Hinds County, MS

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Population

243,249

0.551% decline

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$41,011

5.77% growth

Poverty Rate

23.9%


Number of Employees

105,853

0.26% growth

Median Property Value

$109,400

1.96% growth

About

In 2017, Hinds County, MS had a population of 243k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $41,011. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hinds County, MS declined from 244,596 to 243,249, a -0.551% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,773 to $41,011, a 5.77% increase.

The population of Hinds County, MS is 71.6% Black or African American Alone, 25.3% White Alone, and 1.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hinds County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hinds County, MS are Hinds Community College (3,679 degrees awarded in 2016), Jackson State University (1,517 degrees), and Mississippi College (1,364 degrees).

The median property value in Hinds County, MS is $109,400, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Hinds County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hinds County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hinds County, MS employs 106k people. The largest industries in Hinds County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,459 people), Retail Trade (11,796 people), and Educational Services (10,335 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,526), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,368), and Utilities ($40,223).

Median household income in Hinds County, MS is $41,011. Males in Hinds 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 Hinds County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,011

2017 value

± $1,112

5.77%

1 Year Growth

± 3.67%

Households in Hinds County, MS have a median annual income of $41,011, 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 $38,773 in 2016, which represents a 5.77% 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.

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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 Hinds 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 14

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 108.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hinds County, MS was Census Tract 14 with a value of $91,797, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 108.07, with respective values of $85,714 and $78,227.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hinds County, MS (56.2k out of 235k 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 Females 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

    48,608 ± 1,549

  2. White

    6,135 ± 563

  3. Hispanic

    1,059 ± 323

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hinds 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

106k

2017 Value

± 2,454

0.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hinds County, MS grew at a rate of 0.26%, from 106k employees to 106k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hinds County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,998 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,908 people), and Management Occupations (8,104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hinds County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hinds County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,998 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,908 people), and Management Occupations (8,104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hinds County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.74 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.51 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hinds County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,618), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,263), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,195).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

106k

2017 Value

± 2,454

0.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hinds County, MS grew at a rate of 0.26%, from 106k employees to 106k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hinds County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,459 people), Retail Trade (11,796 people), and Educational Services (10,335 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hinds County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Hinds 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 Hinds County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,459 people), Retail Trade (11,796 people), and Educational Services (10,335 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hinds County, MS has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.69 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hinds County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,526), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,368), and Utilities ($40,223).

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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

86.5% of the population of Hinds County, MS has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 8.4% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hinds County, MS see 1342 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (1296 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1063 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 426 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

1,342 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hinds County, MS see an average of 1,342 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (1,296 patients).

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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

13.5%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

23.6%

Medicaid

8.4%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hinds County, MS declined by 10.2% from 15.1% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hinds 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

Hinds County, MS is home to a population of 243k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.79% of Hinds County, MS residents were born outside of the country (4.35k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hinds County, MS is composed of 174k Black or African American Alone residents (71.6%), 61.6k White Alone residents (25.3%), 3.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.5%), 2.01k Asian Alone residents (0.824%), 1.36k Two or More Races residents (0.558%), 239 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0983%), 228 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0937%), and 85 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0349%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hinds County, MS was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Hinds County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hinds County, MS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.35k people

1.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.7k people

As of 2017, 1.79% of Hinds County, MS residents (4.35k 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 Hinds County, MS was 1.92%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Hinds County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hinds County, MS was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    174k ± 344

  2. White Alone

    61.6k ± 149

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.64k ± 651

In 2017, there were 2.83 times more Black or African American Alone residents (174k people) in Hinds County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61.6k White Alone and 3.64k 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 Hinds 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 Hinds 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 Hinds County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hinds 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

    3,902 ± 360

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,932 ± 304

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,756 ± 305

Hinds County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hinds County, MS awarded 8,160 degrees. The student population of Hinds County, MS is skewed towards women, with 12,007 male students and 20,995 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hinds County, MS are Black or African American (4,583 and 57.7%), followed by White (2,763 and 34.8%), Unknown (214 and 2.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (147 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Hinds County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Hinds Community College (3,679 and 45.1%), Jackson State University (1,517 and 18.6%), and Mississippi College (1,364 and 16.7%).

The most popular majors in Hinds County, MS are General Studies (854 and 10.5%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (651 and 7.98%), and General Business Administration & Management (558 and 6.84%).

The median tuition costs in Hinds County, MS are $22,726 for private four year colleges, and $7,141 and $7,141 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 279 degrees awarded

  2. 164 degrees awarded

  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hinds County, MS was General Business Administration & Management with 279 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,679 degrees awarded

  2. 1,517 degrees awarded

  3. 1,364 degrees awarded

$7,141

Median In-State Public

$22,726

Median Private

In 2016, the Hinds County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hinds Community College with 3,679 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,325

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,835

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,325 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hinds County, MS, which is 0.688 times less than the 4,835 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

    4,583 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,763 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    214 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hinds County, MS were to Black or African American students. These 4,583 degrees mean that there were 1.66 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,763 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hinds County, MS was $109,400 in 2017, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,300 to $109,400, a 1.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Hinds County, MS is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hinds County, MS have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hinds 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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$41,011

Median Household Income

± $1,112

89.2k

Number of Households

± 2,096

In 2017, the median household income of the 89.2k households in Hinds County, MS grew to $41,011 from the previous year's value of $38,773.

The following chart displays the households in Hinds 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

$109,400

2017 Median

± $3,014

$107,300

2016 Median

± $2,702

In 2017, the median property value in Hinds County, MS grew to to $109,400 from the previous year's value of $107,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.3%

2017 Homeownership

59.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.3% of the housing units in Hinds County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hinds County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Hinds County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hinds County, MS was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.82%) and those who Worked At Home (2.15%).

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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