Tazewell County, VA

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Population

42,689

1.56% decline

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$40,309

5.42% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

16,237

0.358% growth

Median Property Value

$96,500

2.22% growth

About

In 2017, Tazewell County, VA had a population of 42.7k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $40,309. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tazewell County, VA declined from 43,367 to 42,689, a -1.56% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,238 to $40,309, a 5.42% increase.

The population of Tazewell County, VA is 94% White Alone, 3% Black or African American Alone, and 1.34% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Tazewell County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tazewell County, VA are Southwest Virginia Community College (718 degrees awarded in 2016) and Bluefield College (258 degrees).

The median property value in Tazewell County, VA is $96,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Tazewell County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Tazewell County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Tazewell County, VA employs 16.2k people. The largest industries in Tazewell County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,696 people), Retail Trade (2,172 people), and Educational Services (1,463 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,673), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,718), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,309).

Median household income in Tazewell County, VA is $40,309. Males in Tazewell County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Tazewell County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,309

2017 value

± $1,889

5.42%

1 Year Growth

± 6.39%

Households in Tazewell County, VA have a median annual income of $40,309, 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 $38,238 in 2016, which represents a 5.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia 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

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Tazewell County, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia 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 211

  2. Census Tract 207

  3. Census Tract 202

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tazewell County, VA was Census Tract 211 with a value of $52,431, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $41,250 and $40,341.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tazewell County, VA (6.43k out of 41.2k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    6,064 ± 528

  2. Black

    303 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    41 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tazewell County, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

16.2k

2017 Value

± 924

0.358%

1 Year growth

± 7.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tazewell County, VA grew at a rate of 0.358%, from 16.2k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tazewell County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,204 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,740 people), and Management Occupations (1,397 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tazewell County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tazewell County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,204 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,740 people), and Management Occupations (1,397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tazewell County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.24 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.95 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tazewell County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,452), Management Occupations ($54,140), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.2k

2017 Value

± 924

0.358%

1 Year growth

± 7.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tazewell County, VA grew at a rate of 0.358%, from 16.2k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tazewell County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,696 people), Retail Trade (2,172 people), and Educational Services (1,463 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tazewell County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Tazewell County, VA 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 Tazewell County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,696 people), Retail Trade (2,172 people), and Educational Services (1,463 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tazewell County, VA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.78 times), and Utilities (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tazewell County, VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,673), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,718), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,309).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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

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Health

88.1% of the population of Tazewell County, VA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tazewell County, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.8% increase from the previous year (1358 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2479 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 781 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,532 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 12.8% increase from the previous year (1,358 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tazewell County, VA 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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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

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

11.9%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tazewell County, VA declined by 6.83% from 12.7% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tazewell County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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

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Diversity

Tazewell County, VA is home to a population of 42.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.989% of Tazewell County, VA residents were born outside of the country (422 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tazewell County, VA is composed of 40.1k White Alone residents (94%), 1.28k Black or African American Alone residents (3%), 573 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 392 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.918%), 213 Asian Alone residents (0.499%), 90 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.211%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0398%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tazewell County, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tazewell County, VA was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Tazewell County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tazewell County, VA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.989%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

422 people

0.819%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

355 people

As of 2017, 0.989% of Tazewell County, VA residents (422 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 Tazewell County, VA was 0.819%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Tazewell County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tazewell County, VA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.1k ± 5

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.28k ± 156

  3. Two or More Races

    573 ± 183

In 2017, there were 31.4 times more White Alone residents (40.1k people) in Tazewell County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Black or African American Alone and 573 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 Tazewell County, VA 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 Tazewell County, VA 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 Tazewell County, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tazewell County, VA 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

    1,084 ± 189

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    239 ± 99

  3. Korea

    239 ± 96

Tazewell County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tazewell County, VA awarded 976 degrees. The student population of Tazewell County, VA is skewed towards women, with 1,430 male students and 2,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tazewell County, VA are White (883 and 91.3%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 4.55%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 1.24%), and Two or More Races (10 and 1.03%).

The largest universities in Tazewell County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Virginia Community College (718 and 73.6%) and Bluefield College (258 and 26.4%).

The most popular majors in Tazewell County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (152 and 15.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (130 and 13.3%), and Welding Technology (59 and 6.05%).

The median tuition costs in Tazewell County, VA are $23,600 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. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 152 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tazewell County, VA was Registered Nursing with 41 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 718 degrees awarded

  2. 258 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Tazewell County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Virginia Community College with 718 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

373

Degrees Awarded to Men

603

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 373 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tazewell County, VA, which is 0.619 times less than the 603 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

    883 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tazewell County, VA were to White students. These 883 degrees mean that there were 20.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tazewell County, VA was $96,500 in 2017, which is 0.443 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $96,500, a 2.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Tazewell County, VA is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tazewell County, VA have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tazewell County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,309

Median Household Income

± $1,889

17.3k

Number of Households

± 908

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Tazewell County, VA grew to $40,309 from the previous year's value of $38,238.

The following chart displays the households in Tazewell County, VA 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

$96,500

2017 Median

± $3,973

$94,400

2016 Median

± $3,562

In 2017, the median property value in Tazewell County, VA grew to to $96,500 from the previous year's value of $94,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Tazewell County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tazewell County, VA have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Tazewell County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.89%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.73%

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

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