Amador County, CA

County

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Population
37,829
1.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kamala Harris
Democratic Party
Median Age
50.5

Poverty Rate
9.73%

Median Household Income
$61,198
0.927% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$296,400
6.39% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
13,289
1.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Amador County, CA had a population of 37.8k people with a median age of 50.5 and a median household income of $61,198. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Amador County, CA grew from 37,306 to 37,829, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $60,636 to $61,198, a 0.927% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amador County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.53%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), Other (Hispanic) (3.61%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%). NaNk% of the people in Amador County, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Amador County, CA is $296,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Amador County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Amador County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (33.9%), followed by Other (7.02%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Amador County, CA is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for California
59.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 4, 1992
Kamala Harris
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Amador County, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Amador County, CA is home to a population of 37.8k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.69% of Amador County, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

In 2018, there were 9.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Amador County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k White (Hispanic) and 1.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amador County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.8k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 295
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.37k ± 235
13.6%
Hispanic Population
5.13k people

In 2018, there were 9.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Amador County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k White (Hispanic) and 1.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.6% of the people in Amador County, CA are hispanic (5.13k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amador County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.69%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people
6.06%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.26k people

As of 2018, 5.69% of Amador County, CA residents (2.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amador County, CA was 6.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Amador County, CA was 50.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Amador County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Amador County, CA residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people
  2. Philippines
    836,199 ± 22,209 people
  3. China
    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Amador County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Amador County, CA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,694 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    580 ± 225
  3. Korea
    358 ± 113

Amador County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Amador County, CA is $61,198. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Amador County, CA was Census Tract 3.01 with a value of $77,625, followed by Census Tract 3.04 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $67,688 and $66,828.

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Amador County, CA employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Amador County, CA are Retail Trade (1,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people), and Public Administration (1,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,375), Utilities ($65,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,508).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,198
2018 value
± $3,241
0.927%
1 Year Growth
± 6.92%

Households in Amador County, CA have a median annual income of $61,198, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,636 in 2017, which represents a 0.927% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Amador County, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235
Average Male Salary in California
± $699
$57,252
Average Female Salary in California
± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California 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 in California
  1. Asian
    $65,946 ± $1,081
  2. White
    $59,925 ± $556
  3. Two or More Races
    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amador County, CA is from California.
0.5
2017 Wage GINI in California
0.5
2016 Wage GINI in California

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 3.01
  2. Census Tract 3.04
  3. Census Tract 3.03

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amador County, CA was Census Tract 3.01 with a value of $77,625, followed by Census Tract 3.04 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $67,688 and $66,828.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amador County, CA (3.32k out of 34.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    2,773 ± 366
  2. Hispanic
    399 ± 122
  3. Two Or More
    305 ± 129

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

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.3k
2018 Value
± 855
-1.15%
1 Year decline
± 9.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Amador County, CA declined at a rate of -1.15%, from 13.4k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amador County, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,629 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,542 people), and Management Occupations (1,444 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,629 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,542 people), and Management Occupations (1,444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.06 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.78 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($105,455), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($92,361), and Transportation Occupations ($67,961).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.3k
2018 Value
± 855
-1.15%
1 Year decline
± 9.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Amador County, CA declined at a rate of -1.15%, from 13.4k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amador County, CA, are Retail Trade (1,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people), and Public Administration (1,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amador County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Amador County, CA 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 Amador County, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,576 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,495 people), and Public Administration (1,405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amador County, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.62 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.02 times), and Public Administration (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amador County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,375), Utilities ($65,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,508).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $196B
  2. $157B
  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T
2015 Value in California
$2.48T
Projected 2045 Value in California
61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California 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 California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $63.1B
  2. $42.2B
  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amador County, CA was $296,400 in 2018, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $278,600 to $296,400, a 6.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Amador County, CA is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amador County, CA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Amador County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$296,400
2018 Median
± $10,729
$278,600
2017 Median
± $7,641

In 2018, the median property value in Amador County, CA grew to to $296,400 from the previous year's value of $278,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Amador County, CA 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 Amador County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,198
Median Household Income
± $3,241
14.1k
Number of Households
± 796

In 2018, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Amador County, CA grew to $61,198 from the previous year's value of $60,636.

The following chart displays the households in Amador County, CA 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
2018 Homeownership
77%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.6% of the housing units in Amador County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amador County, CA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 6.71% of the workforce in Amador County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.6%
  2. Carpooled
    7.84%
  3. Worked At Home
    7.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Amador County, CA was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.84%) and those who Worked At Home (7.6%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

95.8% of the population of Amador County, CA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 21.4% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Amador County, CA see 1762 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% increase from the previous year (1750 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 512 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,762 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Amador County, CA

Primary care physicians in Amador County, CA see an average of 1,762 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% increase from the previous year (1,750 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Amador County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$4,735
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,368
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,833
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

4.24%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
21.4%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amador County, CA declined by 24.1% from 5.59% to 4.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amador County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence
  2. 10.5% prevalence
  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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