Lawrence County, SD

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Population

25,018

0.64% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$49,275

2.19% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Number of Employees

13,067

0.13% growth

Median Property Value

$189,200

0.421% decline

About

In 2017, Lawrence County, SD had a population of 25k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $49,275. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawrence County, SD grew from 24,859 to 25,018, a 0.64% increase and its median household income grew from $48,220 to $49,275, a 2.19% increase.

The population of Lawrence County, SD is 91.4% White Alone, 3.16% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.23% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Lawrence County, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawrence County, SD are Black Hills State University (730 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lawrence County, SD is $189,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Lawrence County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, SD employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,859 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,647 people), and Educational Services (1,252 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,457), Utilities ($48,500), and Public Administration ($42,632).

Median household income in Lawrence County, SD is $49,275. Males in Lawrence County, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Lawrence County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,275

2017 value

± $3,202

2.19%

1 Year Growth

± 9.48%

Households in Lawrence County, SD have a median annual income of $49,275, 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 $48,220 in 2016, which represents a 2.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota 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

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence County, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota 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 9661

  2. Census Tract 9666

  3. Census Tract 9663.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, SD was Census Tract 9661 with a value of $67,305, followed by Census Tract 9666 and Census Tract 9663.02, with respective values of $50,030 and $46,922.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, SD (2.98k out of 24k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 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

    2,390 ± 337

  2. Native American

    249 ± 126

  3. Hispanic

    188 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence County, SD is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.1k

2017 Value

± 778

0.13%

1 Year growth

± 8.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, SD grew at a rate of 0.13%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,778 people), Management Occupations (1,419 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,778 people), Management Occupations (1,419 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.64 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.56 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,089), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,583), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,109).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k

2017 Value

± 778

0.13%

1 Year growth

± 8.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, SD grew at a rate of 0.13%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,859 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,647 people), and Educational Services (1,252 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence County, SD 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 Lawrence County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,859 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,647 people), and Educational Services (1,252 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, SD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.2 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.15 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence County, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,457), Utilities ($48,500), and Public Administration ($42,632).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. ($4.44B) and Live animals/fish ($4.29B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

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

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Health

89.7% of the population of Lawrence County, SD has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 7.43% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 3.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lawrence County, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, SD see 1182 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.7% decrease from the previous year (1370 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1580 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 632 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,182 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, SD see an average of 1,182 patients per year. This represents a 13.7% decrease from the previous year (1,370 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lawrence County, SD 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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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

44.6%

Employer Coverage

7.43%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

19.8%

Non-Group

3.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, SD declined by 14.7% from 12.1% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawrence County, SD 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. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

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

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Diversity

Lawrence County, SD is home to a population of 25k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.45% of Lawrence County, SD residents were born outside of the country (612 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence County, SD is composed of 22.9k White Alone residents (91.4%), 790 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.16%), 557 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.23%), 277 Two or More Races residents (1.11%), 236 Black or African American Alone residents (0.943%), 225 Asian Alone residents (0.899%), 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.168%), and 37 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.148%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lawrence County, SD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawrence County, SD was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Lawrence County, SD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lawrence County, SD residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

612 people

2.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

726 people

As of 2017, 2.45% of Lawrence County, SD residents (612 people) 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 Lawrence County, SD was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Lawrence County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, SD was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.9k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    790 ± 211

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    557 ± 118

In 2017, there were 28.9 times more White Alone residents (22.9k people) in Lawrence County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 790 Hispanic or Latino and 557 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lawrence County, SD 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 Lawrence County, SD 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 Lawrence County, SD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lawrence County, SD 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

    880 ± 183

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    344 ± 140

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    260 ± 121

Lawrence County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lawrence County, SD awarded 730 degrees. The student population of Lawrence County, SD is skewed towards women, with 1,513 male students and 2,731 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawrence County, SD are White (651 and 89.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 3.73%), Two or More Races (20 and 2.76%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (13 and 1.8%).

The largest universities in Lawrence County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Black Hills State University (730 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lawrence County, SD are General Business Administration & Management (76 and 10.4%), Elementary Education & Teaching (59 and 8.08%), and General Biological Sciences (58 and 7.95%).

The median tuition costs in Lawrence County, SD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,984 and $9,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawrence County, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

730 degrees awarded

$6,984

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lawrence County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Black Hills State University with 730 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

270

Degrees Awarded to Men

460

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 270 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawrence County, SD, which is 0.587 times less than the 460 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

    651 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lawrence County, SD were to White students. These 651 degrees mean that there were 24.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence County, SD was $189,200 in 2017, which is 0.869 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,000 to $189,200, a 0.421% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, SD is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence County, SD have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,275

Median Household Income

± $3,202

10.9k

Number of Households

± 693

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Lawrence County, SD grew to $49,275 from the previous year's value of $48,220.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence County, SD 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

$189,200

2017 Median

± $15,366

$190,000

2016 Median

± $13,079

In 2017, the median property value in Lawrence County, SD declined from to $189,200 from the previous year's value of $190,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lawrence County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

65.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Lawrence County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, SD have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Lawrence County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.2%

  3. Walked

    8.94%

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

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