Hernando County, FL

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Population

179,144

1.33% growth

Median Age

48.9


Median Household Income

$44,324

4.85% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

63,962

5.32% growth

Median Property Value

$120,600

7.39% growth

About

In 2017, Hernando County, FL had a population of 179k people with a median age of 48.9 and a median household income of $44,324. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hernando County, FL grew from 176,797 to 179,144, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $42,274 to $44,324, a 4.85% increase.

The population of Hernando County, FL is 79.3% White Alone, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.88% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hernando County, FL speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hernando County, FL are ATA Career Education (132 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hernando County, FL is $120,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Hernando County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hernando County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Hernando County, FL borders Citrus County, FL, Sumter County, FL, and Pasco County, FL.

Economy

The economy of Hernando County, FL employs 64k people. The largest industries in Hernando County, FL are Retail Trade (10,144 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,558 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,294 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,111), Utilities ($52,370), and Public Administration ($42,670).

Median household income in Hernando County, FL is $44,324. Males in Hernando County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Hernando County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,324

2017 value

± $1,044

4.85%

1 Year Growth

± 3.29%

Households in Hernando County, FL have a median annual income of $44,324, 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 $42,274 in 2016, which represents a 4.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hernando County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 409.09

  2. Census Tract 409.11

  3. Census Tract 409.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hernando County, FL was Census Tract 409.09 with a value of $60,513, followed by Census Tract 409.11 and Census Tract 409.05, with respective values of $57,131 and $54,984.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hernando County, FL (25.3k out of 176k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    21,332 ± 988

  2. Hispanic

    4,278 ± 483

  3. Black

    2,209 ± 340

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hernando County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic 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

64k

2017 Value

± 1,828

5.32%

1 Year growth

± 3.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hernando County, FL grew at a rate of 5.32%, from 60.7k employees to 64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hernando County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,964 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,020 people), and Management Occupations (5,470 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hernando County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hernando County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,964 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,020 people), and Management Occupations (5,470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hernando County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.4 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hernando County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,877), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($52,375), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,970).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64k

2017 Value

± 1,828

5.32%

1 Year growth

± 3.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hernando County, FL grew at a rate of 5.32%, from 60.7k employees to 64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hernando County, FL, are Retail Trade (10,144 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,558 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,294 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hernando County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Hernando County, FL 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 Hernando County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (10,144 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,558 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hernando County, FL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.11 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.39 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hernando County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,111), Utilities ($52,370), and Public Administration ($42,670).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

86.8% of the population of Hernando County, FL has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.88% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hernando County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Hernando County, FL see 1878 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.77% increase from the previous year (1759 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2729 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1396 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,878 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hernando County, FL see an average of 1,878 patients per year. This represents a 6.77% increase from the previous year (1,759 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hernando County, FL 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

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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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

13.2%

Uninsured

30.5%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

21.1%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

2.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hernando County, FL declined by 4.73% from 13.9% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hernando County, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Hernando County, FL is home to a population of 179k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.87% of Hernando County, FL residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hernando County, FL is composed of 142k White Alone residents (79.3%), 21.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 8.74k Black or African American Alone residents (4.88%), 2.92k Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 2.1k Asian Alone residents (1.17%), 931 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.52%), 492 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.275%), and 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0167%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hernando County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hernando County, FL was 48.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Hernando County, FL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Hernando County, FL residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.3k people

6.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.1k people

As of 2017, 6.87% of Hernando County, FL residents (12.3k 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 Hernando County, FL was 6.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Hernando County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hernando County, FL was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    142k ± 299

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21.9k ± 1.04k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.74k ± 420

In 2017, there were 6.5 times more White Alone residents (142k people) in Hernando County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.9k Hispanic or Latino and 8.74k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    7,316 ± 490

  2. Korea

    2,331 ± 265

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,819 ± 307

Hernando County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hernando County, FL awarded 132 degrees. The student population of Hernando County, FL is skewed towards women, with 22 male students and 219 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hernando County, FL are White (72 and 54.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 18.9%), Unknown (17 and 12.9%), and Black or African American (16 and 12.1%).

The largest universities in Hernando County, FL by number of degrees awarded are ATA Career Education (132 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hernando County, FL are Radiographer (37 and 28%), Dental Assisting (35 and 26.5%), and Medical Assistant (21 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in Hernando County, FL 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. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hernando County, FL was Dental Assisting with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hernando County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

132 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hernando County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was ATA Career Education with 132 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14

Degrees Awarded to Men

118

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 14 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hernando County, FL, which is 0.119 times less than the 118 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

    72 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hernando County, FL were to White students. These 72 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hernando County, FL was $120,600 in 2017, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,300 to $120,600, a 7.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Hernando County, FL is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hernando County, FL have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hernando County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,324

Median Household Income

± $1,044

72.2k

Number of Households

± 1,762

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.2k households in Hernando County, FL grew to $44,324 from the previous year's value of $42,274.

The following chart displays the households in Hernando County, FL 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

$120,600

2017 Median

± $2,461

$112,300

2016 Median

± $2,090

In 2017, the median property value in Hernando County, FL grew to to $120,600 from the previous year's value of $112,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hernando County, FL 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 Hernando County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hernando County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hernando County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

78%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Hernando County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hernando County, FL have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.36% of the workforce in Hernando County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hernando County, FL was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (5.82%).

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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