Lorain County, OH

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Population

307,924

0.509% growth

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$54,932

0.785% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

140,479

0.154% decline

Median Property Value

$143,600

1.91% decline

About

In 2017, Lorain County, OH had a population of 308k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $54,932. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lorain County, OH grew from 306,365 to 307,924, a 0.509% increase and its median household income grew from $54,504 to $54,932, a 0.785% increase.

The population of Lorain County, OH is 78.1% White Alone, 10% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.55% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lorain County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lorain County, OH are Lorain County Community College (1,748 degrees awarded in 2016), Oberlin College (912 degrees), and Ohio Business College-Sheffield (161 degrees).

The median property value in Lorain County, OH is $143,600, and the homeownership rate is 72%. Most people in Lorain County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lorain County, OH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lorain County, OH employs 140k people. The largest industries in Lorain County, OH are Manufacturing (22,889 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,970 people), and Retail Trade (16,931 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,771), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,920), and Wholesale Trade ($58,807).

Median household income in Lorain County, OH is $54,932. Males in Lorain County, OH have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,904. The income inequality in Lorain County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,932

2017 value

± $2,102

0.785%

1 Year Growth

± 5.53%

Households in Lorain County, OH have a median annual income of $54,932, 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 $54,504 in 2016, which represents a 0.785% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,297

Average Male Salary

± $959

$46,904

Average Female Salary

± $740

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.33 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $73,640 ± $48,775

  2. Asian

    $63,304 ± $4,969

  3. American Indian

    $53,849 ± $24,595

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.16 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 Lorain County, OH is from Ohio.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.19% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 974

  2. Census Tract 131

  3. Census Tract 102

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lorain County, OH was Census Tract 974 with a value of $111,005, followed by Census Tract 131 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $93,208 and $82,778.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lorain County, OH (40.5k out of 296k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    27,609 ± 1,193

  2. Black

    8,069 ± 645

  3. Hispanic

    7,353 ± 589

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

140k

2017 Value

± 5,808

-0.154%

1 Year decline

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lorain County, OH declined at a rate of -0.154%, from 141k employees to 140k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lorain County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,411 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,568 people), and Management Occupations (13,526 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lorain County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lorain County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,411 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,568 people), and Management Occupations (13,526 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lorain County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lorain County, OH, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($90,109), Legal Occupations ($79,161), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,330).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

140k

2017 Value

± 5,808

-0.154%

1 Year decline

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lorain County, OH declined at a rate of -0.154%, from 141k employees to 140k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lorain County, OH, are Manufacturing (22,889 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,970 people), and Retail Trade (16,931 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lorain County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lorain County, OH 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 Lorain County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (22,889 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,970 people), and Retail Trade (16,931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lorain County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.69 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.38 times), and Utilities (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lorain County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,771), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,920), and Wholesale Trade ($58,807).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

95.5% of the population of Lorain County, OH has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lorain County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see 1744 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.2% increase from the previous year (1690 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2142 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,744 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see an average of 1,744 patients per year. This represents a 3.2% increase from the previous year (1,690 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lorain County, OH 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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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

4.5%

Uninsured

51.7%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lorain County, OH declined by 15.6% from 5.33% to 4.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lorain County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Lorain County, OH is home to a population of 308k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.93% of Lorain County, OH residents were born outside of the country (9.04k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lorain County, OH is composed of 241k White Alone residents (78.1%), 30.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (10%), 23.3k Black or African American Alone residents (7.55%), 8.71k Two or More Races residents (2.83%), 3.28k Asian Alone residents (1.06%), 935 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.304%), 396 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.129%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lorain County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lorain County, OH was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Lorain County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lorain County, OH residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.04k people

2.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.82k people

As of 2017, 2.93% of Lorain County, OH residents (9.04k 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 Lorain County, OH was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    63,926 ± 6,190 people

  2. Mexico

    49,870 ± 5,471 people

  3. China

    31,441 ± 4,347 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 63,926 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 49,870 and China with 31,441.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Lorain County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lorain County, OH was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    241k ± 480

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    30.8k ± 3.96k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    23.3k ± 1.56k

In 2017, there were 7.81 times more White Alone residents (241k people) in Lorain County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.8k Hispanic or Latino and 23.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    5,830 ± 1,033

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,397 ± 1,005

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,340 ± 861

Lorain County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lorain County, OH awarded 2,972 degrees. The student population of Lorain County, OH is skewed towards women, with 5,891 male students and 9,047 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lorain County, OH are White (2,179 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (264 and 9.06%), Hispanic or Latino (254 and 8.71%), and Asian (84 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Lorain County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Lorain County Community College (1,748 and 58.8%), Oberlin College (912 and 30.7%), and Ohio Business College-Sheffield (161 and 5.42%).

The most popular majors in Lorain County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (723 and 24.3%), General Business Administration & Management (163 and 5.48%), and Registered Nursing (151 and 5.08%).

The median tuition costs in Lorain County, OH are $51,324 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. 117 degrees awarded

  2. 723 degrees awarded

  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lorain County, OH was General Business Administration & Management with 117 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,748 degrees awarded

  2. 912 degrees awarded

  3. 161 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$51,324

Median Private

In 2016, the Lorain County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lorain County Community College with 1,748 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,084

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,888

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,084 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lorain County, OH, which is 0.574 times less than the 1,888 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lorain County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,179 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    264 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    254 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lorain County, OH were to White students. These 2,179 degrees mean that there were 8.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 264 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lorain County, OH was $143,600 in 2017, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,400 to $143,600, a 1.91% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lorain County, OH is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lorain County, OH have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lorain County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,932

Median Household Income

± $2,102

120k

Number of Households

± 5,316

In 2017, the median household income of the 120k households in Lorain County, OH grew to $54,932 from the previous year's value of $54,504.

The following chart displays the households in Lorain County, OH 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

$143,600

2017 Median

± $4,778

$146,400

2016 Median

± $5,601

In 2017, the median property value in Lorain County, OH declined from to $143,600 from the previous year's value of $146,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72% of the housing units in Lorain County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lorain County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Lorain County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lorain County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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