Oldham County, KY

County

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Population
65,374
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Median Age
39

Poverty Rate
5.49%

Median Household Income
$97,597
5.81% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$271,900
4.7% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
31,579
2.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Oldham County, KY had a population of 65.4k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $97,597. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Oldham County, KY grew from 64,633 to 65,374, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $92,237 to $97,597, a 5.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oldham County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.65%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%). NaNk% of the people in Oldham County, KY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oldham County, KY is $271,900, and the homeownership rate is 84.9%. Most people in Oldham County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oldham County, KY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Oldham County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.3%), followed by Other (6.44%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Oldham County, KY
62.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kentucky
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kentucky was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kentucky colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Oldham County, KY is home to a population of 65.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.16% of Oldham County, KY residents were born outside of the country (2.07k people).

In 2018, there were 24.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.8k people) in Oldham County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oldham County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.8k ± 36
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.39k ± 245
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 248
3.92%
Hispanic Population
2.56k people

In 2018, there were 24.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.8k people) in Oldham County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.92% of the people in Oldham County, KY are hispanic (2.56k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oldham County, KY as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.16%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.07k people
3.29%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people

As of 2018, 3.16% of Oldham County, KY residents (2.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oldham County, KY was 3.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Oldham County, KY was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Oldham County, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Oldham County, KY residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    32,622 ± 4,418 people
  2. India
    10,932 ± 2,564 people
  3. Cuba
    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Oldham County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Oldham County, KY was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,163 ± 149
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    904 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    864 ± 173

Oldham County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Oldham County, KY is $97,597. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oldham County, KY was Census Tract 308.01 with a value of $165,221, followed by Census Tract 307.01 and Census Tract 307.02, with respective values of $149,688 and $141,658.

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Oldham County, KY employs 31.6k people. The largest industries in Oldham County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,259 people), Manufacturing (3,879 people), and Retail Trade (3,613 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,333), Utilities ($82,105), and Manufacturing ($76,831).

Wages

Median Household Income

$97,597
2018 value
± $2,940
5.81%
1 Year Growth
± 4%

Households in Oldham County, KY have a median annual income of $97,597, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $92,237 in 2017, which represents a 5.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,518
$41,451
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky 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 in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $55,164 ± $10,370
  2. White
    $43,856 ± $923
  3. American Indian
    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oldham County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.457
2017 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.455
2016 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky 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 308.01
  2. Census Tract 307.01
  3. Census Tract 307.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oldham County, KY was Census Tract 308.01 with a value of $165,221, followed by Census Tract 307.01 and Census Tract 307.02, with respective values of $149,688 and $141,658.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oldham County, KY (3.38k out of 61.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, 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
    2,780 ± 323
  2. Hispanic
    511 ± 162
  3. Black
    283 ± 171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oldham County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

31.6k
2018 Value
± 1,016
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Oldham County, KY grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 30.7k employees to 31.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oldham County, KY, are Management Occupations (4,510 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,221 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,510 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,221 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oldham County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.44 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oldham County, KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,797), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,324), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,561).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.6k
2018 Value
± 1,016
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Oldham County, KY grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 30.7k employees to 31.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oldham County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,259 people), Manufacturing (3,879 people), and Retail Trade (3,613 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oldham County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Oldham County, KY 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 Oldham County, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,259 people), Manufacturing (3,879 people), and Retail Trade (3,613 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oldham County, KY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.73 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.38 times), and Manufacturing (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oldham County, KY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,333), Utilities ($82,105), and Manufacturing ($76,831).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $71.4B
  2. $17.1B
  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($17.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2015 Value in Kentucky
$398B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky 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 Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $22.9B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oldham County, KY was $271,900 in 2018, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $259,700 to $271,900, a 4.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Oldham County, KY is 84.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oldham County, KY have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oldham County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$271,900
2018 Median
± $5,801
$259,700
2017 Median
± $6,029

In 2018, the median property value in Oldham County, KY grew to to $271,900 from the previous year's value of $259,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oldham County, KY 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 Oldham County, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$97,597
Median Household Income
± $2,940
20.7k
Number of Households
± 741

In 2018, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Oldham County, KY grew to $97,597 from the previous year's value of $92,237.

The following chart displays the households in Oldham County, KY 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84.9%
2018 Homeownership
85.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 84.9% of the housing units in Oldham County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oldham County, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oldham County, KY have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Oldham County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.2%
  2. Carpooled
    6.58%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.27%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Oldham County, KY was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.58%) and those who Worked At Home (6.27%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oldham County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oldham County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97% of the population of Oldham County, KY has health coverage, with 65.4% on employee plans, 8.08% on Medicaid, 9.09% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Oldham County, KY see 1442 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1477 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2732 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1130 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,442 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oldham County, KY

Primary care physicians in Oldham County, KY see an average of 1,442 patients per year. This represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1,477 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oldham County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$4,551
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,016
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,368
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

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

3.01%
Uninsured
65.4%
Employer Coverage
8.08%
Medicaid
9.09%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oldham County, KY declined by 21.6% from 3.84% to 3.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oldham County, KY 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. 18% prevalence
  2. 17.9% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

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

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