Skokie, IL

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Population

64,773

0.154% decline

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$70,544

3.72% growth

Poverty Rate

9.84%


Number of Employees

30,906

0.341% growth

Median Property Value

$291,200

3.15% growth

About

In 2017, Skokie, IL had a population of 64.8k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $70,544. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Skokie, IL declined from 64,873 to 64,773, a -0.154% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,015 to $70,544, a 3.72% increase.

The population of Skokie, IL is 51.7% White Alone, 26.5% Asian Alone, and 11.2% Hispanic or Latino. 53.6% of the people in Skokie, IL speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Skokie, IL are Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute (162 degrees awarded in 2016), Chicago ORT Technical Institute (75 degrees), and Hebrew Theological College (47 degrees).

The median property value in Skokie, IL is $291,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.1%. Most people in Skokie, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Skokie, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Skokie, IL employs 30.9k people. The largest industries in Skokie, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,674 people), Retail Trade (3,956 people), and Educational Services (3,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,734), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,045), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,367).

Median household income in Skokie, IL is $70,544. Males in Skokie, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Skokie, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,544

2017 value

± $4,433

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 7.79%

Households in Skokie, IL have a median annual income of $70,544, 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 $68,015 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Skokie, IL 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Skokie, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Skokie, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 8071

  2. Census Tract 8067

  3. Census Tract 8075

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Skokie, IL was Census Tract 8071 with a value of $102,589, followed by Census Tract 8067 and Census Tract 8075, with respective values of $97,188 and $94,688.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Skokie, IL (6.31k out of 64.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    4,369 ± 539

  2. Asian

    1,158 ± 253

  3. Hispanic

    958 ± 293

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Skokie, IL is White, followed by Asian 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

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,237

0.341%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Skokie, IL grew at a rate of 0.341%, from 30.8k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Skokie, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,419 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,729 people), and Management Occupations (2,917 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Skokie, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Skokie, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,419 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,729 people), and Management Occupations (2,917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Skokie, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.41 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Skokie, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($94,348), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,631), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,419).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,237

0.341%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Skokie, IL grew at a rate of 0.341%, from 30.8k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Skokie, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,674 people), Retail Trade (3,956 people), and Educational Services (3,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Skokie, IL, though some of these residents may live in Skokie, IL 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 Skokie, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,674 people), Retail Trade (3,956 people), and Educational Services (3,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Skokie, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.34 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Skokie, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,734), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,045), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,367).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Skokie, IL has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.338% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Skokie, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Skokie, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

8.88%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.338%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Skokie, IL declined by 14.6% from 10.4% to 8.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Skokie, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Skokie, IL is home to a population of 64.8k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 40.1% of Skokie, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Skokie, IL is composed of 33.5k White Alone residents (51.7%), 17.1k Asian Alone residents (26.5%), 7.24k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 4.25k Black or African American Alone residents (6.56%), 2.44k Two or More Races residents (3.77%), 93 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.144%), 80 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.124%), and 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0587%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Skokie, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,389 speakers), Tagalog (3,792 speakers), and Other & Unspecified Languages (3,599 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Skokie, IL was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Skokie, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Skokie, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

40.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 40.1% of Skokie, IL 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 Skokie, IL was 40.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Skokie, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Skokie, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2017 Citizenship

87.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.7% of Skokie, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Skokie, IL was 87.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.5k ± 1.45k

  2. Asian Alone

    17.1k ± 848

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.24k ± 1.15k

In 2017, there were 1.95 times more White Alone residents (33.5k people) in Skokie, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.1k Asian Alone and 7.24k 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 Skokie, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,389 speakers (7.12%)

  2. Tagalog

    3,792 speakers (6.15%)

  3. Other & Unspecified Languages

    3,599 speakers (5.84%)

53.6% of Skokie, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Skokie, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.12% of the overall population of Skokie, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 6.15% speak Tagalog and 5.84% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    408 ± 113

  2. Korea

    229 ± 94

  3. World War II

    224 ± 81

Skokie, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Skokie, IL awarded 328 degrees. The student population of Skokie, IL is skewed towards women, with 106 male students and 465 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Skokie, IL are White (195 and 66.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 15.3%), Black or African American (19 and 6.46%), and Asian (14 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Skokie, IL by number of degrees awarded are Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute (162 and 49.4%), Chicago ORT Technical Institute (75 and 22.9%), and Hebrew Theological College (47 and 14.3%).

The most popular majors in Skokie, IL are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (81 and 24.7%), Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (81 and 24.7%), and Massage Therapy (33 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Skokie, IL are $16,500 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. 81 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Skokie, IL was Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist with 81 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Skokie, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 162 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Skokie, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute with 162 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

59

Degrees Awarded to Men

269

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 59 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Skokie, IL, which is 0.219 times less than the 269 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

    195 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Skokie, IL were to White students. These 195 degrees mean that there were 4.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Skokie, IL was $291,200 in 2017, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $282,300 to $291,200, a 3.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Skokie, IL is 72.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Skokie, IL have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Skokie, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,544

Median Household Income

± $4,433

22.5k

Number of Households

± 936

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Skokie, IL grew to $70,544 from the previous year's value of $68,015.

The following chart displays the households in Skokie, IL 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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Housing

Property Value

$291,200

2017 Median

± $6,861

$282,300

2016 Median

± $4,922

In 2017, the median property value in Skokie, IL grew to to $291,200 from the previous year's value of $282,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Skokie, IL 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 Skokie, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.1% of the housing units in Skokie, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Skokie, IL have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Skokie, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Public Transit

    9.41%

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

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