Williamson County, IL

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Population

67,477

0.209% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$48,600

5.88% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

28,720

0.101% decline

Median Property Value

$106,400

4.62% growth

About

In 2017, Williamson County, IL had a population of 67.5k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $48,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Williamson County, IL grew from 67,336 to 67,477, a 0.209% increase and its median household income grew from $45,902 to $48,600, a 5.88% increase.

The population of Williamson County, IL is 90.1% White Alone, 3.97% Black or African American Alone, and 2.52% Hispanic or Latino. 3.16% of the people in Williamson County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamson County, IL are John A Logan College (836 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Williamson County, IL is $106,400, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Williamson County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamson County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Williamson County, IL employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Williamson County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,544 people), Retail Trade (3,621 people), and Educational Services (3,286 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,526), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,932), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,266).

Median household income in Williamson County, IL is $48,600. Males in Williamson County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Williamson County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,600

2017 value

± $1,911

5.88%

1 Year Growth

± 5.07%

Households in Williamson County, IL have a median annual income of $48,600, 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 $45,902 in 2016, which represents a 5.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Williamson County, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Williamson County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Williamson County, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Williamson County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williamson County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

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

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 203

  2. Census Tract 213

  3. Census Tract 214

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamson County, IL was Census Tract 203 with a value of $67,240, followed by Census Tract 213 and Census Tract 214, with respective values of $66,840 and $59,350.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamson County, IL (9.91k out of 65.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    8,462 ± 575

  2. Two Or More

    661 ± 187

  3. Black

    622 ± 245

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamson County, IL is White, followed by Two Or More 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

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,066

-0.101%

1 Year decline

± 5.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamson County, IL declined at a rate of -0.101%, from 28.7k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamson County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,971 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,056 people), and Management Occupations (2,107 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamson County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Williamson County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,971 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,056 people), and Management Occupations (2,107 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williamson County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.7 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.41 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Williamson County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($77,216), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,346), and Legal Occupations ($60,357).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,066

-0.101%

1 Year decline

± 5.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamson County, IL declined at a rate of -0.101%, from 28.7k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamson County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,544 people), Retail Trade (3,621 people), and Educational Services (3,286 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamson County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Williamson County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Williamson County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,544 people), Retail Trade (3,621 people), and Educational Services (3,286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williamson County, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.66 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.46 times), and Utilities (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Williamson County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,526), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,932), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,266).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

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

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

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Health

93.1% of the population of Williamson County, IL has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Williamson County, IL see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.23% increase from the previous year (1136 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1826 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 540 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Williamson County, IL see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 4.23% increase from the previous year (1136 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Williamson County, IL 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%).

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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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.86%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

19.1%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

2.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamson County, IL declined by 15.8% from 8.15% to 6.86%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Williamson County, IL is home to a population of 67.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.7% of Williamson County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Williamson County, IL is composed of 60.8k White Alone residents (90.1%), 2.68k Black or African American Alone residents (3.97%), 1.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.52%), 1.43k Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 684 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 112 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.166%), 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0726%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Williamson County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (991 speakers), German (192 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (86 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Williamson County, IL was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Williamson County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Williamson County, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.7% of Williamson County, IL 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 Williamson County, IL was 2.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

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

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Williamson County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Williamson County, IL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.8k ± 31

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.68k ± 236

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.7k ± 326

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White Alone residents (60.8k people) in Williamson County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.68k Black or African American Alone and 1.7k 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 Williamson County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    991 speakers (1.57%)

  2. German

    192 speakers (0.304%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    86 speakers (0.136%)

3.16% of Williamson County, IL 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 Williamson County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.57% of the overall population of Williamson County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.304% speak German and 0.136% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,041 ± 169

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    934 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    600 ± 151

Williamson County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Williamson County, IL awarded 836 degrees. The student population of Williamson County, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,827 male students and 2,597 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamson County, IL are White (706 and 84.4%), followed by Black or African American (56 and 6.7%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.43%), and Unknown (20 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Williamson County, IL by number of degrees awarded are John A Logan College (836 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamson County, IL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (167 and 20%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (128 and 15.3%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (79 and 9.45%).

The median tuition costs in Williamson County, IL are $N/A 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. 128 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Williamson County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 128 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

836 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Williamson County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was John A Logan College with 836 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

306

Degrees Awarded to Men

530

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 306 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamson County, IL, which is 0.577 times less than the 530 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

    706 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Williamson County, IL were to White students. These 706 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamson County, IL was $106,400 in 2017, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,700 to $106,400, a 4.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamson County, IL is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Williamson County, IL have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Williamson County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,600

Median Household Income

± $1,911

26.9k

Number of Households

± 1,002

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.9k households in Williamson County, IL grew to $48,600 from the previous year's value of $45,902.

The following chart displays the households in Williamson County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$106,400

2017 Median

± $4,802

$101,700

2016 Median

± $4,866

In 2017, the median property value in Williamson County, IL grew to to $106,400 from the previous year's value of $101,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Williamson County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williamson County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Williamson County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Williamson County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Williamson County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamson County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamson County, IL have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Williamson County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.15%

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

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