Walnut Ridge, AR

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Population

5,146

8.96% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$40,582

3.76% growth

Poverty Rate

18.5%


Number of Employees

1,917

7.39% growth

Median Property Value

$89,300

4.32% growth

About

In 2017, Walnut Ridge, AR had a population of 5.15k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $40,582. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Walnut Ridge, AR grew from 4,723 to 5,146, a 8.96% increase and its median household income grew from $39,111 to $40,582, a 3.76% increase.

The population of Walnut Ridge, AR is 94.2% White Alone, 2.8% Black or African American Alone, and 1.32% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Walnut Ridge, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walnut Ridge, AR are Williams Baptist College (90 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Walnut Ridge, AR is $89,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.8%. Most people in Walnut Ridge, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Walnut Ridge, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Walnut Ridge, AR employs 1.92k people. The largest industries in Walnut Ridge, AR are Educational Services (359 people), Retail Trade (283 people), and Manufacturing (254 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,871), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,267), and Finance & Insurance ($41,607).

Median household income in Walnut Ridge, AR is $40,582. Males in Walnut Ridge, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Walnut Ridge, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,582

2017 value

± $4,148

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 14.4%

Households in Walnut Ridge, AR have a median annual income of $40,582, 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 $39,111 in 2016, which represents a 3.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 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

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 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 Walnut Ridge, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas 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 4705.02

  2. Census Tract 4704

  3. Census Tract 4701

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walnut Ridge, AR was Census Tract 4705.02 with a value of $34,135, followed by Census Tract 4704 and Census Tract 4701, with respective values of $30,870 and $28,852.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walnut Ridge, AR (847 out of 4.57k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    804 ± 171

  2. Two Or More

    24 ± 83

  3. Native American

    12 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walnut Ridge, AR is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

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

1.92k

2017 Value

± 268

7.39%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walnut Ridge, AR grew at a rate of 7.39%, from 1.79k employees to 1.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walnut Ridge, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (298 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (288 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walnut Ridge, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walnut Ridge, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (298 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (288 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Walnut Ridge, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walnut Ridge, AR, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($63,482), Community & Social Service Occupations ($56,250), and Management Occupations ($55,104).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.92k

2017 Value

± 268

7.39%

1 Year growth

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walnut Ridge, AR grew at a rate of 7.39%, from 1.79k employees to 1.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walnut Ridge, AR, are Educational Services (359 people), Retail Trade (283 people), and Manufacturing (254 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walnut Ridge, AR, though some of these residents may live in Walnut Ridge, AR 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 Walnut Ridge, AR, by number of employees, are Educational Services (359 people), Retail Trade (283 people), and Manufacturing (254 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Walnut Ridge, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.56 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.02 times), and Utilities (1.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walnut Ridge, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,871), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,267), and Finance & Insurance ($41,607).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Walnut Ridge, AR has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Walnut Ridge, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Walnut Ridge, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

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

8.68%

Uninsured

41.1%

Employer Coverage

22.7%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

2.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walnut Ridge, AR grew by 5.36% from 8.24% to 8.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walnut Ridge, AR 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. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

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

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Diversity

Walnut Ridge, AR is home to a population of 5.15k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.54% of Walnut Ridge, AR residents were born outside of the country (79 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Walnut Ridge, AR is composed of 4.85k White Alone residents (94.2%), 144 Black or African American Alone residents (2.8%), 68 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.32%), 62 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 15 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.291%), 9 Asian Alone residents (0.175%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0583%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Walnut Ridge, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Walnut Ridge, AR was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Walnut Ridge, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Walnut Ridge, AR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

79 people

0.741%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

35 people

As of 2017, 1.54% of Walnut Ridge, AR residents (79 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 Walnut Ridge, AR was 0.741%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Walnut Ridge, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Walnut Ridge, AR was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.85k ± 75

  2. Black or African American Alone

    144 ± 52

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    68 ± 58.5

In 2017, there were 33.6 times more White Alone residents (4.85k people) in Walnut Ridge, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 144 Black or African American Alone and 68 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 Walnut Ridge, AR 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 Walnut Ridge, AR 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 Walnut Ridge, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Walnut Ridge, AR 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

    133 ± 70

  2. Korea

    28 ± 29

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    17 ± 26

Walnut Ridge, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Walnut Ridge, AR awarded 90 degrees. The student population of Walnut Ridge, AR is skewed towards men, with 236 male students and 233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walnut Ridge, AR are White (82 and 93.2%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 5.68%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.14%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Walnut Ridge, AR by number of degrees awarded are Williams Baptist College (90 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walnut Ridge, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (19 and 21.1%), General Psychology (18 and 20%), and Biblical Studies (12 and 13.3%).

The median tuition costs in Walnut Ridge, AR are $16,200 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. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Walnut Ridge, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Walnut Ridge, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

90 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,200

Median Private

In 2016, the Walnut Ridge, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williams Baptist College with 90 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

34

Degrees Awarded to Men

56

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 34 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walnut Ridge, AR, which is 0.607 times less than the 56 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

    82 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Walnut Ridge, AR were to White students. These 82 degrees mean that there were 16.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walnut Ridge, AR was $89,300 in 2017, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $89,300, a 4.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Walnut Ridge, AR is 54.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walnut Ridge, AR have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walnut Ridge, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,582

Median Household Income

± $4,148

1.83k

Number of Households

± 235

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.83k households in Walnut Ridge, AR grew to $40,582 from the previous year's value of $39,111.

The following chart displays the households in Walnut Ridge, AR 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

$89,300

2017 Median

± $8,158

$85,600

2016 Median

± $5,526

In 2017, the median property value in Walnut Ridge, AR grew to to $89,300 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walnut Ridge, AR 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 Walnut Ridge, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.8%

2017 Homeownership

61.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.8% of the housing units in Walnut Ridge, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walnut Ridge, AR have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.531% of the workforce in Walnut Ridge, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.56%

  3. Walked

    4.18%

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

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