Belknap County, NH

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Population

60,383

0.0149% decline

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$65,834

7.49% growth

Poverty Rate

9.14%


Number of Employees

30,674

0.218% decline

Median Property Value

$220,400

0.547% growth

About

In 2017, Belknap County, NH had a population of 60.4k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $65,834. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Belknap County, NH declined from 60,392 to 60,383, a -0.0149% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,245 to $65,834, a 7.49% increase.

The population of Belknap County, NH is 95.3% White Alone, 1.57% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.38% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Belknap County, NH speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Belknap County, NH are Lakes Region Community College (205 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Laconia (35 degrees).

The median property value in Belknap County, NH is $220,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Belknap County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Belknap County, NH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Belknap County, NH employs 30.7k people. The largest industries in Belknap County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,739 people), Retail Trade (4,348 people), and Manufacturing (3,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,229), Finance & Insurance ($60,147), and Utilities ($58,803).

Median household income in Belknap County, NH is $65,834. Males in Belknap County, NH have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,292. The income inequality in Belknap County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,834

2017 value

± $3,253

7.49%

1 Year Growth

± 5.67%

Households in Belknap County, NH have a median annual income of $65,834, 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 $61,245 in 2016, which represents a 7.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,929

Average Male Salary

± $3,049

$52,292

Average Female Salary

± $2,191

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,821 ± $14,027

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,194 ± $95,882

  3. White

    $53,561 ± $1,737

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belknap County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire 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 9665

  2. Census Tract 9664.01

  3. Census Tract 9654

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belknap County, NH was Census Tract 9665 with a value of $79,861, followed by Census Tract 9664.01 and Census Tract 9654, with respective values of $78,182 and $77,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belknap County, NH (5.42k out of 59.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,088 ± 532

  2. Two Or More

    148 ± 144

  3. Hispanic

    139 ± 143

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

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,177

-0.218%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belknap County, NH declined at a rate of -0.218%, from 30.7k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belknap County, NH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,745 people), Management Occupations (3,560 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,504 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belknap County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Belknap County, NH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,745 people), Management Occupations (3,560 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Belknap County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.39 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Belknap County, NH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($74,342), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,766), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,177

-0.218%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belknap County, NH declined at a rate of -0.218%, from 30.7k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belknap County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,739 people), Retail Trade (4,348 people), and Manufacturing (3,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belknap County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Belknap County, NH 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 Belknap County, NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,739 people), Retail Trade (4,348 people), and Manufacturing (3,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Belknap County, NH has an unusually high number of Construction (1.41 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.24 times), and Public Administration (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Belknap County, NH, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,229), Finance & Insurance ($60,147), and Utilities ($58,803).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $8.76B, followed by Fuel oils ($4.8B) and Machinery ($3.29B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $44.8B. This is expected to increase 68.6% to $75.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.7B, followed by Maine with $2.35B and New York and $1.93B.

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Belknap County, NH has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Belknap County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Belknap County, NH see 1444 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.557% increase from the previous year (1436 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1447 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,444 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Belknap County, NH see an average of 1,444 patients per year. This represents a 0.557% increase from the previous year (1,436 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Belknap County, NH 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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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

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

9.09%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belknap County, NH declined by 14.9% from 10.7% to 9.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Belknap County, NH 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. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

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

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Diversity

Belknap County, NH is home to a population of 60.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.67% of Belknap County, NH residents were born outside of the country (1.61k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Belknap County, NH is composed of 57.5k White Alone residents (95.3%), 951 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.57%), 834 Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 579 Asian Alone residents (0.959%), 285 Black or African American Alone residents (0.472%), 130 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.215%), 65 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.108%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0265%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Belknap County, NH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Belknap County, NH was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Belknap County, NH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Belknap County, NH residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.61k people

3.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.93k people

As of 2017, 2.67% of Belknap County, NH residents (1.61k 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 Belknap County, NH was 3.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,523 ± 2,387 people

  2. India

    7,906 ± 2,177 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,486 ± 1,448 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 9,523 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,906 and Dominican Republic with 3,486.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Belknap County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Belknap County, NH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.5k ± 58

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    951 ± 115

  3. Two or More Races

    834 ± 147

In 2017, there were 60.5 times more White Alone residents (57.5k people) in Belknap County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 951 Hispanic or Latino and 834 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Belknap County, NH 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 Belknap County, NH 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 Belknap County, NH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Belknap County, NH 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

    2,204 ± 206

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    725 ± 201

  3. Korea

    633 ± 120

Belknap County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Belknap County, NH awarded 240 degrees. The student population of Belknap County, NH is skewed towards women, with 491 male students and 624 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Belknap County, NH are White (202 and 84.2%), followed by Unknown (30 and 12.5%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 2.08%), and Two or More Races (3 and 1.25%).

The largest universities in Belknap County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Lakes Region Community College (205 and 85.4%) and Empire Beauty School-Laconia (35 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Belknap County, NH are Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (31 and 12.9%), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (20 and 8.33%), and General Cosmetology (18 and 7.5%).

The median tuition costs in Belknap County, NH 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Belknap County, NH was Fire Science & Fire-Fighting with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 205 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Belknap County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lakes Region Community College with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

115

Degrees Awarded to Men

125

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Belknap County, NH, which is 0.92 times less than the 125 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

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Belknap County, NH were to White students. These 202 degrees mean that there were 6.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belknap County, NH was $220,400 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $219,200 to $220,400, a 0.547% increase. The homeownership rate in Belknap County, NH is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Belknap County, NH have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Belknap County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,834

Median Household Income

± $3,253

24.6k

Number of Households

± 1,040

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.6k households in Belknap County, NH grew to $65,834 from the previous year's value of $61,245.

The following chart displays the households in Belknap County, NH 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

$220,400

2017 Median

± $7,978

$219,200

2016 Median

± $5,570

In 2017, the median property value in Belknap County, NH grew to to $220,400 from the previous year's value of $219,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Belknap County, NH 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 Belknap County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in Belknap County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belknap County, NH have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Belknap County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Belknap County, NH was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.76%) and those who Worked At Home (4.93%).

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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