Laramie, WY

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Population

37,944

0.285% growth

Median Age

27.1


Median Household Income

$45,816

6.44% growth

Poverty Rate

23%


Number of Employees

21,115

1.33% growth

Median Property Value

$223,000

0.951% growth

About

In 2017, Laramie, WY had a population of 37.9k people with a median age of 27.1 and a median household income of $45,816. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laramie, WY grew from 37,836 to 37,944, a 0.285% increase and its median household income grew from $43,043 to $45,816, a 6.44% increase.

The population of Laramie, WY is 82.9% White Alone, 9.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.91% Asian Alone. 9.44% of the people in Laramie, WY speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie, WY are University of Wyoming (3,057 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wyotech-Laramie (496 degrees).

The median property value in Laramie, WY is $223,000, and the homeownership rate is 49.6%. Most people in Laramie, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie, WY is 2 cars per household.

Laramie, WY borders Fort Collins, CO and Cheyenne, WY.

Economy

The economy of Laramie, WY employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Laramie, WY are Educational Services (6,508 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,421 people), and Retail Trade (2,070 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,281), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,875), and Utilities ($45,726).

Median household income in Laramie, WY is $45,816. Males in Laramie, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Laramie, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,816

2017 value

± $1,840

6.44%

1 Year Growth

± 6.4%

Households in Laramie, WY have a median annual income of $45,816, 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 $43,043 in 2016, which represents a 6.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Laramie, WY made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Laramie, WY 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

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laramie, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming 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. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie, WY was Laramie County, WY with a value of $61,961, followed by Natrona County, WY and N/A, with respective values of $60,546 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Laramie, WY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie, WY (8.21k out of 35.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,178 ± 497

  2. Hispanic

    882 ± 216

  3. Asian

    344 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laramie, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

21.1k

2017 Value

± 952

1.33%

1 Year growth

± 6.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 20.8k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie, WY, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,035 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,393 people), and Management Occupations (1,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,035 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,393 people), and Management Occupations (1,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.59 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.38 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,750), Legal Occupations ($62,716), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,064).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.1k

2017 Value

± 952

1.33%

1 Year growth

± 6.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 20.8k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie, WY, are Educational Services (6,508 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,421 people), and Retail Trade (2,070 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie, WY 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 Laramie, WY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,508 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,421 people), and Retail Trade (2,070 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.33 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.32 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($48,281), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,875), and Utilities ($45,726).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.2B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $5.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.2B, followed by Crude petroleum with $7.35B and Fuel oils and $5.14B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$59.3B

2015 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

33.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wyoming trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 33.3% to $79.1B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.62B

  2. $6.9B

  3. $3.97B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $9.62B, followed by Colorado with $6.9B and Nebraska and $3.97B.

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Laramie, WY has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 7.14% on Medicaid, 6.64% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Laramie, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Laramie, WY see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wyoming 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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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

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

8.12%

Uninsured

60.5%

Employer Coverage

7.14%

Medicaid

6.64%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie, WY declined by 7.09% from 8.74% to 8.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Laramie, WY 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. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

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

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Diversity

Laramie, WY is home to a population of 37.9k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.83% of Laramie, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Laramie, WY is composed of 31.5k White Alone residents (82.9%), 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.3%), 1.1k Asian Alone residents (2.91%), 994 Two or More Races residents (2.62%), 494 Black or African American Alone residents (1.3%), 268 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.706%), 97 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.256%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0211%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Laramie, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,488 speakers), Chinese (361 speakers), and Arabic (210 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Laramie, WY was 27.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Laramie, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Laramie, WY residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.83%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.83% of Laramie, WY 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 Laramie, WY was 6.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Laramie, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Laramie, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Laramie, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie, WY was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.5k ± 111

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.53k ± 433

  3. Asian Alone

    1.1k ± 156

In 2017, there were 8.91 times more White Alone residents (31.5k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k Hispanic or Latino and 1.1k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,488 speakers (4.18%)

  2. Chinese

    361 speakers (1.02%)

  3. Arabic

    210 speakers (0.59%)

9.44% of Laramie, WY 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 Laramie, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.18% of the overall population of Laramie, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.02% speak Chinese and 0.59% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    735 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    603 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    214 ± 99

Laramie, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Laramie, WY awarded 3,553 degrees. The student population of Laramie, WY is skewed towards men, with 6,537 male students and 6,347 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie, WY are White (2,675 and 79.8%), followed by Unknown (295 and 8.8%), Hispanic or Latino (174 and 5.19%), and Two or More Races (93 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Laramie, WY by number of degrees awarded are University of Wyoming (3,057 and 86%) and Wyotech-Laramie (496 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Laramie, WY are Diesel Mechanics Technology (225 and 6.33%), Registered Nursing (196 and 5.52%), and Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (177 and 4.98%).

The median tuition costs in Laramie, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,976 and $11,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 188 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laramie, WY was Registered Nursing with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Laramie, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,057 degrees awarded

  2. 496 degrees awarded

$2,976

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Laramie, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wyoming with 3,057 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,856

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,697

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,856 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie, WY, which is 1.09 times more than the 1,697 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Laramie, WY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,675 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    295 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    174 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Laramie, WY were to White students. These 2,675 degrees mean that there were 9.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 295 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laramie, WY was $223,000 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $220,900 to $223,000, a 0.951% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie, WY is 49.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laramie, WY have an average commute time of 12.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laramie, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,816

Median Household Income

± $1,840

16k

Number of Households

± 882

In 2017, the median household income of the 16k households in Laramie, WY grew to $45,816 from the previous year's value of $43,043.

The following chart displays the households in Laramie, WY 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

$223,000

2017 Median

± $8,923

$220,900

2016 Median

± $9,289

In 2017, the median property value in Laramie, WY grew to to $223,000 from the previous year's value of $220,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laramie, WY 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 Laramie, WY 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 Laramie, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laramie, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.6%

2017 Homeownership

48.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.6% of the housing units in Laramie, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.9%.

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

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Commute Time

12.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie, WY have a shorter commute time (12.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.846% of the workforce in Laramie, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.68%

  3. Walked

    8.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Laramie, WY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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