Prentiss County, MS

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Population

25,389

0.197% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$32,854

1.95% decline

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

9,519

2.24% decline

Median Property Value

$90,500

10.1% growth

About

In 2017, Prentiss County, MS had a population of 25.4k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $32,854. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prentiss County, MS grew from 25,339 to 25,389, a 0.197% increase and its median household income declined from $33,509 to $32,854, a -1.95% decrease.

The population of Prentiss County, MS is 83.1% White Alone, 13.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Prentiss County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS are Northeast Mississippi Community College (656 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Prentiss County, MS is $90,500, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Prentiss County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Prentiss County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Prentiss County, MS employs 9.52k people. The largest industries in Prentiss County, MS are Manufacturing (2,299 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($41,348), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,909), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,909).

Median household income in Prentiss County, MS is $32,854. Males in Prentiss 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 Prentiss County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,854

2017 value

± $4,000

-1.95%

1 Year Growth

± 17.4%

Households in Prentiss County, MS have a median annual income of $32,854, 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 $33,509 in 2016, which represents a -1.95% 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 Prentiss 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prentiss County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $43,070, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $40,077 and $32,783.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prentiss County, MS (5.45k out of 24.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,897 ± 464

  2. Black

    1,119 ± 293

  3. Two Or More

    382 ± 164

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

9.52k

2017 Value

± 749

-2.24%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prentiss County, MS declined at a rate of -2.24%, from 9.74k employees to 9.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prentiss County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,449 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,020 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prentiss County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prentiss County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,449 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,020 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prentiss County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prentiss County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,422), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,352), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,230).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.52k

2017 Value

± 749

-2.24%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prentiss County, MS declined at a rate of -2.24%, from 9.74k employees to 9.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prentiss County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,299 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prentiss County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Prentiss 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 Prentiss County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,299 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prentiss County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.39 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.06 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prentiss County, MS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($41,348), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,909), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,909).

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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

86.1% of the population of Prentiss County, MS has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Prentiss County, MS see 2546 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.2% increase from the previous year (2119 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2526 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1578 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

2,546 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Prentiss County, MS see an average of 2,546 patients per year. This represents a 20.2% increase from the previous year (2,119 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Prentiss County, MS in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.9%

Uninsured

33.4%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prentiss County, MS declined by 11.3% from 15.7% to 13.9%.

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

Prentiss County, MS is home to a population of 25.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.744% of Prentiss County, MS residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Prentiss County, MS is composed of 21.1k White Alone residents (83.1%), 3.39k Black or African American Alone residents (13.4%), 509 Two or More Races residents (2%), 353 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.39%), 37 Asian Alone residents (0.146%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 24.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prentiss County, MS was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Prentiss County, MS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Prentiss County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.744%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

189 people

0.655%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

166 people

As of 2017, 0.744% of Prentiss County, MS residents (189 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 Prentiss County, MS was 0.655%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Prentiss County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prentiss County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.1k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.39k ± 231

  3. Two or More Races

    509 ± 224

In 2017, there were 6.22 times more White Alone residents (21.1k people) in Prentiss County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.39k Black or African American Alone and 509 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 Prentiss 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 Prentiss 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 Prentiss County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Prentiss 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

    543 ± 141

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    246 ± 167

  3. Korea

    88 ± 65

Prentiss County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Prentiss County, MS awarded 656 degrees. The student population of Prentiss County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,433 male students and 2,088 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prentiss County, MS are White (528 and 80.5%), followed by Black or African American (96 and 14.6%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 1.98%), and Unknown (11 and 1.68%).

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Mississippi Community College (656 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prentiss County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (153 and 23.3%), Registered Nursing (90 and 13.7%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (47 and 7.16%).

The median tuition costs in Prentiss County, MS 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. 153 degrees awarded

  2. 90 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Prentiss County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 153 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

656 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Prentiss County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Mississippi Community College with 656 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

252

Degrees Awarded to Men

404

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 252 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prentiss County, MS, which is 0.624 times less than the 404 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

    528 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    96 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prentiss County, MS were to White students. These 528 degrees mean that there were 5.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prentiss County, MS was $90,500 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,200 to $90,500, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Prentiss County, MS is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prentiss County, MS have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prentiss 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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$32,854

Median Household Income

± $4,000

9.53k

Number of Households

± 714

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.53k households in Prentiss County, MS declined from $32,854 from the previous year's value of $33,509.

The following chart displays the households in Prentiss 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

$90,500

2017 Median

± $8,048

$82,200

2016 Median

± $8,686

In 2017, the median property value in Prentiss County, MS grew to to $90,500 from the previous year's value of $82,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prentiss 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 Prentiss 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 Prentiss County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prentiss County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Prentiss County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prentiss County, MS have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% of the workforce in Prentiss County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    1.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Prentiss County, MS was Drove Alone (85%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Walked (1.68%).

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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