Vicksburg, MS

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Population

56,616

0.749% decline

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$38,506

2.27% growth

Poverty Rate

27.1%


Number of Employees

21,801

0.347% decline

Median Property Value

$102,200

5.8% growth

About

In 2017, Vicksburg, MS had a population of 56.6k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $38,506. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vicksburg, MS declined from 57,043 to 56,616, a -0.749% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,650 to $38,506, a 2.27% increase.

The population of Vicksburg, MS is 56.1% Black or African American Alone, 42% White Alone, and 0.823% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Vicksburg, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vicksburg, MS are Alcorn State University (560 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Vicksburg, MS is $102,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.4%. Most people in Vicksburg, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Vicksburg, MS is 2 cars per household.

Vicksburg, MS borders Jackson, MS.

About the photo: Yazoo River confluence from Vicksburg, MS

Economy

The economy of Vicksburg, MS employs 21.8k people. The largest industries in Vicksburg, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,845 people), Manufacturing (2,321 people), and Educational Services (2,320 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,550), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,265).

Median household income in Vicksburg, MS is $38,506. Males in Vicksburg, 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 Vicksburg, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,506

2017 value

± $2,596

2.27%

1 Year Growth

± 8.65%

Households in Vicksburg, MS have a median annual income of $38,506, 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 $37,650 in 2016, which represents a 2.27% 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 Vicksburg, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vicksburg, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $68,336, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $66,440 and $66,054.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vicksburg, MS (15k out of 55.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    12,406 ± 704

  2. White

    2,245 ± 358

  3. Two Or More

    314 ± 144

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

21.8k

2017 Value

± 1,028

-0.347%

1 Year decline

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vicksburg, MS declined at a rate of -0.347%, from 21.9k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vicksburg, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,410 people), Management Occupations (1,912 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,910 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vicksburg, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vicksburg, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,410 people), Management Occupations (1,912 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,910 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Vicksburg, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.48 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vicksburg, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,331), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,516), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.8k

2017 Value

± 1,028

-0.347%

1 Year decline

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vicksburg, MS declined at a rate of -0.347%, from 21.9k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vicksburg, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,845 people), Manufacturing (2,321 people), and Educational Services (2,320 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vicksburg, MS, though some of these residents may live in Vicksburg, 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 Vicksburg, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,845 people), Manufacturing (2,321 people), and Educational Services (2,320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Vicksburg, MS has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.11 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.03 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vicksburg, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,550), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,265).

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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

85.1% of the population of Vicksburg, MS has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 23.5% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vicksburg, MS see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 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

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

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

14.9%

Uninsured

37.4%

Employer Coverage

23.5%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vicksburg, MS grew by 4.08% from 14.3% to 14.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vicksburg, 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

Vicksburg, MS is home to a population of 56.6k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.12% of Vicksburg, MS residents were born outside of the country (633 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Vicksburg, MS is composed of 31.8k Black or African American Alone residents (56.1%), 23.8k White Alone residents (42%), 466 Two or More Races residents (0.823%), 315 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.556%), 268 Asian Alone residents (0.473%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0954%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vicksburg, MS was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Vicksburg, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Vicksburg, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

633 people

1.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

920 people

As of 2017, 1.12% of Vicksburg, MS residents (633 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 Vicksburg, MS was 1.61%, 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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Vicksburg, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vicksburg, MS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    31.8k ± 196

  2. White Alone

    23.8k ± 30

  3. Two or More Races

    466 ± 142

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more Black or African American Alone residents (31.8k people) in Vicksburg, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.8k White Alone and 466 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 Vicksburg, 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 Vicksburg, 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 Vicksburg, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Vicksburg, 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

    1,199 ± 190

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    508 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    432 ± 151

Vicksburg, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Vicksburg, MS awarded 560 degrees. The student population of Vicksburg, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,208 male students and 2,212 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vicksburg, MS are Black or African American (486 and 92%), followed by White (30 and 5.68%), Two or More Races (8 and 1.52%), and Asian (2 and 0.379%).

The largest universities in Vicksburg, MS by number of degrees awarded are Alcorn State University (560 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Vicksburg, MS are General Biological Sciences (73 and 13%), Registered Nursing (61 and 10.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (46 and 8.21%).

The median tuition costs in Vicksburg, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,269 and $5,269 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vicksburg, MS was Registered Nursing with 36 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

560 degrees awarded

$5,269

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Vicksburg, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alcorn State University with 560 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

158

Degrees Awarded to Men

402

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 158 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vicksburg, MS, which is 0.393 times less than the 402 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

    486 degrees awarded

  2. White

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vicksburg, MS were to Black or African American students. These 486 degrees mean that there were 16.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vicksburg, MS was $102,200 in 2017, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,600 to $102,200, a 5.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Vicksburg, MS is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vicksburg, MS have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vicksburg, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,506

Median Household Income

± $2,596

21.7k

Number of Households

± 990

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.7k households in Vicksburg, MS grew to $38,506 from the previous year's value of $37,650.

The following chart displays the households in Vicksburg, 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

$102,200

2017 Median

± $5,920

$96,600

2016 Median

± $4,429

In 2017, the median property value in Vicksburg, MS grew to to $102,200 from the previous year's value of $96,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.4%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.4% of the housing units in Vicksburg, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vicksburg, MS have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Vicksburg, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Vicksburg, MS was Drove Alone (86.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.83%) and those who Worked At Home (1.49%).

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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