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Juneau, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Juneau, AK residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.78k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Juneau, AK residents (2.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Juneau, AK was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Juneau, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Juneau, AK was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.2k ± 20

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.5k ± 342

  3. Two or More Races

    2.7k ± 413

In 2017, there were 6.06 times more White Alone residents (21.2k people) in Juneau, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2.7k 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 Juneau, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Juneau, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Juneau, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Juneau, AK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    769 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    532 ± 175

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    392 ± 132

Juneau, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Juneau, AK awarded 677 degrees. The student population of Juneau, AK is skewed towards women, with 804 male students and 1,759 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Juneau, AK are White (404 and 60.1%), followed by Unknown (81 and 12.1%), American Indian or Alaska Native (71 and 10.6%), and Two or More Races (53 and 7.89%).

The largest universities in Juneau, AK by number of degrees awarded are University of Alaska Southeast (677 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Juneau, AK are General Business Administration & Management (95 and 14%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (73 and 10.8%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (38 and 5.61%).

The median tuition costs in Juneau, AK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,936 and $19,628 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Juneau, AK was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 73 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

677 degrees awarded

$5,936

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Juneau, AK institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alaska Southeast with 677 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

256

Degrees Awarded to Men

421

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Juneau, AK, which is 0.608 times less than the 421 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

    404 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    81 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    71 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Juneau, AK were to White students. These 404 degrees mean that there were 4.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 81 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Juneau, AK was $343,100 in 2017, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $329,500 to $343,100, a 4.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Juneau, AK is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Juneau, AK have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Juneau, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$90,749

Median Household Income

± $3,559

12.3k

Number of Households

± 637

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Juneau, AK grew to $90,749 from the previous year's value of $87,436.

The following chart displays the households in Juneau, AK 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

$343,100

2017 Median

± $8,120

$329,500

2016 Median

± $9,501

In 2017, the median property value in Juneau, AK grew to to $343,100 from the previous year's value of $329,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Juneau, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

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

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Juneau, AK have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Juneau, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.5%

  3. Walked

    6.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Juneau, AK was Drove Alone (67.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.5%) and those who Walked (6.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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