Snyder County, PA

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Population

40,570

0.805% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$54,182

6.01% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

20,054

2.12% growth

Median Property Value

$154,800

1.51% growth

About

In 2017, Snyder County, PA had a population of 40.6k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $54,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Snyder County, PA grew from 40,246 to 40,570, a 0.805% increase and its median household income grew from $51,110 to $54,182, a 6.01% increase.

The population of Snyder County, PA is 95.2% White Alone, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.05% Two or More Races. 10.2% of the people in Snyder County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Snyder County, PA are Susquehanna University (534 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Shamokin Dam (38 degrees).

The median property value in Snyder County, PA is $154,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Snyder County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Snyder County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Snyder County, PA employs 20.1k people. The largest industries in Snyder County, PA are Manufacturing (3,472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,050 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,212), Utilities ($52,500), and Wholesale Trade ($49,444).

Median household income in Snyder County, PA is $54,182. Males in Snyder County, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Snyder County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,182

2017 value

± $1,422

6.01%

1 Year Growth

± 3.96%

Households in Snyder County, PA have a median annual income of $54,182, 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 $51,110 in 2016, which represents a 6.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Snyder County, PA made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Snyder County, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Snyder County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 702

  2. Census Tract 701

  3. Census Tract 706

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Snyder County, PA was Census Tract 702 with a value of $56,502, followed by Census Tract 701 and Census Tract 706, with respective values of $56,286 and $51,769.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Snyder County, PA (4.31k out of 38.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    4,116 ± 333

  2. Hispanic

    155 ± 115

  3. Black

    84 ± 99

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Snyder County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

20.1k

2017 Value

± 740

2.12%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Snyder County, PA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 19.6k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Snyder County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,839 people), and Production Occupations (1,696 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Snyder County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Snyder County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,839 people), and Production Occupations (1,696 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snyder County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.13 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Snyder County, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,960), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,093), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($49,323).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.1k

2017 Value

± 740

2.12%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Snyder County, PA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 19.6k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Snyder County, PA, are Manufacturing (3,472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,050 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Snyder County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Snyder County, PA 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 Snyder County, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,050 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snyder County, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.13 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.55 times), and Manufacturing (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Snyder County, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,212), Utilities ($52,500), and Wholesale Trade ($49,444).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

86.8% of the population of Snyder County, PA has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.499% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Snyder County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Snyder County, PA see 2022 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.298% increase from the previous year (2016 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2130 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1839 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2022 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Snyder County, PA see an average of 2022 patients per year. This represents a 0.298% increase from the previous year (2016 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Snyder County, PA 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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

13.2%

Uninsured

49.7%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.499%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Snyder County, PA declined by 4.89% from 13.8% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Snyder County, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Snyder County, PA is home to a population of 40.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.51% of Snyder County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Snyder County, PA is composed of 38.6k White Alone residents (95.2%), 884 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.18%), 428 Two or More Races residents (1.05%), 326 Black or African American Alone residents (0.804%), 297 Asian Alone residents (0.732%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0592%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Snyder County, PA are Other West Germanic Languages (2,379 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (683 speakers), and German (331 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Snyder County, PA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Snyder County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Snyder County, PA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.51% of Snyder County, PA residents 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 Snyder County, PA was 1.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Snyder County, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Snyder County, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Snyder County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Snyder County, PA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.6k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    884 ± 140

  3. Two or More Races

    428 ± 92.9

In 2017, there were 43.7 times more White Alone residents (38.6k people) in Snyder County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 884 Hispanic or Latino and 428 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Snyder County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other West Germanic Languages

    2,379 speakers (6.28%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    683 speakers (1.8%)

  3. German

    331 speakers (0.873%)

10.2% of Snyder County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Snyder County, PA was Other West Germanic Languages. 6.28% of the overall population of Snyder County, PA are native Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 1.8% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.873% speak Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    746 ± 123

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    293 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    263 ± 74

Snyder County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Snyder County, PA awarded 572 degrees. The student population of Snyder County, PA is skewed towards women, with 969 male students and 1,274 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Snyder County, PA are White (484 and 85.5%), followed by Black or African American (31 and 5.48%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 4.59%), and Two or More Races (11 and 1.94%).

The largest universities in Snyder County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Susquehanna University (534 and 93.4%) and Empire Beauty School-Shamokin Dam (38 and 6.64%).

The most popular majors in Snyder County, PA are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (75 and 13.1%), Creative Writing (38 and 6.64%), and General Biological Sciences (38 and 6.64%).

The median tuition costs in Snyder County, PA are $43,160 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. 75 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Snyder County, PA was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 75 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 534 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$43,160

Median Private

In 2016, the Snyder County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Susquehanna University with 534 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

222

Degrees Awarded to Men

350

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 222 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Snyder County, PA, which is 0.634 times less than the 350 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

    484 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Snyder County, PA were to White students. These 484 degrees mean that there were 15.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Snyder County, PA was $154,800 in 2017, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,500 to $154,800, a 1.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Snyder County, PA is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Snyder County, PA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Snyder County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,182

Median Household Income

± $1,422

14.6k

Number of Households

± 578

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Snyder County, PA grew to $54,182 from the previous year's value of $51,110.

The following chart displays the households in Snyder County, PA 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

$154,800

2017 Median

± $4,590

$152,500

2016 Median

± $3,421

In 2017, the median property value in Snyder County, PA grew to to $154,800 from the previous year's value of $152,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Snyder County, PA 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 Snyder County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Snyder County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Snyder County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.54% of the workforce in Snyder County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Snyder County, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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