Rockland County, NY

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Population

328,868

0.639% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$88,726

3.75% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

152,895

4.07% growth

Median Property Value

$439,100

1.74% growth

About

In 2017, Rockland County, NY had a population of 329k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $88,726. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rockland County, NY grew from 326,780 to 328,868, a 0.639% increase and its median household income grew from $85,515 to $88,726, a 3.75% increase.

The population of Rockland County, NY is 62.6% White Alone, 18% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Rockland County, NY speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockland County, NY are Rockland Community College (1,029 degrees awarded in 2016), Nyack College (675 degrees), and Dominican College of Blauvelt (579 degrees).

The median property value in Rockland County, NY is $439,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Rockland County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockland County, NY is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Harriman State Park is the second largest state park in New York. Located in Rockland and Orange counties 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City.

Economy

The economy of Rockland County, NY employs 153k people. The largest industries in Rockland County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,945 people), Educational Services (21,420 people), and Retail Trade (15,125 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,854), Public Administration ($85,950), and Finance & Insurance ($80,481).

Median household income in Rockland County, NY is $88,726. Males in Rockland County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Rockland County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$88,726

2017 value

± $4,085

3.75%

1 Year Growth

± 7.97%

Households in Rockland County, NY have a median annual income of $88,726, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,515 in 2016, which represents a 3.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rockland County, NY made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Rockland County, NY 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. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rockland County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Rockland County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockland County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 108.01

  2. Census Tract 105.03

  3. Census Tract 108.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockland County, NY was Census Tract 108.01 with a value of $155,440, followed by Census Tract 105.03 and Census Tract 108.02, with respective values of $137,875 and $132,436.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockland County, NY (45.6k out of 320k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    34,554 ± 1,206

  2. Hispanic

    10,063 ± 743

  3. Other

    5,631 ± 601

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockland County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

153k

2017 Value

± 6,543

4.07%

1 Year growth

± 5.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockland County, NY grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 147k employees to 153k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockland County, NY, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (9,647 people), Other Teachers & Instructors, Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,596 people), and Registered Nurses (4,766 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockland County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockland County, NY, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (9,647 people), Other Teachers & Instructors, Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,596 people), and Registered Nurses (4,766 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockland County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers (6.59 times higher than expected), Special Education Te (4.47 times), and Preschool & Kinder (3.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockland County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($110,846), Legal Occupations ($101,790), and Management Occupations ($97,084).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

153k

2017 Value

± 6,543

4.07%

1 Year growth

± 5.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockland County, NY grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 147k employees to 153k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockland County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,945 people), Educational Services (21,420 people), and Retail Trade (15,125 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockland County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Rockland County, NY 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 Rockland County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,945 people), Educational Services (21,420 people), and Retail Trade (15,125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockland County, NY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.59 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.53 times), and Information (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockland County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,854), Public Administration ($85,950), and Finance & Insurance ($80,481).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

94.8% of the population of Rockland County, NY has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.231% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Rockland County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Rockland County, NY see 1105 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.04% increase from the previous year (1052 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 999 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 403 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,105 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rockland County, NY see an average of 1,105 patients per year. This represents a 5.04% increase from the previous year (1,052 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockland County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

5.18%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

25.9%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

0.231%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockland County, NY declined by 21.1% from 6.57% to 5.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rockland County, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Rockland County, NY is home to a population of 329k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.1% of Rockland County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rockland County, NY is composed of 206k White Alone residents (62.6%), 59.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (18%), 37.3k Black or African American Alone residents (11.3%), 20k Asian Alone residents (6.07%), 5.22k Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 974 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.296%), 485 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.147%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rockland County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rockland County, NY was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Rockland County, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rockland County, NY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.1% of Rockland County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockland County, NY was 21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rockland County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 Rockland County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Rockland County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rockland County, NY was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    206k ± 385

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    59.1k ± 5.7k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    37.3k ± 1.38k

In 2017, there were 3.48 times more White Alone residents (206k people) in Rockland County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.1k Hispanic or Latino and 37.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rockland County, NY 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 Rockland County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Rockland County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rockland County, NY 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. false

    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Rockland County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rockland County, NY awarded 3,193 degrees. The student population of Rockland County, NY is skewed towards women, with 7,592 male students and 8,219 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockland County, NY are White (1,474 and 47.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (550 and 17.7%), Black or African American (543 and 17.5%), and Asian (252 and 8.11%).

The largest universities in Rockland County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Rockland Community College (1,029 and 32.2%), Nyack College (675 and 21.1%), and Dominican College of Blauvelt (579 and 18.1%).

The most popular majors in Rockland County, NY are Humanistic Studies (314 and 9.83%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (205 and 6.42%), and Registered Nursing (203 and 6.36%).

The median tuition costs in Rockland County, NY are $9,600 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. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 137 degrees awarded

  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rockland County, NY was Organizational Behavior Studies with 86 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,029 degrees awarded

  2. 675 degrees awarded

  3. 579 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Rockland County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rockland Community College with 1,029 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,338

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,855

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,338 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockland County, NY, which is 0.721 times less than the 1,855 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

    1,474 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    550 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    543 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockland County, NY were to White students. These 1,474 degrees mean that there were 2.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 550 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockland County, NY was $439,100 in 2017, which is 2.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $431,600 to $439,100, a 1.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockland County, NY is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockland County, NY have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockland County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$88,726

Median Household Income

± $4,085

100k

Number of Households

± 4,841

In 2017, the median household income of the 100k households in Rockland County, NY grew to $88,726 from the previous year's value of $85,515.

The following chart displays the households in Rockland County, NY 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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Housing

Property Value

$439,100

2017 Median

± $9,070

$431,600

2016 Median

± $7,501

In 2017, the median property value in Rockland County, NY grew to to $439,100 from the previous year's value of $431,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockland County, NY 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 Rockland County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Rockland County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockland County, NY have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.21% of the workforce in Rockland County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.1%

  2. Public Transit

    9.33%

  3. Carpooled

    9.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rockland County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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