McDonough County, IL

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Population

31,597

0.41% decline

Median Age

31.3


Median Household Income

$42,911

3.44% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

13,837

1.45% decline

Median Property Value

$94,600

1.39% growth

About

In 2017, McDonough County, IL had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $42,911. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McDonough County, IL declined from 31,727 to 31,597, a -0.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,484 to $42,911, a 3.44% increase.

The population of McDonough County, IL is 88.2% White Alone, 4.75% Black or African American Alone, and 2.69% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in McDonough County, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McDonough County, IL are Western Illinois University (2,961 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in McDonough County, IL is $94,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.7%. Most people in McDonough County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15 minutes. The average car ownership in McDonough County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McDonough County, IL employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in McDonough County, IL are Educational Services (3,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,727 people), and Retail Trade (1,722 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($39,829), Utilities ($36,667), and Manufacturing ($36,240).

Median household income in McDonough County, IL is $42,911. Males in McDonough County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in McDonough County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,911

2017 value

± $3,068

3.44%

1 Year Growth

± 8.85%

Households in McDonough County, IL have a median annual income of $42,911, 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 $41,484 in 2016, which represents a 3.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McDonough County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 103

  2. Census Tract 102

  3. Census Tract 107

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McDonough County, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $75,526, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $51,200 and $49,115.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McDonough County, IL (6.21k out of 27.8k 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 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

    5,518 ± 443

  2. Black

    327 ± 175

  3. Asian

    251 ± 159

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

13.8k

2017 Value

± 721

-1.45%

1 Year decline

± 7.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McDonough County, IL declined at a rate of -1.45%, from 14k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McDonough County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,905 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,487 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,434 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McDonough County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McDonough County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,905 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,487 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,434 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McDonough County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.69 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McDonough County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,926), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,743).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 721

-1.45%

1 Year decline

± 7.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McDonough County, IL declined at a rate of -1.45%, from 14k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McDonough County, IL, are Educational Services (3,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,727 people), and Retail Trade (1,722 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McDonough County, IL, though some of these residents may live in McDonough County, IL 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 McDonough County, IL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,727 people), and Retail Trade (1,722 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McDonough County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.66 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.42 times), and Retail Trade (1.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McDonough County, IL, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($39,829), Utilities ($36,667), and Manufacturing ($36,240).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of McDonough County, IL has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of McDonough County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in McDonough County, IL see 2089 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.87% increase from the previous year (1992 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2818 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 633 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,089 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McDonough County, IL see an average of 2,089 patients per year. This represents a 4.87% increase from the previous year (1,992 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McDonough County, IL 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

6.31%

Uninsured

51%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McDonough County, IL declined by 11% from 7.1% to 6.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McDonough County, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

McDonough County, IL is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.76% of McDonough County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1.19k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McDonough County, IL is composed of 27.9k White Alone residents (88.2%), 1.5k Black or African American Alone residents (4.75%), 851 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.69%), 689 Asian Alone residents (2.18%), 626 Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 66 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.209%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00633%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McDonough County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in McDonough County, IL was 31.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in McDonough County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McDonough County, IL residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.19k people

3.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.26k people

As of 2017, 3.76% of McDonough County, IL residents (1.19k 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 McDonough County, IL was 3.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of McDonough County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McDonough County, IL was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.9k ± 31

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.5k ± 131

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    851 ± 114

In 2017, there were 18.5 times more White Alone residents (27.9k people) in McDonough County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Black or African American Alone and 851 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    830 ± 136

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    357 ± 144

  3. Korea

    196 ± 78

McDonough County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McDonough County, IL awarded 2,961 degrees. The student population of McDonough County, IL is skewed towards women, with 4,946 male students and 5,427 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McDonough County, IL are White (2,060 and 74.3%), followed by Black or African American (303 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (224 and 8.08%), and Unknown (88 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in McDonough County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Western Illinois University (2,961 and 100%).

The most popular majors in McDonough County, IL are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (408 and 13.8%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (221 and 7.46%), and General Business Administration & Management (116 and 3.92%).

The median tuition costs in McDonough County, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,596 and $12,894 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 McDonough County, IL was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 221 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,961 degrees awarded

$8,596

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McDonough County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Illinois University with 2,961 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,428

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,533

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,428 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McDonough County, IL, which is 0.932 times less than the 1,533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in McDonough County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,060 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    303 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    224 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McDonough County, IL were to White students. These 2,060 degrees mean that there were 6.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 303 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McDonough County, IL was $94,600 in 2017, which is 0.435 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,300 to $94,600, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in McDonough County, IL is 66.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McDonough County, IL have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McDonough County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,911

Median Household Income

± $3,068

11.5k

Number of Households

± 602

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.5k households in McDonough County, IL grew to $42,911 from the previous year's value of $41,484.

The following chart displays the households in McDonough County, IL 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

$94,600

2017 Median

± $3,900

$93,300

2016 Median

± $4,472

In 2017, the median property value in McDonough County, IL grew to to $94,600 from the previous year's value of $93,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.7%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.7% of the housing units in McDonough County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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

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Commute Time

15 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McDonough County, IL have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in McDonough County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.55%

  3. Walked

    8.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McDonough County, IL was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.55%) and those who Walked (8.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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