Kensington, MD

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2019 Population
2,098
7.54% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
43.2
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
3.05%
3.87% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$125,357
2.04% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$712,500
0.735% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,183
3.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Kensington, MD had a population of 2.1k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $125,357. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Kensington, MD declined from 2,269 to 2,098, a −7.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $122,847 to $125,357, a 2.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kensington, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.24%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.67%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.43%). 0% of the households in Kensington, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 90.7% of the residents in Kensington, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Kensington, MD was $712,500, and the homeownership rate was 60.8%. Most people in Kensington, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kensington, MD was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Kensington, MD is home to a population of 2.1k people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 40.2% of Kensington, MD residents were born outside of the country (843 people).

In 2019, there were 6.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.51k people) in Kensington, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 White (Hispanic) and 110 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kensington, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 138
  2. White (Hispanic)
    235 ± 139
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    110 ± 49
16.3%
Hispanic Population
342 people

In 2019, there were 6.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.51k people) in Kensington, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 White (Hispanic) and 110 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.3% of the people in Kensington, MD are hispanic (342 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
843 people
14.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
332 people

As of 2019, 40.2% of Kensington, MD residents (843 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kensington, MD was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Kensington, MD was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Kensington, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Kensington, MD residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,550 ± 8,052 people
  2. India
    61,201 ± 6,043 people
  3. China
    43,434 ± 5,098 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,550 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,201 and China with 43,434.

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Citizenship

90.7%
2019 Citizenship
92.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 90.7% of Kensington, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Kensington, MD was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    49 ± 32
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    45 ± 30
  3. Vietnam
    44 ± 32

Kensington, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kensington, MD is $125,357. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Kensington, MD was Census Tract 7042 with a value of $125,357, followed by Census Tract 7035.02 and N/A, with respective values of $102,596 and N/A.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,242. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Kensington, MD employs 1.18k people. The largest industries in Kensington, MD are Public Administration (240 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (200 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (157 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($193,333), and Manufacturing ($152,292).

Wages

Median Household Income

$125,357
2019 value
± $15,275
2.04%
1 Year Growth
± 29%

Households in Kensington, MD have a median annual income of $125,357, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $122,847 in 2018, which represents a 2.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$82,411
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,726
$65,242
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,274

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland 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 in Maryland
  1. Alaska Native
    $82,342 ± $129,777
  2. Asian
    $74,489 ± $4,278
  3. White
    $72,366 ± $1,474

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kensington, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0216% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland 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 7042
  2. Census Tract 7035.02
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kensington, MD was Census Tract 7042 with a value of $125,357, followed by Census Tract 7035.02 and N/A, with respective values of $102,596 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kensington, MD (64 out of 2.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    50 ± 71
  2. Hispanic
    43 ± 72
  3. Black
    8 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kensington, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

1.18k
2019 Value
± 150
−3.9%
1 Year decline
± 19.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Kensington, MD declined at a rate of −3.9%, from 1.23k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kensington, MD, are Management Occupations (195 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kensington, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kensington, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (195 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kensington, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (5.94 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.66 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kensington, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($165,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($150,795), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($150,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.18k
2019 Value
± 150
−3.9%
1 Year decline
± 19.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Kensington, MD declined at a rate of −3.9%, from 1.23k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kensington, MD, are Public Administration (240 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (200 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (157 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kensington, MD, though some of these residents may live in Kensington, MD 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 Kensington, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (240 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (200 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kensington, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.39 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.64 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kensington, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($193,333), and Manufacturing ($152,292).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.4B
  2. $20.9B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $25.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($20.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland 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 Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24B
  2. $23.6B
  3. $9.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.6B and New York and $9.87B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, MD went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 74.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (19.4%), followed by Other (5.92%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Montgomery County, MD
74.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kensington, MD was $712,500 in 2019, which is 2.96 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $707,300 to $712,500, a 0.735% increase. The homeownership rate in Kensington, MD is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Kensington, MD have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kensington, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$712,500
2019 Median
± $37,982
$707,300
2018 Median
± $33,982

In 2019, the median property value in Kensington, MD grew to to $712,500 from the previous year's value of $707,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kensington, MD 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 Kensington, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$125,357
Median Household Income
± $15,275
798
Number of Households
± 106

In 2019, the median household income of the 798 households in Kensington, MD grew to $125,357 from the previous year's value of $122,847.

The following chart displays the households in Kensington, MD 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

60.8%
2019 Homeownership
58.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 60.8% of the housing units in Kensington, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kensington, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kensington, MD have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Kensington, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (65.5%)
  2. Public Transit (13.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.88%)

In 2019, 65.5% of workers in Kensington, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13.6%) and those who worked at home (9.88%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kensington, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kensington, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.3% of the population of Kensington, MD has health coverage, with 66.1% on employee plans, 4.7% on Medicaid, 8.34% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see 723 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 805 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 304 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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723 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MD

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 723 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$4,343
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,677
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,000
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

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

2.73%
Uninsured
66.1%
Employer Coverage
4.7%
Medicaid
8.34%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kensington, MD declined by 30.1% from 3.91% to 2.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kensington, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

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

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