Salisbury, NC

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Population

33,561

0.336% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$38,316

4.55% growth

Poverty Rate

22.9%


Number of Employees

13,056

2.3% growth

Median Property Value

$124,300

2.98% growth

About

In 2017, Salisbury, NC had a population of 33.6k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $38,316. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Salisbury, NC declined from 33,674 to 33,561, a -0.336% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,649 to $38,316, a 4.55% increase.

The population of Salisbury, NC is 48.1% White Alone, 38.5% Black or African American Alone, and 9.98% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Salisbury, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salisbury, NC are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,201 degrees awarded in 2016), Catawba College (278 degrees), and Livingstone College (151 degrees).

The median property value in Salisbury, NC is $124,300, and the homeownership rate is 49.4%. Most people in Salisbury, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Salisbury, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Salisbury, NC employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Salisbury, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,764 people), Manufacturing (2,312 people), and Retail Trade (1,453 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,591), Finance & Insurance ($48,824), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,393).

Median household income in Salisbury, NC is $38,316. Males in Salisbury, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Salisbury, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,316

2017 value

± $3,519

4.55%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Salisbury, NC have a median annual income of $38,316, 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 $36,649 in 2016, which represents a 4.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Salisbury, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 513.02

  2. Census Tract 512.02

  3. Census Tract 505

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salisbury, NC was Census Tract 513.02 with a value of $49,366, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 505, with respective values of $49,087 and $48,654.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salisbury, NC (6.87k out of 30.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    3,481 ± 469

  2. White

    2,903 ± 412

  3. Hispanic

    1,132 ± 292

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

13.1k

2017 Value

± 819

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salisbury, NC grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salisbury, NC, are Production Occupations (1,754 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,303 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,173 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salisbury, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Salisbury, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,754 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,303 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,173 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salisbury, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.99 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salisbury, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($138,304), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,184), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,845).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k

2017 Value

± 819

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Salisbury, NC grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salisbury, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,764 people), Manufacturing (2,312 people), and Retail Trade (1,453 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salisbury, NC, though some of these residents may live in Salisbury, NC 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 Salisbury, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,764 people), Manufacturing (2,312 people), and Retail Trade (1,453 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Salisbury, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.75 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.58 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salisbury, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,591), Finance & Insurance ($48,824), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,393).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

86.4% of the population of Salisbury, NC has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Salisbury, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Salisbury, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

13.6%

Uninsured

35.1%

Employer Coverage

23.6%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salisbury, NC declined by 10.6% from 15.3% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salisbury, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Salisbury, NC is home to a population of 33.6k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.37% of Salisbury, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Salisbury, NC is composed of 16.1k White Alone residents (48.1%), 12.9k Black or African American Alone residents (38.5%), 3.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.98%), 714 Two or More Races residents (2.13%), 352 Asian Alone residents (1.05%), 63 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.188%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0387%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0268%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Salisbury, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Salisbury, NC was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Salisbury, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Salisbury, NC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.47k people

4.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.66k people

As of 2017, 4.37% of Salisbury, NC residents (1.47k 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 Salisbury, NC was 4.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Salisbury, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Salisbury, NC was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.1k ± 640

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.9k ± 706

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.35k ± 808

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more White Alone residents (16.1k people) in Salisbury, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k Black or African American Alone and 3.35k 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 Salisbury, NC 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 Salisbury, NC 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 Salisbury, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Salisbury, NC 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

    970 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    394 ± 159

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    289 ± 116

Salisbury, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Salisbury, NC awarded 1,669 degrees. The student population of Salisbury, NC is skewed towards women, with 3,244 male students and 4,747 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salisbury, NC are White (1,061 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (433 and 26.2%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 5.7%), and Asian (25 and 1.52%).

The largest universities in Salisbury, NC by number of degrees awarded are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,201 and 72%), Catawba College (278 and 16.7%), and Livingstone College (151 and 9.05%).

The most popular majors in Salisbury, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 and 18.5%), Medical Office Management (202 and 12.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (141 and 8.45%).

The median tuition costs in Salisbury, NC are $22,393 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Salisbury, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 295 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,201 degrees awarded

  2. 278 degrees awarded

  3. 151 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,393

Median Private

In 2016, the Salisbury, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with 1,201 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

653

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,016

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 653 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salisbury, NC, which is 0.643 times less than the 1,016 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

    1,061 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    433 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Salisbury, NC were to White students. These 1,061 degrees mean that there were 2.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 433 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salisbury, NC was $124,300 in 2017, which is 0.571 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $124,300, a 2.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Salisbury, NC is 49.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salisbury, NC have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salisbury, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$38,316

Median Household Income

± $3,519

12.7k

Number of Households

± 773

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Salisbury, NC grew to $38,316 from the previous year's value of $36,649.

The following chart displays the households in Salisbury, NC 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

$124,300

2017 Median

± $6,910

$120,700

2016 Median

± $5,536

In 2017, the median property value in Salisbury, NC grew to to $124,300 from the previous year's value of $120,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Salisbury, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salisbury, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.4%

2017 Homeownership

48.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.4% of the housing units in Salisbury, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salisbury, NC have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Salisbury, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.78%

  3. Walked

    3.17%

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

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