Yonkers, NY

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Population

200,999

0.638% growth

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$62,399

1.84% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

94,272

2.71% growth

Median Property Value

$380,100

0.158% growth

About

In 2017, Yonkers, NY had a population of 201k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $62,399. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yonkers, NY grew from 199,725 to 200,999, a 0.638% increase and its median household income grew from $61,272 to $62,399, a 1.84% increase.

The population of Yonkers, NY is 39.4% White Alone, 36.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.2% Black or African American Alone. 46.6% of the people in Yonkers, NY speak a non-English language, and 87% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yonkers, NY are Sarah Lawrence College (398 degrees awarded in 2016), Cochran School of Nursing (38 degrees), and Saint Vladimirs Orthodox Theological Seminary (26 degrees).

The median property value in Yonkers, NY is $380,100, and the homeownership rate is 47.3%. Most people in Yonkers, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Yonkers, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Yonkers, NY employs 94.3k people. The largest industries in Yonkers, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,705 people), Educational Services (10,755 people), and Retail Trade (10,298 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($74,155), Information ($73,913), and Utilities ($73,611).

Median household income in Yonkers, NY is $62,399. Males in Yonkers, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Yonkers, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,399

2017 value

± $1,666

1.84%

1 Year Growth

± 3.8%

Households in Yonkers, NY have a median annual income of $62,399, 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 $61,272 in 2016, which represents a 1.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Yonkers, NY made 1.3 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Yonkers, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yonkers, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 21.05

  2. Census Tract 21.03

  3. Census Tract 19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yonkers, NY was Census Tract 21.05 with a value of $133,750, followed by Census Tract 21.03 and Census Tract 19, with respective values of $125,956 and $115,625.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yonkers, NY (32.6k out of 199k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    16,639 ± 1,089

  2. White

    14,660 ± 972

  3. Black

    8,133 ± 800

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yonkers, NY is Hispanic, followed by White 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

94.3k

2017 Value

± 2,321

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yonkers, NY grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 91.8k employees to 94.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yonkers, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,808 people), and Management Occupations (8,814 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yonkers, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yonkers, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,808 people), and Management Occupations (8,814 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Yonkers, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.77 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.6 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yonkers, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($94,844), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($79,010), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,431).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.3k

2017 Value

± 2,321

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yonkers, NY grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 91.8k employees to 94.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yonkers, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,705 people), Educational Services (10,755 people), and Retail Trade (10,298 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yonkers, NY, though some of these residents may live in Yonkers, NY 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 Yonkers, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,705 people), Educational Services (10,755 people), and Retail Trade (10,298 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Yonkers, NY has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.47 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.37 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yonkers, NY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($74,155), Information ($73,913), and Utilities ($73,611).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

90.3% of the population of Yonkers, NY has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.69% on non-group plans, and 0.484% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Yonkers, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Yonkers, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

9.68%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

9.69%

Non-Group

0.484%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yonkers, NY declined by 12.5% from 11.1% to 9.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yonkers, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Yonkers, NY is home to a population of 201k people, from which 87% are citizens. As of 2017, 30.6% of Yonkers, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Yonkers, NY is composed of 79.2k White Alone residents (39.4%), 72.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (36.3%), 30.5k Black or African American Alone residents (15.2%), 14.3k Asian Alone residents (7.1%), 2.98k Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 898 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.447%), 147 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0731%), and 65 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0323%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Yonkers, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (55,990 speakers), Italian (4,913 speakers), and Arabic (3,173 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yonkers, NY was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Yonkers, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Yonkers, NY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 30.6% of Yonkers, NY 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 Yonkers, NY was 30.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Yonkers, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Yonkers, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

87%

2017 Citizenship

86.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87% of Yonkers, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yonkers, NY was 86.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.2k ± 2.18k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    72.9k ± 3.43k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    30.5k ± 1.85k

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White Alone residents (79.2k people) in Yonkers, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.9k Hispanic or Latino and 30.5k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    55,990 speakers (30%)

  2. Italian

    4,913 speakers (2.64%)

  3. Arabic

    3,173 speakers (1.7%)

46.6% of Yonkers, NY 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 Yonkers, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 30% of the overall population of Yonkers, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.64% speak Italian and 1.7% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,840 ± 301

  2. Korea

    906 ± 193

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    594 ± 196

Yonkers, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Yonkers, NY awarded 462 degrees. The student population of Yonkers, NY is skewed towards women, with 543 male students and 1,364 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yonkers, NY are White (287 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (48 and 11.6%), Two or More Races (24 and 5.81%), and Asian (22 and 5.33%).

The largest universities in Yonkers, NY by number of degrees awarded are Sarah Lawrence College (398 and 86.1%), Cochran School of Nursing (38 and 8.23%), and Saint Vladimirs Orthodox Theological Seminary (26 and 5.63%).

The most popular majors in Yonkers, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (279 and 60.4%), Creative Writing (43 and 9.31%), and Registered Nursing (38 and 8.23%).

The median tuition costs in Yonkers, NY are $51,196 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. 279 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Yonkers, NY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 279 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 398 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$51,196

Median Private

In 2016, the Yonkers, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sarah Lawrence College with 398 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

125

Degrees Awarded to Men

337

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 125 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yonkers, NY, which is 0.371 times less than the 337 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

    287 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Yonkers, NY were to White students. These 287 degrees mean that there were 5.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yonkers, NY was $380,100 in 2017, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $379,500 to $380,100, a 0.158% increase. The homeownership rate in Yonkers, NY is 47.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yonkers, NY have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yonkers, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,399

Median Household Income

± $1,666

74.4k

Number of Households

± 1,825

In 2017, the median household income of the 74.4k households in Yonkers, NY grew to $62,399 from the previous year's value of $61,272.

The following chart displays the households in Yonkers, NY 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

$380,100

2017 Median

± $8,941

$379,500

2016 Median

± $8,098

In 2017, the median property value in Yonkers, NY grew to to $380,100 from the previous year's value of $379,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Yonkers, NY 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 Yonkers, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

47.3%

2017 Homeownership

47.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.3% of the housing units in Yonkers, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.6%.

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

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yonkers, NY have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.03% of the workforce in Yonkers, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    53.6%

  2. Public Transit

    27.5%

  3. Carpooled

    9.66%

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

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