Mineral County, WV

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2020 Population
27,047
0.442% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.4
0.225% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
4.76% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,723
3.58% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$144,500
2.5% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
11,557
0.336% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Mineral County, WV had a population of 27k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $51,723. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mineral County, WV declined from 27,167 to 27,047, a −0.442% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,936 to $51,723, a 3.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mineral County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), White (Hispanic) (0.806%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.325%).

None of the households in Mineral County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Mineral County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mineral County, WV are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (266 degrees awarded in 2020) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (15 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Mineral County, WV was $144,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Mineral County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Mineral County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mineral County, WV is home to a population of 27k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.436% of Mineral County, WV residents were born outside of the country (118 people).

In 2020, there were 28.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Mineral County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 888 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 471 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Mineral County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mineral County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mineral County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.3k ± 203
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    888 ± 169
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    471 ± 226
0.954%
Hispanic Population
258 people

In 2020, there were 28.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Mineral County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 888 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 471 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.954% of the people in Mineral County, WV are hispanic (258 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mineral County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.436%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
118 people
0.795%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
216 people

As of 2020, 0.436% of Mineral County, WV residents (118 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mineral County, WV was 0.795%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    946 ± 204
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    439 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    195 ± 106

Mineral County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Mineral County, WV employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Mineral County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,231 people), Manufacturing (1,764 people), and Retail Trade (1,422 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,435), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,141), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,586).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.6k
2020 Value
± 884
−0.336%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mineral County, WV declined at a rate of −0.336%, from 11.6k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mineral County, WV, are Production Occupations (1,280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,215 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1,077 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mineral County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.6k
2020 Value
± 884
−0.336%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mineral County, WV declined at a rate of −0.336%, from 11.6k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mineral County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,231 people), Manufacturing (1,764 people), and Retail Trade (1,422 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mineral County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Mineral County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,015
Median earning men ± $2,063
$26,064
Median earning women ± $1,960

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,941), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,818), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,644), Information ($59,306), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,882).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 167
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 100
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 94
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $291k
    Manufacturing
  2. $44.1k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $31.3k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia 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 West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mineral County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 78% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Mineral County, WV awarded 281 degrees. The student population of Mineral County, WV in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 524 male students and 696 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mineral County, WV are White (252 and 90%), followed by Two or More Races (11 and 3.93%), Black or African American (8 and 2.86%), and Asian (3 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Mineral County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Potomac State College of West Virginia University (266 and 94.7%) and Mineral County Vocational Technical Center (15 and 5.34%).

The most popular majors in Mineral County, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (87 and 31%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (27 and 9.61%), and General Education (24 and 8.54%).

The median tuition cost in Mineral County, WV for a public four year colleges is $4,536 for in-state students and $11,544 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,220 students enrolled in Mineral County, WV, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 997 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 87 degree-majors awarded
  2. 24 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mineral County, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 87 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 266 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Potomac State College of West Virginia University with 266 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 123 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mineral County, WV, which is 0.778 times less than the 158 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 252 degrees mean that there were 22.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,536) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Mineral County, WV was $144,500 in 2020, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $148,200 to $144,500, a 2.5% decrease. The homeownership rate in Mineral County, WV is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mineral County, WV have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mineral County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mineral County, WV is $51,723. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mineral County, WV was Census Tract 104 with a value of $62,700, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $61,023 and $54,088.

In 2021, 6.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mineral County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.4%.

Property

$144,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,321
$8,485
Median Property Taxes
±$656

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mineral County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mineral County, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.5% of the housing units in Mineral County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mineral County, WV was Census Tract 104 with a value of $62,700, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $61,023 and $54,088.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,723
Median Household Income
± $3,613
10.8k
Number of Households
± 808

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Mineral County, WV grew to $51,723 from the previous year's value of $49,936.

The following chart displays the households in Mineral County, WV 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mineral County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (6.38%)
  3. Walked (4.69%)

In 2020, 84% of workers in Mineral County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.38%) and those who walked to work (4.69%).

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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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mineral County, WV have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.55% of the workforce in Mineral County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mineral County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mineral County, WV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 6.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mineral County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mineral County, WV (3.43k out of 26.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mineral County, WV is White, followed by Black and Other.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in Mineral County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 242 in Mineral County, WV. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 137 per 100,000 population.

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94.5% of the population of Mineral County, WV has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in West Virginia was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, WV see 2993 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (3025 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2687 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1168 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,993 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mineral County, WV

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, WV see an average of 2,993 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (3,025 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mineral County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.51%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mineral County, WV declined by 11.2% from 6.21% to 5.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mineral County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.1 in Mineral County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.1% in Mineral County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.61% in Mineral County, WV.

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