Poplar Bluff, MO

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Population

17,112

0.5% decline

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$32,819

3.61% growth

Poverty Rate

25.5%


Number of Employees

6,618

1.19% decline

Median Property Value

$95,700

3.8% growth

About

In 2017, Poplar Bluff, MO had a population of 17.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $32,819. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Poplar Bluff, MO declined from 17,198 to 17,112, a -0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,675 to $32,819, a 3.61% increase.

The population of Poplar Bluff, MO is 81.1% White Alone, 11% Black or African American Alone, and 3.83% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Poplar Bluff, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poplar Bluff, MO are Three Rivers College (994 degrees awarded in 2016) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (48 degrees).

The median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO is $95,700, and the homeownership rate is 46.7%. Most people in Poplar Bluff, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Poplar Bluff, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Poplar Bluff, MO employs 6.62k people. The largest industries in Poplar Bluff, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,596 people), Retail Trade (1,094 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,953), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,077), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,375).

Median household income in Poplar Bluff, MO is $32,819. Males in Poplar Bluff, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Poplar Bluff, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,819

2017 value

± $3,271

3.61%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Poplar Bluff, MO have a median annual income of $32,819, 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 $31,675 in 2016, which represents a 3.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 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

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Poplar Bluff, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri 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 9502.01

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poplar Bluff, MO was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $46,406, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502.02, with respective values of $44,583 and $44,459.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poplar Bluff, MO (4.21k out of 16.5k 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 < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,317 ± 416

  2. Black

    590 ± 203

  3. Hispanic

    217 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Poplar Bluff, MO 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

6.62k

2017 Value

± 612

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poplar Bluff, MO declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 6.7k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poplar Bluff, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,060 people), Sales & Related Occupations (865 people), and Production Occupations (829 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poplar Bluff, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Poplar Bluff, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,060 people), Sales & Related Occupations (865 people), and Production Occupations (829 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poplar Bluff, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.15 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Poplar Bluff, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,080), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,641), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($47,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.62k

2017 Value

± 612

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poplar Bluff, MO declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 6.7k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poplar Bluff, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,596 people), Retail Trade (1,094 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poplar Bluff, MO, though some of these residents may live in Poplar Bluff, MO 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 Poplar Bluff, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,596 people), Retail Trade (1,094 people), and Manufacturing (1,041 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poplar Bluff, MO has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.87 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.74 times), and Manufacturing (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Poplar Bluff, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,953), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,077), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

87.1% of the population of Poplar Bluff, MO has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 27.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Poplar Bluff, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Poplar Bluff, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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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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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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

12.9%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

27.2%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

2.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poplar Bluff, MO declined by 8.48% from 14.1% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Poplar Bluff, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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

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Diversity

Poplar Bluff, MO is home to a population of 17.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.63% of Poplar Bluff, MO residents were born outside of the country (279 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Poplar Bluff, MO is composed of 13.9k White Alone residents (81.1%), 1.89k Black or African American Alone residents (11%), 655 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.83%), 444 Two or More Races residents (2.59%), 219 Asian Alone residents (1.28%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.076%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.076%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Poplar Bluff, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Poplar Bluff, MO was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Poplar Bluff, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Poplar Bluff, MO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

279 people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

295 people

As of 2017, 1.63% of Poplar Bluff, MO residents (279 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 Poplar Bluff, MO was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Poplar Bluff, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Poplar Bluff, MO was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.9k ± 280

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.89k ± 297

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    655 ± 207

In 2017, there were 7.35 times more White Alone residents (13.9k people) in Poplar Bluff, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Black or African American Alone and 655 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 Poplar Bluff, MO 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 Poplar Bluff, MO 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 Poplar Bluff, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Poplar Bluff, MO 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

    541 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    240 ± 95

  3. Korea

    94 ± 60

Poplar Bluff, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Poplar Bluff, MO awarded 1,042 degrees. The student population of Poplar Bluff, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,218 male students and 2,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poplar Bluff, MO are White (906 and 87.5%), followed by Black or African American (72 and 6.96%), Hispanic or Latino (23 and 2.22%), and Unknown (22 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Poplar Bluff, MO by number of degrees awarded are Three Rivers College (994 and 95.4%) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (48 and 4.61%).

The most popular majors in Poplar Bluff, MO are General Studies (286 and 27.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (263 and 25.2%), and Registered Nursing (64 and 6.14%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 260 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Poplar Bluff, MO was Other Teacher Education & Professional Development with 55 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 994 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Poplar Bluff, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Three Rivers College with 994 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

283

Degrees Awarded to Men

759

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Poplar Bluff, MO, which is 0.373 times less than the 759 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    906 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Poplar Bluff, MO were to White students. These 906 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO was $95,700 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $95,700, a 3.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Poplar Bluff, MO is 46.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Poplar Bluff, MO have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Poplar Bluff, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,819

Median Household Income

± $3,271

6.94k

Number of Households

± 582

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.94k households in Poplar Bluff, MO grew to $32,819 from the previous year's value of $31,675.

The following chart displays the households in Poplar Bluff, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,700

2017 Median

± $5,758

$92,200

2016 Median

± $4,674

In 2017, the median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO grew to to $95,700 from the previous year's value of $92,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

46.7%

2017 Homeownership

48.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.7% of the housing units in Poplar Bluff, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.1%.

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

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poplar Bluff, MO have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Poplar Bluff, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Walked

    5.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Poplar Bluff, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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