Leflore County, MS

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Population

30,113

1.27% decline

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$25,210

0.576% decline

Poverty Rate

40.3%


Number of Employees

9,106

3.12% decline

Median Property Value

$76,100

3.4% growth

About

In 2017, Leflore County, MS had a population of 30.1k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $25,210. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Leflore County, MS declined from 30,500 to 30,113, a -1.27% decrease and its median household income declined from $25,356 to $25,210, a -0.576% decrease.

The population of Leflore County, MS is 73.2% Black or African American Alone, 22.9% White Alone, and 2.57% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Leflore County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Leflore County, MS are Mississippi Valley State University (413 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Leflore County, MS is $76,100, and the homeownership rate is 49.1%. Most people in Leflore County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Leflore County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Leflore County, MS employs 9.11k people. The largest industries in Leflore County, MS are Manufacturing (1,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people), and Educational Services (1,130 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,179), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,824), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,944).

Median household income in Leflore County, MS is $25,210. Males in Leflore County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Leflore County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$25,210

2017 value

± $1,912

-0.576%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Leflore County, MS have a median annual income of $25,210, 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 $25,356 in 2016, which represents a -0.576% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi 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. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

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

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 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 Leflore County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9506

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leflore County, MS was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $53,423, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $39,554 and $34,639.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leflore County, MS (11.6k out of 28.8k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 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. Black

    10,478 ± 571

  2. White

    800 ± 192

  3. Hispanic

    243 ± 164

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

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

9.11k

2017 Value

± 676

-3.12%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leflore County, MS declined at a rate of -3.12%, from 9.4k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leflore County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,054 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,044 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leflore County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Leflore County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,054 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leflore County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.13 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Leflore County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,563), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,017), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,477).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.11k

2017 Value

± 676

-3.12%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leflore County, MS declined at a rate of -3.12%, from 9.4k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leflore County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people), and Educational Services (1,130 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leflore County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Leflore County, MS 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 Leflore County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,418 people), and Educational Services (1,130 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leflore County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.44 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.54 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Leflore County, MS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,179), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,824), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,944).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Health

84.1% of the population of Leflore County, MS has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 37.4% on Medicaid, 8.84% on Medicare, 8.58% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Leflore County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Leflore County, MS see 1722 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.11% increase from the previous year (1654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2986 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 284 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,722 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Leflore County, MS see an average of 1,722 patients per year. This represents a 4.11% increase from the previous year (1,654 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Leflore County, MS 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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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

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

15.9%

Uninsured

28.2%

Employer Coverage

37.4%

Medicaid

8.84%

Medicare

8.58%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leflore County, MS declined by 2.99% from 16.4% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Leflore County, MS 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. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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

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Diversity

Leflore County, MS is home to a population of 30.1k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.64% of Leflore County, MS residents were born outside of the country (495 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Leflore County, MS is composed of 22k Black or African American Alone residents (73.2%), 6.89k White Alone residents (22.9%), 773 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.57%), 216 Asian Alone residents (0.717%), 190 Two or More Races residents (0.631%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0332%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Leflore County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Leflore County, MS was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Leflore County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Leflore County, MS residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

495 people

1.94%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

592 people

As of 2017, 1.64% of Leflore County, MS residents (495 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 Leflore County, MS was 1.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Leflore County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Leflore County, MS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    22k ± 218

  2. White Alone

    6.89k ± 27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    773 ± 298

In 2017, there were 3.2 times more Black or African American Alone residents (22k people) in Leflore County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.89k White Alone and 773 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 Leflore County, MS 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 Leflore County, MS 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 Leflore County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Leflore County, MS 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

    292 ± 101

  2. Korea

    76 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    65 ± 55

Leflore County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Leflore County, MS awarded 413 degrees. The student population of Leflore County, MS is skewed towards women, with 944 male students and 1,511 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Leflore County, MS are Black or African American (388 and 93.9%), followed by White (15 and 3.63%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.69%), and Asian (2 and 0.484%).

The largest universities in Leflore County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Valley State University (413 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Leflore County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (64 and 15.5%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 and 9.93%), and General Human Services (41 and 9.93%).

The median tuition costs in Leflore County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,096 and $6,096 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Leflore County, MS was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 41 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

413 degrees awarded

$6,096

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Leflore County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Valley State University with 413 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

150

Degrees Awarded to Men

263

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 150 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Leflore County, MS, which is 0.57 times less than the 263 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    388 degrees awarded

  2. White

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Leflore County, MS were to Black or African American students. These 388 degrees mean that there were 25.9 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Leflore County, MS was $76,100 in 2017, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,600 to $76,100, a 3.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Leflore County, MS is 49.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Leflore County, MS have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Leflore County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$25,210

Median Household Income

± $1,912

10.5k

Number of Households

± 633

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Leflore County, MS declined from $25,210 from the previous year's value of $25,356.

The following chart displays the households in Leflore County, MS 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

$76,100

2017 Median

± $4,396

$73,600

2016 Median

± $4,667

In 2017, the median property value in Leflore County, MS grew to to $76,100 from the previous year's value of $73,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Leflore County, MS 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 Leflore County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

49.1%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.1% of the housing units in Leflore County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

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

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leflore County, MS have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Leflore County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.01%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Leflore County, MS was Drove Alone (87.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.01%) and those who Worked At Home (2.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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