Pensacola, FL

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Population

52,689

1.05% decline

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$46,569

1.39% growth

Number of Employees

23,968

0.387% decline

Median Property Value

$155,700

6.86% growth

About

In 2017, Pensacola, FL had a population of 52.7k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $46,569. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pensacola, FL declined from 53,250 to 52,689, a -1.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,931 to $46,569, a 1.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pensacola, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.84%), White (Hispanic) (3.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%). N/A% of the people in Pensacola, FL speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pensacola, FL are Pensacola State College (2,086 degrees awarded in 2017) and Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers (101 degrees).

The median property value in Pensacola, FL is $155,700, and the homeownership rate is 58.8%. Most people in Pensacola, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pensacola, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pensacola, FL employs 24k people. The largest industries in Pensacola, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,039 people), Retail Trade (3,281 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,791 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,984), Utilities ($58,618), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,543).

Median household income in Pensacola, FL is $46,569. Males in Pensacola, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Pensacola, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,569

2017 value

± $1,908

1.39%

1 Year Growth

± 6.52%

Households in Pensacola, FL have a median annual income of $46,569, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,931 in 2016, which represents a 1.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 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. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pensacola, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 9

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 10.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pensacola, FL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $72,765, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $66,125 and $65,110.

The following map shows all of the places in Pensacola, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pensacola, FL (9.16k out of 52.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. Black

    4,996 ± 626

  2. White

    3,165 ± 419

  3. Two Or More

    722 ± 269

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pensacola, FL is Black, followed by White 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

24k

2017 Value

± 1,183

-0.387%

1 Year decline

± 6.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pensacola, FL declined at a rate of -0.387%, from 24.1k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pensacola, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,158 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,923 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pensacola, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pensacola, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,158 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,923 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,169 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pensacola, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.78 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.71 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pensacola, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,200), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,527), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,531).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24k

2017 Value

± 1,183

-0.387%

1 Year decline

± 6.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pensacola, FL declined at a rate of -0.387%, from 24.1k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pensacola, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,039 people), Retail Trade (3,281 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,791 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pensacola, FL, though some of these residents may live in Pensacola, FL 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 Pensacola, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,039 people), Retail Trade (3,281 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,791 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pensacola, FL has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.53 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.49 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pensacola, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,984), Utilities ($58,618), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,543).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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

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Health

88.6% of the population of Pensacola, FL has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 4.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pensacola, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Pensacola, FL see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.906% decrease from the previous year (1546 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1722 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 612 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,532 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Escambia County, FL see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 0.906% decrease from the previous year (1,546 patients).

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

11.4%

Uninsured

40%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

4.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pensacola, FL declined by 15.7% from 13.5% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pensacola, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Pensacola, FL is home to a population of 52.7k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.26% of Pensacola, FL residents were born outside of the country (2.24k people).

In 2017, there were 2.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.9k people) in Pensacola, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.55k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pensacola, FL was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Pensacola, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pensacola, FL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.24k people

4.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.37k people

As of 2017, 4.26% of Pensacola, FL residents (2.24k 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 Pensacola, FL was 4.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Pensacola, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pensacola, FL was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pensacola, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    30.9k ± 1.24k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    15.3k ± 1.06k

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.55k ± 595

In 2017, there were 2.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.9k people) in Pensacola, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.55k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Pensacola, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,661 ± 243

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,196 ± 249

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    858 ± 186

Pensacola, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pensacola, FL awarded 2,187 degrees. The student population of Pensacola, FL is skewed towards women, with 3,808 male students and 5,928 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pensacola, FL are White (1,500 and 68.8%), followed by Black or African American (333 and 15.3%), Hispanic or Latino (123 and 5.64%), and Two or More Races (106 and 4.86%).

The largest universities in Pensacola, FL by number of degrees awarded are Pensacola State College (2,086 and 95.4%) and Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers (101 and 4.62%).

The most popular majors in Pensacola, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,007 and 46%), Registered Nursing (157 and 7.18%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (131 and 5.99%).

The median tuition costs in Pensacola, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,051 and $8,208 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,007 degrees awarded

  2. 131 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pensacola, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,007 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,086 degrees awarded

  2. 101 degrees awarded

$2,051

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pensacola, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pensacola State College with 2,086 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

763

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,424

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 763 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pensacola, FL, which is 0.536 times less than the 1,424 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pensacola, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,500 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    333 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    123 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pensacola, FL were to White students. These 1,500 degrees mean that there were 4.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 333 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pensacola, FL was $155,700 in 2017, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,700 to $155,700, a 6.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Pensacola, FL is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pensacola, FL have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pensacola, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,700

2017 Median

± $6,427

$145,700

2016 Median

± $6,762

In 2017, the median property value in Pensacola, FL grew to to $155,700 from the previous year's value of $145,700.

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

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Household Income

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$46,569

Median Household Income

± $1,908

21.9k

Number of Households

± 970

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.9k households in Pensacola, FL grew to $46,569 from the previous year's value of $45,931.

The following chart displays the households in Pensacola, FL 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.8%

2017 Homeownership

57%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.8% of the housing units in Pensacola, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pensacola, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pensacola, FL have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Pensacola, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pensacola, FL was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (5.12%).

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 Pensacola, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pensacola, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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