Logan County, WV

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Population

34,428

2.1% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$37,859

1.6% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

10,678

5.26% decline

Median Property Value

$85,800

0.234% growth

About

In 2017, Logan County, WV had a population of 34.4k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $37,859. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Logan County, WV declined from 35,166 to 34,428, a -2.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,262 to $37,859, a 1.6% increase.

The population of Logan County, WV is 96% White Alone, 1.62% Black or African American Alone, and 0.898% Two or More Races. 1.3% of the people in Logan County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Logan County, WV are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (383 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center (24 degrees).

The median property value in Logan County, WV is $85,800, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Logan County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Logan County, WV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Logan County, WV employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Logan County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,984), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,011), and Utilities ($61,875).

Median household income in Logan County, WV is $37,859. Males in Logan County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Logan County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,859

2017 value

± $3,152

1.6%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Logan County, WV have a median annual income of $37,859, 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 $37,262 in 2016, which represents a 1.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Logan County, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Logan County, WV 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. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Logan County, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Logan County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia 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 9566

  2. Census Tract 9561.02

  3. Census Tract 9561.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Logan County, WV was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $51,146, followed by Census Tract 9561.02 and Census Tract 9561.01, with respective values of $43,125 and $41,324.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Logan County, WV (7.59k out of 33.8k 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 Females 45 - 54, 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

    7,219 ± 572

  2. Black

    191 ± 120

  3. Two Or More

    160 ± 132

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Logan County, WV is White, followed by Black 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

10.7k

2017 Value

± 719

-5.26%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Logan County, WV declined at a rate of -5.26%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Logan County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,413 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Logan County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Logan County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,413 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Logan County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.21 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.09 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Logan County, WV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,778), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($56,141).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.7k

2017 Value

± 719

-5.26%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Logan County, WV declined at a rate of -5.26%, from 11.3k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Logan County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Logan County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Logan County, WV 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 Logan County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,971 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,401 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Logan County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (25 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.38 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Logan County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,984), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,011), and Utilities ($61,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Logan County, WV has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 29.2% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 5.92% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Logan County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Logan County, WV see 2169 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (2209 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11233 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1532 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,169 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Logan County, WV see an average of 2,169 patients per year. This represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (2,209 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Logan County, WV 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

9.13%

Uninsured

36.8%

Employer Coverage

29.2%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

5.92%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Logan County, WV declined by 17.5% from 11.1% to 9.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Logan County, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Logan County, WV is home to a population of 34.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.369% of Logan County, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Logan County, WV is composed of 33k White Alone residents (96%), 558 Black or African American Alone residents (1.62%), 309 Two or More Races residents (0.898%), 289 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.839%), 133 Asian Alone residents (0.386%), 96 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.279%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0116%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Logan County, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (229 speakers), Chinese (87 speakers), and German (59 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Logan County, WV was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Logan County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Logan County, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.369%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.446%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.369% of Logan County, WV 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 Logan County, WV was 0.446%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Logan County, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Logan County, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Logan County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Logan County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    558 ± 77

  3. Two or More Races

    309 ± 94.2

In 2017, there were 59.2 times more White Alone residents (33k people) in Logan County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 558 Black or African American Alone and 309 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 Logan County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    229 speakers (0.678%)

  2. Chinese

    87 speakers (0.258%)

  3. German

    59 speakers (0.175%)

1.3% of Logan County, WV 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 Logan County, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.678% of the overall population of Logan County, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.258% speak Chinese and 0.175% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,009 ± 187

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    187 ± 75

  3. Korea

    158 ± 91

Logan County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Logan County, WV awarded 407 degrees. The student population of Logan County, WV is skewed towards women, with 679 male students and 1,051 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Logan County, WV are White (400 and 98.3%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 1.23%), Asian (2 and 0.491%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Logan County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (383 and 94.1%) and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center (24 and 5.9%).

The most popular majors in Logan County, WV are General Studies (77 and 18.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 and 13%), and Registered Nursing (34 and 8.35%).

The median tuition costs in Logan County, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Logan County, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 53 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 383 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Logan County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College with 383 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

141

Degrees Awarded to Men

266

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 141 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Logan County, WV, which is 0.53 times less than the 266 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

    400 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Logan County, WV were to White students. These 400 degrees mean that there were 80 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Logan County, WV was $85,800 in 2017, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $85,800, a 0.234% increase. The homeownership rate in Logan County, WV is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Logan County, WV have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Logan County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,859

Median Household Income

± $3,152

14k

Number of Households

± 823

In 2017, the median household income of the 14k households in Logan County, WV grew to $37,859 from the previous year's value of $37,262.

The following chart displays the households in Logan County, WV 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,800

2017 Median

± $3,111

$85,600

2016 Median

± $2,910

In 2017, the median property value in Logan County, WV grew to to $85,800 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Logan County, WV 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 Logan County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Logan County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Logan County, WV have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Logan County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Walked

    3.99%

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

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